My boyfriend and I are hosting my parents for Christmas this year for the first time. Since both of our families observe both Jewish and Christian holidays we thought it would be fun to follow the tradition of Chinese food on Christmas day, except cook the food ourselves instead of going out.
So far we plan to make the spareribs and scallion pancakes using the recipes posted during Chinese appetizer week a while back. We were thinking of doing the Food Lab's peking duck, but I'm not feeling that brave and I don't know if there will be enough room in our fridge for the drying process.
I'm hoping you can help me find a third dish, preferably veggie based that would fit well with the menu. We are all adventurous eaters, like moderately spicy food and I think (fingers crossed) Santa is bringing me a wok so I'd like to make use of that.