A hint of oil is all you need to cook an Asian-inspired main dish in minutes.
January 21, 2009
1 of 13James Carrier
Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows
Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows Recipe Throw an Asian-inspired dinner party and serve this deceptively easy one-dish meal. Make the crispy noodle pillows in three easy steps and then, while they bake, prepare the shrimp-and-veggie stir-fry. Everything will finish at the same time, making this recipe ideal for nights you have company.
2 of 13Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen
Sake, or rice wine, is fragrant and slightly sweet, a perfect addition to this simple spring stir-fry. You can also use dry sherry wine or a small splash of sherry vinegar. If using larger asparagus, cut lengthwise into slices.
3 of 13Photo: David Prince
Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles)
Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles) Recipe Serve a classic Thai dish of stir-friend noodles cooked with garlic, rice vinegar, paprika, and a hint of brown sugar for sweetness. This one-dish meal is loaded with veggies and shrimp, plus extra-firm tofu for added protein. Top the plated entrée with the signature chopped peanuts and a lime wedge.
4 of 13Becky Luigart-Stayner
Sesame-crusted Tuna with Teriyaki Stir-Fry
Sesame-crusted Tuna with Teriyaki Stir-Fry Recipe Pair pan-seared ahi tuna steaks with a simple mix of stir-fried vegetables. Cook the colorful mix for about two minute, or until they're crisp-tender. Maintaining the crunch of the vegetables adds great texture to the side dish, which pairs nicely with the tender steaks.
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Cabbage Stir-fry Recipe When time is short and you need a simple side that's heavy on the veggies, use a wok or a skillet to quickly cook a vibrant mixture of cabbage, bell pepper, and onion. Add a bright spot of flavor with chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice and serve this dish with simple baked chicken or your favorite Asian-style main dish.
6 of 13Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-Fry
Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-Fry
Recipe Cut costs at the supermarket by rethinking how you buy meats. Here, we use a less expensive cut of beef and stretch it by adding colorful fresh veggies to the entrée. Thinly slice the meat and stir-fry it quickly to keep it tender.
8 of 13Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Snow Pea-and-Pork Fried Rice
Snow Pea-and-Pork Fried Rice Recipe Fried rice is a take-out favorite, but the extra oil and fat from the restaurant dishes aren't always a welcome addition to the menu. Create the dish at home using dark sesame oil and you'll end up with a main dish that has the familiar Asian flavor with only a fraction of the fat.
9 of 13Photo: Brian Kennedy; Styling: Claire Spollen
Garden Vegetable Stir-fry with Tofu and Brown Rice
Garden Vegetable Stir-fry with Tofu and Brown Rice Recipe While this recipe is guaranteed to please the vegetarians at the dinner table, there's no need to keep it locked away until you have a meat-free dinner party. Serve this dish anytime you're craving a colorful buffet of fresh, crisp-tender vegetables packed with flavor. If you like, substitute the tofu for chopped cooked chicken or shrimp.
11 of 13Photo: Brian Kennedy; Styling: Claire Spollen
Stir-Fried Tilapia, Dill, and Scallion Lettuce Wraps
Thai-Style Stir-Fried Chicken
Recipe Update chicken night with a delicately-spiced Thai dish. Red curry paste adds authentic flavor to the 15-minute marinade. Prep ingredients first, then get the wok going for a quick-cooking one-dish dinner.
13 of 13Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Drunken Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans
Drunken Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans Recipe This dish cooks quickly, so make sure to set the table before you start cooking. Reviewers raved about the authentic flavor from the lemongrass, Thai basil, and ginger. For any hard-to-find ingredients, check the international aisle of your grocery store.