Tomorrow brings in the Chinese New Year and in our house we couldn’t be more excited. We have spent our weekend having fun with family, and cleaning house to sweep away the bad luck of 2011 to make room for all the good luck that 2012 promises. No I am not Chinese, but I love introducing other cultures and traditions to my kids when ever I can.
Chinese New Year is the most celebrated and anticipated of the traditional Chinese holidays and is also known as “Spring Festival.” This year is an extra special year for me because it’s the Year of the Dragon, my Chinese astrological sign. I’ll be busy celebrating my “free spirit” all year-long!
To bring in the Chinese New Year on the right foot we decorated our table in red and gold, had a friend over to bring our number to lucky #8 and even did our best to make up red envelopes filled with chocolate gold coins. Our decorations weren’t quite traditional, but they were definitely fun! I served dumplings, fish and our favorite VH Sauces to round out our feast and discovered a new favorite dish, Chili Glazed Salmon.
To make Chili Glazed Salmon
- take 4 Salmon fillets (skinless)
- 1/2 cup VH Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
- 2 TBS soya sauce
- 2 TBS orange juice (I didn’t have any so I left it out)
Mix the Sweet Thai Chili Sauce with the Soya sauce and brush generously over Salmon. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until it’s cooked through. What a delicious way to change-up our usual.
If you are looking for a way to add a little Asian flair to lunchtime at home or at work why not try VH Steamers – available in the freezer section of grocery stores.
Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Disclosure – I am participating in the VH Chinese New Year Celebration program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of VH. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.