The flavors in Asian recipes are intense and exciting - and extremely wide-ranging. While every country in Asia has its own long-standing traditions, you can get hints of origin from the ingredients that echo throughout their classic dishes. Fiery chiles and tongue-numbing peppercorns? Think Szechuan. Pleasantly tangy fish sauce, noodles and slightly sour tamarind? Thai recipes, we're looking at you. Rich, garlicky barbecued meat paired with kimchee? Korean all the way. In short, there's no one way to approach Asian cuisine, so start by appreciating what each culture does best. Seek out authentic ingredients whenever possible, and don't attempt shortcuts: Many Asian flavors can only be developed with time.
If sweet and spicy Asian food is your preference, don't order takeout. Try this quick-and-easy recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Stir fried beef and vegetables are mixed with ramen noodles to make a quick and complete dinner.
The chicken and rice in this Thai-inspired dinner recipe is topped with an irresistible peanut sauce. Steamed snow pea pods complete the meal.
Soy sauce, gingerroot, and pea pods add an Asian flair to this version of classic chicken soup.
Soba noodles, hot sauce, ginger, and soy sauce give a spicy Asian touch to this chicken and broccoli main-dish recipe.
This stir-together appetizer delivers big peanut flavor with a hint of heat. The dip recipe is quick to make.
"After enjoying crab cakes on a cruise, I decided to tweak a recipe and make turkey cakes with some leftover turkey,: Joyce says.
Prepared in less than 30 minutes, this popular Asian recipe wraps chicken and vegetables inside a flour tortilla. A hoisin and soy sauce blend add the flavoring to this recipe.
This recipe is for those who prefer a little heat in their main dish. Garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes add an interesting combination of flavors to this 30-minute recipe.
Nutty sesame oil balances the sparkle of fresh ginger. A combo of black and white sesame seeds makes for striking presentation, but if you cant find the black ones, just use 2 teaspoons of white seeds.