Asian-Inspired Dinner Ideas – Take a Trip to the Far East Without Leaving Your Cozy Kitchen!

Asian-Inspired Dinner Ideas – Take a Trip to the Far East Without Leaving Your Cozy Kitchen!

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Ten of our favorite Asian-inspired dinner ideas. Full of fabulous flavor, these recipes are perfect for weeknights or easy entertaining!

Asian-inspired meals are always a hit at our house! These are some of our favorites right now. There are cozy curries, saucy noodle bowls, and healthy lettuce wraps.

Whether you are looking for new weeknight dinner ideas or recipes for entertaining friends and family, we’ve got you covered. Spice things up and add some to your menu this week. Enjoy!

Overhead picture of Thai Peanut Chicken in a black bowl with rice

30-Minute Thai Peanut Chicken

This 30-Minute Thai Peanut Chicken with super tender chicken, healthy veggies and a silky smooth Asian peanut sauce comes together in less time than you can order takeout!

Vertical overhead photo of two bowls of Coconut Curry Chicken Ramen on a wood table.

Coconut Curry Chicken Ramen

With a velvety sauce, a secret tip for tender chicken and a fresh herb/crunchy cashew topping, this Coconut Curry Chicken Ramen is always a hit!

Korean Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Looking to eat a little lighter and leaner? These Korean Meatball Lettuce Wraps are easy, healthy and so delicious! The meatballs also make a fabulous appetizer that will disappear in the blink of an eye!

Vertical overhead picture of Basil Coconut Chicken on white plates with navy napkins

30-Minute Basil Coconut Chicken

Slightly sweet, slightly smoky with just a bit of heat, this easy Basil Coconut Chicken recipe makes a restaurant-quality meal in 30 minutes! Serve it with a side of veggies for a fabulous meal in a bowl!

Asian Glazed Salmon Salad with Maple Ginger Dressing For the dressing: ¼ cup rice vinegar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 small clove garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 6 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the glaze: 2 tablespoons dressing 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon sriracha chili sauce* For the salmon: salmon filets, skinless chicken breast halves, cut in bite-size pieces 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon corn starch 4 4-6-ounce salmon filets, with or without skin 2 teaspoons vegetable oii glaze For the salad: 6-8 cups arugula 1 cup red grapes, halved ½ cup golden raisins* ½ cup pomegranate arils or seeds 1 large or 2 medium red or yellow pear, cored and sliced (leave peel on) 1. For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and shake, shake, shake. Set aside. 2. For the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes until thickened and syrupy. 3. For the salmon, preheat oven to 300˚F. (150˚C). 4. Combine brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch in small bowl. Pat salmon dry with paper towels and season with a generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over top of flesh side of salmon, rubbing to distribute. (If you’re using skinless fillets, rub brown sugar mixture over the nicest looking side of the salmon.) 5. Heat oil in a large, oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and just starting to smoke. Place salmon, seasoned side down, in skillet and cook until well browned, about 1-2 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip salmon and cook on opposite side for 1 minute. 6. Remove skillet from heat and spread a teaspoon of glaze evenly over each salmon fillet. Transfer skillet to oven and cook 7-10 minutes, until center of thickest part of fillets registers 125 degrees on instant-read thermometer. Keep warm while you prepare the salads. 7. For salads, divide arugula between 4 dinner plates. Add salmon fillets over to one side of plate and drizzle each with another teaspoon or two of the glaze. Scatter salad with grapes, golden raisins and pomegranate arils. Arrange pear slices attractively on one side of salad. Drizzle with dressing and pass extra at the table.

Asian Glazed Salmon Salad

This Asian Glazed Salmon Salad is both delicious and beautiful! It makes a fabulous dinner party entree!

Vertical overhead photo of Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs on a wood table surrounded by bowls of peanuts, rice and fresh herbs.

Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs

This Thai Coconut Soup with Chicken Cilantro Meatballs is a delicious, easy and unique dinner entree that’s bursting with fabulous flavor.

Overhead picture of Hoisin Cashew Chicken and rice in blue and white bowls

Sweet and Spicy Hoisin Cashew Chicken

You can put together this delicious Sweet and Spicy Hoisin Cashew Chicken in 30 minutes with just a few simple ingredients and it tastes much better than takeout!

Make-Ahead Shrimp and Chicken Cashew Curry

Fresh, light and full of fabulous flavor, this Shrimp and Chicken Cashew Curry is easy enough for everyday dinner and fancy enough for your most special dinner party.

Overhead picture of Orange Peanut Chicken Ramen in a large skillet

Orange Peanut Chicken Ramen

This Orange Peanut Chicken Ramen is an easy, delicious dinner option that’s loaded with lots of fresh veggies, lean chicken, tender ramen noodles and crunchy stir-fried peanuts. The sweet, gingery Asian sauce ties it all together!

Overhead picture of honey soy braised pork

Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork

Tender and full of Asian flavor, the oven does the magic with this Slow Roasted Honey Soy Pork after your 10 minutes of hands-on time. Serve it in tacos, wraps, sandwiches, rice bowls…

Overhead picture or Asian Red Cabbage Slaw in a white bowl

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw

This fresh, healthy and delicious Asian Red Cabbage Slaw will take the boring out of everyday meals and entertaining menus.

Thought for the  day:

Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:5

What we’re listening to for inspiration:

All of Our Tomorrows

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Asian-Inspired Dinner Ideas - Take a Trip to the Far East Without Leaving Your Cozy Kitchen!

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