"Recipes from the Chef's Kitchen"
Special Family Recipe
Ms. Rita Agnes Volk
Lindsey Gustin and Ms.
Rita's Chop Suey
chop suey? In Chinese, the two characters for chop suey are pronounced
"tsa sui" in Mandarin
Cantonese "shap sui," meaning "mixed small bits" or "odds and ends." As
a culinary term,
refers to a kind of stew made of many different ingredients mixed together.
probably first came to the United States with the waves of Chinese
drawn to the California gold fields. Most came from the
China coast’s Pearl River Delta and particularly the
Toishan. In the 1870s, the Chinese were pushed
American West by racial violence, migrating to
like Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. There
first noticed a dish called "chow-chop-suey."
The Chop Suey:
1) 1/2 lb. Beef Round cut into strips
2) 1/2 lb. Pork Loin cut into strips
3) 1 cup chopped Celery
4) 1 large Onion - chopped fine
5) 1 lb. fresh chopped Mushrooms
6) 2 tbs. Soy Sauce
7) 2 tsp. Canola Oil
8) Salt to taste
The Paste :
1) 2 tbs. Soy Sauce
2) 1/3 cup Flour
3) 1/3 cup Water
The Side Dish:
1) 2 cups Steamed Jasmine Rice
The Cooking Instructions...
1) Lightly flour meat. Brown meat lighty
in canola oil.
2) Add celery, onions, salt and Soy Sauce
3) Cook for 1/2 hour or until done. During
the last half hour add mushrooms.
4) Mix the paste ingredients together and cook
for 15 minutes to thicken.
5) Stir the paste ingredients into the Chop
6) Serve hot. Sprinkle some soy sauce
7) Serve the rice as a side dish.