Spicy Garlic Vegetable Stir-Fry

Has your passion for vegetables faded lately? This lively, spicy garlic vegetable stir-fry will make the sparks fly again! Fresh, crisp broccoli, bright red pepper and tender baby corn are flash-fried with tantalizing Asian seasonings for a speedy side dish.

Spicy Stir-Fried Duck

Here, strips of duck are stir-fried with onions, water chestnuts, bok choy, bean sprouts and pear. Very little oil is needed for a stir-fry, and adding lots of vegetables keeps the quantity of meat down. Serve spicy stir-fried duck with rice noodles.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Pancakes

This is a novel way of serving the popular Chinese dish of stir-fried sweet and sour chicken. Here zucchinis and bean sprouts are added to the chicken, and the whole mixture is folded up in pancakes.

Mango Chicken Salad

This mango chicken salad recipe combines new potatoes, tender broiled chicken and asparagus. Tossed in a fresh orange dressing and then gently mixed with juicy mango slices and baby salad greens, it makes a delicious and well-balanced meal all on its own.

Stir-Fried Pork With Chinese Greens

Stir-fries do not have to be complicated, with numerous ingredients, as this simple recipe shows. Here strips of pork fillet are marinated then stir-fried with Chinese greens. Egg noodles make the perfect accompaniment.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour sauce doesn’t have to be a thick bright orange. This modern, light version of sweet and sour pork allows the succulence of the meat and the fresh flavours and different textures of a variety of vegetables and noodles to shine through.

Sesame Pork and Noodle Salad

With its typical Chinese flavours’ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar’this sesame pork and noodle salad makes a delectable dish for either lunch or dinner. It is particularly nutritious as most of the vegetables are raw.

Teriyaki Lamb Chops

Yes, you can have lamb chops on a heart-healthy diet, provided you trim away the fat. These are juicy, bursting with flavour, and brightened with Asian accents. Pair the teriyaki lamb chops with warm noodles and a fresh salad.

Veggie and Shrimp Stir-Fry

Made with fresh shrimp, crisp-yet-tender vegetables, a hint of soy and a zing of ginger, this healthy recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners.

Scallops with Noodles and Ginger

This scallop salad is based on soba’Japanese buckwheat noodles. They are tossed with bean sprouts, bok choy, fresh coriander and an intensely flavoured ginger dressing, then topped with juicy soy-broiled scallops and mushrooms.

Teriyaki Swordfish Kebabs

Teriyaki is a popular cooking style in Japan. The teriyaki marinade for fish or meat is made with soy sauce, rice wine and sugar and can be bought ready made from most grocery stores. It is intense, so you only need to use a little for these swordfish kebabs.

Asian-Style Fish with Noodles

A whole fish cooked with ginger, garlic and green onions is a traditional centrepiece in a Chinese meal. Here it is served with a mixture of noodles and bean sprouts to make a very special Asian-style dish.

Indian-Style Fish Parcels

Fish fillets are flavoured with chili, ginger, mint and coconut milk, then wrapped in Indian-style parcels and baked in the oven. Zucchinis tossed with mustard and sesame seeds and minted new potatoes are served alongside.

Thai Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce

These delicious fish cakes are flavoured with lemongrass and coriander, and spiced with Thai red curry paste. They’re served with a tangy lime and honey dipping sauce, and a lettuce, cucumber and mint salad.

Tropical Salmon Salad

Conjure up the colours and flavours of a tropical island with this unusual warm salmon salad. The rich flavour of salmon is perfectly balanced by the gentle acidity of orange and the sweetness of mango and papaya.

Japanese Sushi Rolls

Japanese food tends to be low in fat, and these stylish sushi rolls are no exception. Now that the ingredients are available in grocery stores, it is easy to make them yourself. You must use sushi rice, which is sticky when cooked.

Stir-Fried Beef with Fine Noodles

Tangy tamarind and lemongrass infuse a Thai-inspired sauce for tender strips of stir-fried beef and fine rice noodles. With snow peas and baby corn adding all-important vegetable balance, this is a quick and easy dish that is a meal in itself.

Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta Salad

Pasta bows taste deliciously different when combined with an exotic dressing of fish sauce, fresh red chili and rice vinegar in a moist Asian-style chicken and pasta salad. Fresh crunchy vegetables complete this well-balanced main-course dish.

Pork Pot-Sticker Dumplings with Peanut Salad

These fragrant Chinese-style pasta purses are made with wonton wrappers. The pork pot stickers are part fried, then simmered in stock and served on a bed of green leaves with a spicy salad of peanuts and crunchy vegetables.

Dim Sum with Dipping Sauce

These Chinese dumplings have a chicken filling, which is lighter than the traditional pork mixture. Wonton wrappers, sold in most supermarkets, can be used. Serve these dim sum with dipping sauce as the starter for a multi-course Chinese meal.