Liver and Snow Peas

Zhugan Chao Xuedou

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Reddish-Brown: Red-cooked

This is a simple stir-fried dish whose clear, bright sauce contains the standard array of Szechwanese spices. But liver is a special food in Szechwan as in the rest of China; no Chinese gourmet would consider this dish an ordinary one.

Mrs. Chiang’s combination of textures and colors is very special.

The bright green snow peas (xuedou), orange carrots, crisp white water chestnuts, and gelatinous black tree ear