Asian Salads: 72 Inspired Recipes from Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand and India

Asian Salads: 72 Inspired Recipes from Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand and India

by Maki Watanabe


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Asian Salads shows you how to prepare the amazing variety of delicious Asian vegetables, herbs, and seasonings found in your local supermarket, farmers market, and world food market. It presents 72 recipes that will excite and awaken your palate—and open up new food horizons!

Dozens of fragrant herbs like cilantro, Thai basil, and lemongrass are combined with delicious fresh Asian vegetables like Napa cabbage, spicy kimchi, daikon, and many more!

These healthy recipes are simple and very easy to prepare—based on classic dishes found in Vietnam, Thailand, India, China and Korea. Many of the salads have meat or seafood options, and are perfect as side dishes or as complete and satisfying one-dish meals! Easy step-by-step instructions and photos provide shortcuts and substitutes to save you time.

Delicious salad recipes include:
  • Marinated Bean Sprouts with Black Vinegar Dressing
  • Cucumber Salad with Yogurt & Garlic Dressing
  • Korean White Fish Carpaccio
  • Crispy Pork with Watercress Salad
  • Pork, Kimchi and Leek Salad
  • Multiple homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes

Simple enough for everyday meals and interesting enough for special occasions, you can't go wrong with these delicious Asian recipes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804851039
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 805,266
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Maki Watanabe is recognized for her easy-to-understand recipes and her innovative combinations of ingredients and seasonings. She is active in the natural lifestyle community in a variety of ways, including her collaboration with SHOP to produce original kitchen utensils and clothing, as well as in magazines and books, advertisements, and on television. She has written many books in Japanese, including her two-time "Recipe Book Award" winner, Daily Side Salads.

Table of Contents

My Life-long Passion for Asian Salads 04

Asian Seasonings and Pantry Items 06

Basic Asian Cooking Terms 07

Asian Herb Heaven 08

Drinks to Enjoy with Asian Salads 10

Hearty Salads with Rice or Noodles 12

Kitchen and Tableware From Around Asia 14

Versatile Asian Dressings

Vietnamese Nuoc Mam Dressing 15

Thai Nam Pla Dressing 15

Indian Yogurt Dressing 15

Chinese Szechuan Pepper Dressing 15

Chinese Five Spice Dressing 15

Korean Gochujang Dressing 15

Chapter 1 Marinated and Pickled Salads

Marinated Turnip and Tomato Salad (China) 17

Marinated Bean Sprouts with Black Vinegar Dressing (China) 17

Spicy Marinated Tomatoes (Korea) 18

Spicy Pickled Napa Cabbage and Baby Carrots (China) 20

Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrot Salad (Vietnam) 22

Marinated Cucumber with Garlic and Nuoc Mam (Vietnam) 23

Salted Napa Cabbage with Coriander and Chili Oil (China) 24

Dried Tofu and Seaweed Salad with Black Vinegar (China) 25

Sweet Pickled Red Onions (Thailand) 26

Pickled Chickpeas and Kidney Beans (India) 27

Chapter 2 Light and Refreshing Salads

Korean Perilla and Zha Cai Salad (Korea) 29

Lettuce and Korean Nori Seaweed Salad (Korea) 29

Tomato and Bean Sprouts with Vietnamese Dressing (Vietnam) 30

Coriander and Water Spinach with Lime and Nuoc Mam Dressing (Vietnam) 31

Cucumber Salad with Yogurt & Garlic Dressing (India) 32

Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad (India) 33

Shredded Potato and Red Bell Pepper with Black Vinegar (China) 34

Steamed Eggplant with Szechuan Pepper Dressing (China) 35

Century Egg Salad with Tomato and Celery (China) 36

Cloud Ear Mushroom and Cucumber Salad (China) 37

Yam and Lotus Root Salad (Korea) 38

Green Papaya Salad (Thailand) 39

Chapter 3 Seafood Salads

Shrimp and Chicken Spring Rolls (Vietnam) 41

Squid and Celery Salad with Spicy Thai Dressing (Thailand) 42

Lemongrass and Seafood Salad (Thailand) 43

Shrimp and Cucumber with Spicy Cashews (Thailand) 44

Mackerel Salad with Peanut Dressing (Thailand) 45

Korean White Fish Carpaccio (Korea) 46

Clam, Dill and Fried Omelette Salad (Vietnam) 48

Stir-fried Celery and Crabmeat with Shaoxing Wine (China) 49

Jellyfish and Cucumber Salad (Vietnam) 50

Lotus Root and Shrimp with Vietnamese Dressing (Vietnam) 51

Chapter 4 Salads with Meat and Chicken

Crispy Pork and Watercress Salad (Vietnam) 53

Spicy Coconut Chicken with Lemongrass and Coriander (Thailand) 53

Chicken and Shrimp Glass Noodle Salad (Thailand) 54

Chicken Salad with Chrysanthemum Greens and Peanuts (Thailand) 56

Chicken & Green Onions with Spicy Sesame Dressing (China) 57

Oven-baked Tandoori Chicken Salad (India) 58

Crispy Vietnamese Pancakes (Vietnam) 59

Thai Crispy Pork Salad (Thailand] 60

Thai Beef Salad (Thailand) 61

Korean Beef Tongue and Green Onion Salad (Korea) 62

Spicy Korean Salad with Boiled Pork and Perilla (Korea) 63

Spicy Salad with Pork, Mint Leaves and Red Cabbage (Thailand) 64

Beef and Avocado Thai Salad (Thailand) 65

Chapter 5 Salads with Fritters, Spring Rolls and Other Fried Snacks

Fish Fritter Salad (Thailand) 67

Fried Green Banana Salad with Thai Basil (Thailand) 67

Vietnamese-style Fried Fish Cake and Herb Salad (Vietnam) 68

Loose Leaf Lettuce Salad with Vegetarian Samosas (India) 70

Fried Spring Rolls with Fresh Herbs (Thailand) 72

Fried Fish Nuggets with Carrot and Onion Chili Sauce (China) 73

Glass Noodle Salad with Crispy Shrimp Rolls (Vietnam) 74

Pea Shoot Salad with Shrimp and Ginger Spring Rolls (China) 76

Lemongrass Meatballs with Lettuce and Shiso (Thailand) 77

Fried Bell Pepper Salad with Lemongrass Dressing (Thailand) 78

Fried Eggplant in Ginger and Black Vinegar Dressing (China) 79

Fried Green Beans with Five Spice Dressing (China) 80

Fried Scallops, Kabocha Squash and Green Onions (Korea) 81

Chapter 6 Stir-Fried Salads and Vegetables

Pork, Kimchi and Leek Salad (Korea) 83

Quick Stir-fry with Pea Shoots and Fried Tofu (China) 83

Sweet & Salty Pork and Water Spinach Stir-fry (China) 84

Stir-fried Green Asparagus and Lily Bulbs (China) 86

Quick & Spicy Stir-fried Greens (Vietnam) 88

Stir-fried Chicken with Thai Basil (Thailand) 88

Cauliflower and Potato Sabji with Parsley (India) 89

Vegetable-packed Stir-fried Glass Noodles (Korea) 90

Stir-fried Chicken with Bamboo Shoots and Ginger (China) 91

Stir-fried King Oyster Mushrooms with Cabbage (Thailand) 92

Grilled Eggplarifiand Chicken Salad (Thailand) 93

Fried Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir-fry (Thailand) 94

Stir-fried Broccolini with Ginger (China) 95

Stir-fried Tatsoi with Black Bean Sauce (China) 95

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