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5 lucky, healthy and mouth-watering recipes for Lunar New Year

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Lunar New Year falls on the 1st of February and lasting 15 days after. The act of coming together and sharing a meal is a quintessential part of the Lunar New Year festivities, with New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day usually reserved for family celebrations. Certain foods, such as fish, crustaceans, dumplings, whole chicken, long noodles and round fruits are eaten as they symbolise luck, prosperity and longevity, so let us inspire your culinary plans with a modern twist on the traditional fare.

Try these healthy yet mouth-watering recipes this Lunar New Year and shop for all the fresh produce you need at Countdown at Westfield St Lukes.

Delcado Avocado and Prawn Fried Rice

The Chinese word for crustacean sounds like laughter, hence prawns represent liveliness, happiness and good fortune. A deliciously healthy spin on the classic fried rice, it's the perfect crowd-pleasing meal you can whip up in no time. See full recipe >

Bang Bang Chicken with Lemon Myrtle Dressing

Combining zesty, Asian flavours, this tender chicken is also perfect served whole with steaming bowls of rice. Top with fresh chilli and pieces of deep-fried, wonton wrappers for pops of red and gold to mark the occasion. See full recipe >

Grandma’s Secret Beef Dumplings

Traditionally shaped like ingots (oval, boat-shaped hunks of gold used as currency during Imperial China) and symbolising wealth, these juicy, mouth-watering morsels will have you looking like a true dumpling expert. [__See full recipe >__

Delcado Avocado Rice Noodle Salad

Long noodles, uncut, represent you guessed it, longevity. This recipe combines silky rice noodles, cashews, chili, fragrant herbs and zingy rice vinegar dressing for a showstopping, noodle salad. [__See full recipe >__

Fish Cakes with Lemon Myrtle Dipping Sauce

Fish symbolises abundance and is traditionally served whole. This easy, finger food recipe is ideal for entertaining and pairs delicate fish with a tangy lemon myrtle dipping sauce, taking the flavour of this dish to a whole new level. [See full recipe >]

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