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Summer is here and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sun, fun water activities, quality time with family and friends, and delicious summer food. This summer, try to incorporate Chinese chopsticks in your picnic basket.  You’ll eat less and more slowly and you’ll be able to still enjoy all the scrumptious dishes you associate with summer.  Here are two summer recipe ideas with a Chinese twist.Image

Chinese Radish Salad
This salad is perfect for summer because it cools the body and it detoxes. You won’t feel guilty for indulging in this salad. Plus, it’s super easy to make. This dish is something you can eat with Chinese chopsticks.

1 bag radishes

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 tablespoons of light soy sauce

2 teaspoons of sugar

2 tablespoons of vinegar

2 tablespoons of sesame oil

Thinly peel and slice radishes into halves. Then add salt, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and sesame oil. That’s all you have to do.

Spiced Kielbasa and Summer Fruit Kabobs (Courtesy of Good Housekeeping)Image
This delicious kabob is spicy and sweet, perfect for summer parties. The Chinese five-spice powder gives these kabobs an added kick that quickly blends with the fruit and orange marmalade.

1 package (16 ounces) light kielbasa, cut into 1-inch chunks, substitute other smoked sausage

3 apricots, pitted and cut into quarters

2 ripe plums, pitted and cut into 1-inch chunks, substitute peaches

3 tablespoons sweet orange marmalade

1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder

Prepare outdoor grill for covered direct grilling over medium heat.  Meanwhile, alternately thread kielbasa, apricots, and plums onto 4 to 6 long metal skewers. In cup, combine marmalade and five-spice powder. Place skewers on hot grill rack. Cover grill and cook 5 minutes or until kielbasa browns and fruit chars slightly, turning skewers occasionally. Uncover grill. Brush marmalade mixture all over kielbasa and fruit. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer, turning occasionally.

These two recipes can easily be transferred to your favorite picnic spot. Pack your Chinese chopstick sets, an easy to clean tablecloth, plates, along with other essentials and you’re good to go. If you don’t have Chinese chopstick sets, AJPanda.com has you covered.  Enjoy your summer!

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