Have you ever noticed how some dishes you order at the Chinese restaurant come out of the kitchen somewhat quickly? This isn't because the food is pre-made or you hope not ; it is due to the fact that many Chinese recipes are quick and easy to make, needing a short amount of time on the stovetop. When cooking at home, the same principle applies.
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Chef Lulzim Rexhepi cuts turkey legs crosswise before simmering them first in broth, then in a delightful Thai red-curry sauce. This version skips the broth. To simplify the recipe more, have your butcher cut the drumsticks, or just cook them whole.
Lacinato kale ups the green in this green curry dish, providing a delightful textural contrast to the tender rice noodles. A great stir-fry uses only 2 or 3 vegetables in the base, insuring all elements shine through as well as leaving enough room in the pan for a good sear. Gochujang is a spicy, deeply savory sauce made from Korean chiles, fermented soybeans, and salt.
Asian food is great for fast, fresh meals because they are typically cooked very quickly over high heat. All these recipes are on the table in 15 minutes, made from scratch. If it takes you about 5 minutes to dice an onion, then add 5 minutes to the preparation time of each recipe.
Knowing how to use chopsticks is not a pre-requisite for eating these. Want more better-than-takeout recipes? Try our amazing Asian noodles.
Ditch takeout for the fresher ingredients, healthier cooking techniques and customizable flavors of Chinese food made at home. Photo By: Kate Mathis. All Rights Reserved.
Get the recipe from Delish. With soy sauce-infused flank steak and broccoli, these rice noodles are so much better than takeout. Type keyword s to search.