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Chinese Fondue

Yield 6 servings
Beef tenderloin, shrimp, and fresh vegetables turn succulent and tender when dipped in boiling chicken broth instead of oil in this Eastern rendition of fondue.


  • 1 cup small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup small cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup (2-inch) pieces napa (Chinese) cabbage
  • 1/2 cup diagonally sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, cut in half lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans low-salt chicken broth
  • Chinese Barbecue Sauce
  • Rémoulade Sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 241
  • caloriesfromfat 34 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 25.8 g
  • carbohydrate 14.1 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 94 mg
  • iron 4.1 mg
  • sodium 784 mg
  • calcium 93 mg

How to Make It

  1. Arrange broccoli and next 6 ingredients (broccoli through shrimp) on a serving platter. Bring water and chicken broth to a gentle boil in a fondue pot. Pierce shrimp with skewers, and cook in broth mixture until shrimp are done. Pierce vegetables and beef with skewers, and cook in broth mixture until beef and vegetables are desired degree of doneness. Serve with Chinese Barbecue Sauce and Rémoulade Sauce.