I've eaten my fair share of twice-cooked pork at Chinese restaurants, so I was eager to apply these flavors to one of my favorite winter greens, swiss chard. The brawny sauce—made with chilli bean paste, fermented black beans, garlic, ginger, chicken broth, and a generous pour of oil—transforms the green into an almost meaty dish.
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Spicy dishes often come with chiles atop to prepare diners of the fire lurking within. There are no extra peppers above Fuchsia Dunlop's Cold Chicken with a Spicy Sichuanese Sauce from Every Grain of Rice, but the deep fiery red of the chilli oil should read as a warning sign to those weary of spice. But this chicken dish is not only about searing heat--the cold poached chicken, with its slippery skin and succulent meat, is beyond tender and moist; the bright spring onions and brown rice vinegar enliven the rich oil-slicked sauce; and the roasted grown Sichuan pepper is the final electrifying touch to the plate, giving the dish its signature ma la.