Asian dishes like Korean Bibimbap and Five-Spice Soba Noodles feature the traditional Asian flavors of soy and ginger. More modern takes, like Soy-Glazed Salmon Burger, bring those flavors front and center. The spices of Asia are the stars of the region’s aromatic, full-flavored cuisine.
Stress-Fighting Beef Stir-Fry
In addition to being an excellent source of tryptophan and protein, lean beef provides plenty of selenium, zinc, iron, and B complex vitamins to help you fight stress. Choose organic, grass-fed beef if you can to avoid pesticides and hormones that potentially can interfere with your own.
High-Energy Bangkok Coconut Chicken Stir Fry
Try this sugar-busting recipe from Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s “The Beat Sugar Addiction Now Cookbook.”
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Skewers of savory chicken and a luscious peanut sauce for dipping. Satay is the perfect dish for introducing kids to the flavors of the world.
Sweet and Sour Shrimp
This is not your typical cloying sweet-n-sour dish, these black pepper marinated shrimp are enrobed by tamarind-lime glaze.
Five Spice Slow-cooked Pork
So rich and savory, I like to serve this with ready-made pickled mustard greens.
This hauntingly addictive smoky fire-roasted relish can be scooped up with nearly anything—fresh veggies as described below, or grab a bag of chips and start scooping.
Bahn Mi Sandwich
The Vietnamese “hamburger,” Bahn Mi is a healthy sandwich you can make with leftover Korean Grilled Beef and Quick Veggie Pickles.
Korean Grilled Beef
When entertaining, we use rib-eyes. When it’s just the family, we choose flank steak: a leaner, less expensive cut.
Clean Peanutty Thai Chicken
Our version of Thai chicken is much cleaner, lighter, and healthier than anything I’ve found in all but the very best Asian restaurants in Southern California. We recommend using natural, organic peanut butter.
Easy Asian Seafood Paella
Like its Spanish cousin, this paella is brimming with seafood and spicy chorizo. The dish is a spectacular presentation and a meal-in-one feast.
Asian Hot and Sour Slaw
Shredded slaw mixes and shredded carrots in supermarket produce section are particularly useful for preparing vegetable side dishes that complement all types of grilled and barbecued dishes.
Five-Spice Quinoa with Toasted Almonds
Five-spice powder is a seasoning that usually includes star anise, cinnamon, licorice root, fennel, and black or Sichuan pepper. It plays well against the slight nuttiness of quinoa, a grain that is rich in protein. Toasting the quinoa in a little oil adds a pleasing nuance of flavor. If the quinoa is sold in bulk or loose, I recommend rinsing it. If it’s in a package, you may omit this step.
Candied Walnuts with Sprimp in Spicy Garlic Sauce
Shrimp is marinated in a simple, spicy sauce and then sauteed with bell peppers and onions for exciting flavor without the extra fat and mess of deep-frying.