Fast & Fresh Asian Recipes for Summer
Pair Asian spices with cooling ingredients and you’ve got the perfect summer dishes, ready in 30 minutes or less
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Simple Salmon Chirashi
The start of summer is the beginning of salmon season in the West, making it a perfect time to indulge in this Omega-3 fish in a simple way, like this chirashi.
Recipe: Simple Salmon Chirashi
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Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon Salad
The cool melon is nicely contrasting to the spicy shrimp and dressing. We suggest slicing the melon into wedges, and then again on a diagonally so you get wide pieces.
Recipe: Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon Salad
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Nori Radish Toasts
Radishes and butter are a classic pairing. It's taken an Asian detour with the earthy, nutty flavor of nori added.
Recipe: Nori Radish Toasts
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Bison and Water Chestnut Lettuce Cups
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Spicy Hoisin Sesame Glazed Corn
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Kimchi and Avocado Quesadillas
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Black Pepper Tofu and Green Beans
The pepper adds quite a kick to this vegetarian dish. For a complete meal, serve with steam rice or noodles and an Asian salad.
Recipe: Black Pepper Tofu and Green Beans
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Southeast Asian Grapefruit and Shrimp Salad
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This is always a favorite way to serve shrimp but we often forget how quick and easy it is to make. Serve it with steamed rice and a cold beer.
Recipe: Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp
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DIY Chicken Papaya Spring Rolls
Spring rolls can be labor intensive if you need to make a bunch. That's why we suggest setting out all the ingredients and letting guests make their own. If you're not a fan of papaya, you can easily substitute mango.
Recipe: DIY Chicken Papaya Spring Rolls
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Spicy Peanut, Carrot, and Snap Pea Wraps
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Rather than deep frying the shrimp, use puffed rice cereal to add a bit of crunch to the dish. Serve with an Asian slaw or with rice.
Recipe: Chili Shrimp
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Thai Beef Salad
It's amazing how a simple salad can be so flavorful when you have a great dressing like this one.
Recipe: Thai Beef Salad
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Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork
The cabbage in this slaw is very colorful and adds a bit of crunch to the dish. We served it with pork, but grilled chicken would also be good.
Recipe: Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork