Happy Family Recipe

Happy Family - delicious Chinese-American dish made with seafood, meat, and vegetables stir-fried in brown sauce. Make this at home today.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Happy Family
Servings 4 people
Calories 308 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup cut onion, green and red bell peppers
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables, broccoli florets, sliced carrot and trimmed sugar snap peas/snow peas
  • 1 1/2 cups canned vegetables, straw mushroom, bamboo shoot sliced, young baby corn and water chestnut sliced
  • 1 cup meat, pork/BBQ pork, chicken breast, and beef(sliced)
  • 1/2 cup mixed seafood, peeled and cleaned shrimp, lobster meat/crab meat and sea scallops
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced


  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry sherry wine or any Chinese cooking wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Brown Sauce:


  1. Marinade meat and seafood with a little salt, pepper, sugar and a dash of cooking wine. Set aside. In a bowl, mix all the seasoning ingredients for the Brown Sauce and set aside.
  2. In a wok, heat 2 tablespoon oil to smoky hot, stir-fry onions and peppers until lightly charred, add in minced garlic, briskly stir-fry until fragrant, toss in the broccoli florets, carrots, and continue stir-frying for about 2 minutes, dash a little salt and pepper, mix well and dish up. Set aside.
  3. Lightly clean up wok with damp paper towel. Heat up wok with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, stir-fry shrimp, lobster/crab meat for 1 minute, toss in sliced beef and pork/BBQ pork and continue to stir-fry for another 1 minute, or until lightly browned.
  4. Toss in the mixed canned vegetables, stir well, add in the Brown Sauce seasoning, pour in the chicken broth and continue to stir-fry until vegetables are tender enough to your liking, meat and seafood is thoroughly cooked. Adjust salt, sugar, or other flavorings as per taste. Dish up and serve with hot steamed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Happy Family Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 959mg 40%
Potassium 610mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 161.7%
Vitamin C 29.3%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 11.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.