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14 EASY-TO-MAKE ASIAN-INSPIRED RECIPES

Dec 22, 2023

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Whether you’re craving tofu pad thai, panang curry or pork dumplings, there’s no need to order takeout when these recipes are so easy to make.

We’ve curated our 14 favorite, easy-to-make recipes that’ll bring the bustling streets of Bangkok straight to your kitchen.

 

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THAI BASIL TOFU

This tofu dish is a vibrant encapsulation of Thai cuisine.

Let the aroma of sizzling shallots and garlic fill the air. Fragrant Thai holy basil leaves give the tofu that herby, elevated flavor we love, beautifully set on a bed of jasmine rice.

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THAI PUMPKIN CURRY SOUP

Whether you’re seeking solace from the cold or a culinary voyage, this one bowl encapsulates the rich tapestry of Southeast Asian flavors.

A blend of red curry paste, ginger and garlic tossed in a medley of shallots, red bell peppers and shiitake mushrooms, bathed in coconut milk and pumpkin puree leaves you with a velvety texture that envelops every spoonful.

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CHINESE CABBAGE PORK DUMPLINGS

These dumplings stand as a testament to the artistry of handcrafted comfort food—though, your KitchenAid® will being doing most of the heavy lifting upfront.

After you prep the dough and filling, each dumpling is sealed with a gentle press, then pleated and steamed to a tender finish, bursting with savory goodness inside.

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PANANG COCONUT CURRY WITH SHRIMP

This curry is bold, aromatic, and beautifully balanced.

Though complex in flavor, all you need is a pressure cooker and a marriage of panang curry paste, coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass and lime to provide a citrusy, earthy undertone to a delightful mix of vegetables and shrimp.

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CHINESE LONG BEANS WITH CHILE AND GARLIC

Never tried oil-blanching? Now’s your chance.

This technique locks in the beans’ natural moisture and flavor. But keep your wok hot—after blanching, you’ll toss the beans in a garlic chile sauce that clings to every morsel for a crispy, savory, spicy side dish sure to impress.

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PERFECT TOFU PAD THAI

Honed and perfected in the Sur La Table kitchen, this recipe marries Chantaboon rice noodles with the sizzle of eggs, tofu and garlic in a hot wok, drenched in a delicious tamarind sauce.

Finish it off with a flourish of lime wedges and crushed peanuts.

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CHINESE BROCCOLI WITH GARLIC

We all know and love the distinctive taste of Chinese broccoli—and this recipe takes its crisp tenderness and coats it in a savory, spicy, umami glaze.

The magic happens in the wok, tossing the broccoli in a flurry of minced garlic, ginger and red chile flakes, along with a mélange of hoisin, oyster and soy sauces.

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SCALLION FRIED RICE

This dish, by no means, has to stay vegetarian. Besides scallions, you can add shrimp or chicken to the mix as well.

It’s a versatile base you can really make your own. There are million different ways to make a delicate golden rice, mixed with garlic, ginger, eggs and soy sauce. 

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THAI FRIED RICE

Now, the secret here starts with jasmine rice. Cooked and thoroughly chilled, tossed in a sizzling wok with shallots, garlic and scallions—the essential trio for that authentic Thai aroma.

We add pancetta for a little saltiness, while the Thai fish sauce amplifies the dish’s savory notes, promising a culinary adventure that’s both comforting and satisfying.

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COCONUT VEGETABLE CURRY WITH CASHEWS

Showcasing a medley of seasonal veg, this curry is a feast for the senses and a true canvas for creativity.

The base being Thai spices, coconut milk and your choice of vegetables with a sprinkling of cilantro and cashews. Out with the rules—make this richly spiced dish your own.

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THAI CHICKEN WITH PEANUT SAUCE

The beauty of this dish is its versatility. Whether you serve it as an app or entree, these meatballs are a fun twist on traditional skewers.

Juicy, tender and browned to perfection in a skillet, complemented by a rich, velvety peanut dipping sauce.

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ASIAN PEANUT PORK

This is where the multicooker becomes the culinary maestro, infusing pork loin and red bell peppers with a symphony of Asian flavors.

This slow, gentle cooking process allows the pork to soak up the soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes and culminates in a creamy peanut sauce that melds so beautifully with tender pork. 

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ASIAN STYLE BONELESS BEEF SHORT RIBS

This dish not only delivers on taste but also convenience—an hour and thirty-five minutes is all it takes from start to finish. There’s not much to it, but the secret’s in the sauce: hoisin, soy, sherry, garlic and ginger.

Cooked under pressure for a mere 35 minutes, the beef emerges succulent and moist—the perfect main any night of the week.  

Get the Asian Style Boneless Beef Short Ribs recipe!  

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ASIAN GLAZED SALMON

Whether it’s a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this Asian glazed salmon is an easy win. You only need 15 to 18 minutes in a preheated oven, and you’re ready to plate.

All you have to do is place the salmon skin-side down in a pan, spread on the glaze and bake. The finishing touches—a garnish of lime wedges and a drizzle of the remaining glaze—add a burst of freshness and zing to an already amazing dish.

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