Master Chef, Martin Yan, has collected thousands of recipes from Asia, and shares 150 of those in Martin Yan Quick & Easy. He says all Asian recipes can be "quick & easy" with preparation. Yan includes pre-made ingredients for ease of preparation in as many recipes as possible without sacrificing flavor. Martin Yan says, "I hope this book adds many happy courses to the banquet of your life, and that you enjoy these quick and easy Asian recipes as much as I did when we tested them in my own family kitchen.
Martin Yan begins with his top 10 easy tips for cooking Asian food. Next, he gives you necessary tools and techniques for making these culinary delights. Yan wraps up with stocking up your pantry, online resources for ingredients and glossary.
Included are excellent basic rice recipes for the desired outcome-steamed, for sushi, or quick rice. Sauces such as Peanut Dipping Sauce or Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce as well as Asian Vinaigrette are included. Wonderful photographs displaying dishes are included.
Salads include Backyard Asian Coleslaw, Asparagus Orange Salad and Wo Ti's Garlicky Romaine Salad. Try the Asian Cucumber Bisque, Coconut Squash Soup, or Pineapple Hot-and-Sour Soup to mention a few.
Main courses to try are several tofu recipes: Tofu Pork Pillows and Tofu and Three Mushroom Stir-Fry. Use up leftover eggs in the fridge with Dinner Oyster Omelet. Seafood lovers will delight in the Stuffed Jumbo Garlic Prawns or the Cantonese Shrimp Scramble. How about the Sea Scallops in Sweet Chili Sauce served with steamed rice or Wine-Steamed Clams? And the list goes on. There are many chicken recipes and a really interesting one is Three-Alarm Firecracker Chicken.
Vegetables, rice and noodle dishes are aplenty. Three-Minute Baby Bok Choy along with Toasted Sesame Greens, a Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir-Fry, and Ginger Sugar Snap Peas. Two interesting rice dishes: Coconut Rice and Carrot-Pineapple Rice. Several noodle dishes that include Spicy Soba Noodles, Yan Can Lo Mein, and Hakka Vegetarian Chow Fun add flavorful dishes to any meal.
Finally, desserts and drinks round out the meal. You will find Tropical Fruit with Lemon-Ginger Syrup, Coconut Custard, and Twin-Ginger Shortbread Cookies. Quench your thirst with Lemongrass Iced Tea or Ho Chi Mojito.
Making Martin Yan Quick & Easy complete is a table of equivalents and "quick & easy" meal suggestions. Martin Yan gives you tips throughout to have you cooking the perfect in-home, healthy meal.
What a find-healthy Asian food that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. Martin Yan shows you how easy this is accomplished in Martin Yan Quick & Easy. You will benefit from all of his experience and knowledge. Well worth the $24.95!