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Healthy Asian Recipes, Menus and Cooking Tips

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Spicy Beef with Shrimp & Bok Choy

Oyster sauce and rice wine give this speedy stir-fry a rich flavor that balances the clean, sweet crunch of bok choy. Make It a Meal: Rice noodles or brown basmati rice and a Tsing Tao beer will make you feel like you're eating in your favorite Chinese restaurant.

» Spicy Beef with Shrimp & Bok Choy

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips.

» Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Black Sticky Rice

A take on the classic Southeast Asian dessert of fresh mango with coconut white sticky rice, this version has grilled pineapple served over cardamom-infused coconut black sticky rice. The consistency should be that of a loose rice pudding, though black sticky rice is always chewy. For an equally delicious dessert, use grilled banana or mango instead of pineapple.

» Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Black Sticky Rice

Red Curry with Vegetables

Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a convenient blend of chile peppers, garlic, lemongrass and galanga (a root that's similar in flavor to ginger). It can pack a lot of heat, so be sure to taste as you go. Look for the curry paste in jars or cans in the Asian section of the supermarket or specialty store. Make it a Meal: Ladle the stew over rice to soak up every bit of the delicious sauce.

» Red Curry with Vegetables

Green Tea-Poached Pears with Matcha Cream

Green tea, delicately flavored with ginger and almond, makes a delightful poaching medium for pears.

» Green Tea-Poached Pears with Matcha Cream

Tropical Cucumber Salad

Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet dressing for a taste of the tropics.

» Tropical Cucumber Salad

Pork & Broccoli Thai Noodle Salad

Crunchy broccoli slaw—available in most supermarkets near the other coleslaw mixes—is the secret to making this Thai noodle recipe super-fast. If you have the time and want to make your own broccoli slaw, shred broccoli stems through the large holes of a box grater. Making the pork patties while the water for the noodles comes to a boil ensures the pork and noodles will be done at the same time.

» Pork & Broccoli Thai Noodle Salad


Asian-inspired dishes—from quick stir-fries to elegant entertaining menus.

Even though Asian cuisine is home to a dizzying variety of flavors there is at least one common thread that binds them all together—flavor. From the deep, earthy flavors of a Chinese stir-fry to the bright, fresh flavors of a Thai curry, you can guarantee an awakening of your senses. And from a health perspective, using unique blends of herbs and spices means not having to rely on high-fat ingredients for a big flavor impact. Whether you reach for salty, sweet or sour, our favorite healthy Asian-inspired recipes are sure to please any palate.

Healthy Asian Main Dish Recipes

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This Asian “barbecued” chicken made in a casserole dish is...
Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a...
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Oyster sauce and rice wine give this speedy stir-fry a rich...
This Chinese-restaurant standard is a simple dish to...
Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-...
Crisp vegetables and a sweet-salty sauce top thinly sliced...
Bring out the flavors of salmon with a Japanese-inspired...
Crunchy broccoli slaw—available in most supermarkets near...

Healthy Asian Side Dish Recipes

The bold taste of black bean-garlic sauce mellows into a...
Sriracha and fish sauce give this praiseworthy sauce recipe...
This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for...
Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet...

Healthy Asian Dessert Recipes

Green tea, delicately flavored with ginger and almond,...
When the selection of fruit in the winter is lacking,...
A take on the classic Southeast Asian dessert of fresh...
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