Have you ever shied away from cooking Asian food at home based on the length of the ingredients list? You’re not alone. Creating Asian curries and sauces from scratch not only calls for a lot of spices but also requires specialist ingredients not always easily accessible. It’s time to put Asian on your weeknight menu now. It’s never been easier or more convenient to make Asian dishes such as satays and curries at home.
Here are 5 steps to easy Asian dinners
- Prep your ingredients: Especially when it comes to noodles and stir-fries, having all the ingredients you need to add to the pan prepped and close at hand ready to toss into the pan so nothing overcooks.
- Get your pan hot: Bring your pan to temperature before you add the oil and other ingredients. If it’s not hot enough the vegies or meat will begin to stew and become soggy resulting in a sad-looking dish.
- Bigger is better: Make sure your wok or pan is large enough to easily accommodate all the ingredients, including noodles and rice if the recipe calls for it. If it’s not big enough or hot enough, the ingredients at the bottom will begin to stew and tossing it all will be too difficult and messy.
- Stir-fry and simmer sauces are you friend: if cooking a takeaway favourite like Pad Thai from scratch scares you, then pick up a stir-fry sauce that will help you along. Make sure that it contains all natural ingredients.
- Choose fresh noodles: If you want to cut down on some of the steps, you can buy fresh noodles in the chiller section of supermarkets and larger grocers.
Feeling game? Try these weeknight Asian dinner winners…
Teriyaki Beef Noodles – Passage to Asia
Easy Chicken Satay Skewers with Gado Gado – Passage to Asia
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