If you didn’t make a batch of freezer friendly meals for this coming week, then here’s a solution for you: 20 Quick Asian Meals you can make in 15 minutes FROM SCRATCH with EVERYDAY INGREDIENTS! 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. The great thing is that there are so many common ingredients, once you get a few Asian pantry essentials, all of which you can get from supermarkets, you’ll have the base for all of these recipes. Note: The assumption I’ve made by classifying these all as “15 minute meals” are that: a) All your ingredients are on the counter, washed and ready to cut/prepare. I can’t factor in if it takes you 5 minutes to find the vegetables you need in the dark corners of your fridge! b) You have reasonable chopping skills with a half decent set of knives. If it takes you about 5 minutes to dice an onion, then add 5 minutes to the preparation time of each recipe. They’re still quick fix meals though! Or choose recipes with minimal chopping 🙂
Thai Stir Fried Noodles (Pad See Ew) – one of the most popular recipes on RecipeTin Eats, a classic Thai takeout you can make at home in 15 minutes – that’s faster than ordering in!!
Thai Chilli Basil Chicken Stir Fry – another popular Thai takeout dish! It’s amazing how quickly you can make this. Don’t worry if you can’t find Thai Basil, ordinary basil is a perfectly good substitute!
Chinese Chicken and Corn Soup – a Chinese restaurant classic. Amaze yourself how fast and easy it is to make at home!
Spicy Thai Noodles (Pad Kee Mao) (Drunken Noodles) – one of my personal favourites. I love the strong salty, spicy flavours of this classic Thai street food!
10 Classic Chinese Stir Fries Using Homemade Real Chinese All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce. The stir fry sauce will take you a mere 2 minutes to make and you can store it in the fridge to have one hand for quick stir fries. It’s a real authentic Chinese stir fry sauce and it keeps for weeks! It’s fabulously versatile to use as a base to make a huge range of classic Chinese stir fries, including Cashew Chicken, Beef with Broccoli and Chow Mein. 10 recipes in one handy place!
Build Your Own Stir Fried Noodles – a basic “formula” so you will never need a recipe again to make stir fried noodles!
Mapo Tofu – the Japanese version of this famous Sichuan spicy dish (Mapo Tofu/Mapo Doufu) is made with readily available ingredients and it is a lot less oily but is still an incredible flavour explosion in a bowl. It’s so delicious that I want the sauce on tap!
Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad – this is like an Asian ‘slaw. So healthy, so fresh, with fabulous crunch and an awesome dressing that you’ll use time and time again.
Soba with Green Beans and Beef – one of my personal favourites. The dressing is so smooth and matches perfectly with the juicy beef. By slicing the beef, a little but goes a long way, making this a great cost effective elegant meal for mid week.
Stir Fried Green Beans with Pork or Beef Mince (Ground Pork / Beef) – this recipe is straight from my mother, a dish she was taught by her mother. A classic Japanese homemade meal with an intense flavour that is so easy and fast to make from scratch!
Packet Ramen Makeover – this is how you make packet ramen into a nutritious meal. The reality is, normal people can’t make a decent ramen soup stock at home – I’ve tried, and it’s just not possible for ordinary people. So use a packet ramen, but add a saucy stir fry topping to make it into a complete meal.
I hope you enjoyed this round up! If you enjoyed this, you might enjoy my other 15 Minute Meals – you can see the whole collection of 15 minute Dinners here.