Smashingly Good Colorful Asian Dishes
Even though we live in the US, our pantry is overwhelmingly Asian. Have I told you that we own 2 rice cookers? We used to have 3 but have pared them down to 2. We also have several brands of soy sauce (for stir fry, marinade, soups, low sodium and the sweet kind) and a plethora of hot sauces. Below are some great, easier recipes that don’t require too much time in the kitchen. Hope you enjoy them, and have a good one!
Crispy & Spicy Tofu Bánh Mì with Green Papaya Slaw, from Cravings in Amsterdam
Using marinated and breaded tofu as the main filling, the star ingredient is the green papaya slaw which makes the whole dish crunchy, sweet and tangy. Add sliced chili if you like it spicy.
Korean Beef Tacos, from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Marinated ground beef with brown sugar soy sauce mix, top with bright and colorful Asian slaw. Serve on a bed of rice or like in this case, in soft tortillas. Squeeze some lime or garlic chili oil for an extra kick.
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Asian Slaw Dogs, from Grilled Cheese Social
Elevate an ordinary hot dog with purple cabbage, shredded carrots, onion, cilantro and mint, then drizzle the slaw dressing made from lime juice, rice wine vinegar, sugar, and sesame oil. Add sriracha or any chili sauce you have for an extra kick. Yum, yum!
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Thai Chicken Pizza, from Aberdeen’s Kitchen
It’s like Pad Thai but on pizza dough. Shredded chicken combined with crunchy nuts, fresh bean sprouts and drizzled with garlicky fish/tamarind/soy/lime/chili sauce mix. Oh my goodness, I think I need to make this stat.
Asian Steak Salad, from Nom Nom Paleo
What’s Asian about this gorgeous looking salad? It’s in the sauce, which is a delicious mix of fish sauce, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger powders and sesame oil. You substitute meat with chicken, shrimp or tofu and use any kind of vegetables you happen to have in the fridge. With a great sauce, any mix of protein you’d prefer would be great.
I don’t know why, but looking at these pictures make me crave a really tall glass of ice tea. Am I too busy salivating over them, or is it because the weather is still hot? No idea.