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Vegetable salad with coconut dressing

Vegetable salad with coconut dressing

This vegetarian dish makes an excellent side dish or main light lunch meal.

Sweet and sour pork

Sweet and sour pork

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

Vegetable stir-fry with garlic sauce

Vegetable stir-fry with garlic sauce

This is a mouth–watering and healthy Asian vegetable side dish that will be the perfect accompaniment to your main meal.

Sweet and sour tofu with vegetables

Sweet and sour tofu with vegetables

This delicious Asian–style tofu with vegetables can be served on its own as a side dish or as a light lunch over brown rice or noodles to make a more substantial main meal. Full of protein and fibre, this meal is very quick to prepare and very good for you.

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Tamarind vegetables and cashews

Tamarind vegetables and cashews

Tamarind has a distinctly sweet and sour taste that is absolutely tasty when combined with vegetables.

Vietnamese fish salad

Vietnamese fish salad

‘Cooked’ in a powerful rice and vinegar marinade, this simple yet effective salad marries the soft texture of fish with the crunch of peanuts. With fresh herbs and hot chilli as flavourings, it makes a great lunch or dinner that tastes delicious and is good for you too.

Soba noodles with smoked tofu

Soba noodles with smoked tofu

These days, supermarkets are stocking a wider variety of noodles. To make this tempting lunch dish, Japanese soba (hearty noodles made from buckwheat) are simmered in a soy and ginger stock with smoked tofu and an appetising mixture of vegetables.

Soy-dressed green beans

Soy-dressed green beans

A deliciously seasoned vegetable side dish that will perfectly accompany an Asian main dish.

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Spicy stir-fried duck

Spicy stir-fried duck

Lightly dusted with Chinese five–spice, this tasty duck breast is stir–fried with a little honey, pear and fresh Asian greens to make a modern Asian lunch or dinner. It can be served as part of a shared meal with your favourite noodles or steamed rice on the side.

Steamed Asian vegetables

Steamed Asian vegetables

This recipe uses two bamboo steamer baskets so vegetables can cook more quickly; if deeply stacked, vegetables may need to be rotated during cooking. This side dish is packed with healthy vitamins. It makes a wholesome meal served with steamed rice.

Steamed fish with ginger and sesame

Steamed fish with ginger and sesame

A 20 minute dish that is as delicious as it is fast!

Steamed whole fish Chinese-style

Steamed whole fish Chinese-style

A whole fish flavoured with ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil looks quite spectacular yet is easy to prepare. It is the perfect meal to serve when entertaining, perhaps with steamed rice and a side dish of crisp Asian greens or mermaid's tresses

Stir-fried beef with noodles

Stir-fried beef with noodles

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

Stir-fried pork with bok choy

Stir-fried pork with bok choy

Stir–fries do not have to be complicated, with numerous ingredients, as this simple recipe shows. Here strips of pork tenderloin are marinated then stir–fried with bok choy, allowing the flavours of the key ingredients to really shine through.

Stir-fried pork with Chinese greens

Stir-fried pork with Chinese greens

A perfect easy, simple and delicious one–dish meal for any occasion.

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