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3 Tasty (and easy) Asian Side Dishes

July 29, 2019
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Crazy Dragon dumplings are tasty enough on their own, but sometimes we just need something a little more… You can enjoy any of these side dishes with the entire Crazy Dragon range, or alone a small meal/snack. Which one will you try first?

 

Edamame with sesame and soy sauce 

Ingredients 

  • 150g of edamame (in pods) 
  • 2tbs sesame oil 
  • 1tsp soy sauce 
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste) 

 

Method 

  1. Boil the edamame for five minutes. Drain in cold water and gently dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a pan over high heat, add sesame oil. When the oil is extremely hot, add the edamame pods and fry for around 3-4 minutes, until the pods appear to be just slightly charred.
  3. Add the soy sauce and stir until all of the sauce has evaporated.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to your preferred 
  5. This dish can be served hot or cold. Enjoy!

 

Spicy mango apple salad 

Ingredients 

For salad:

  • 1 green apple peeled and sliced into strips
  • 1 small mango peeled and sliced into strips
  • 2 small chilis finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 3tbs cashews (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 2tbs cilantro roughly chopped (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

 

For dressing:

  • 2tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4tsp kosher (table) salt
  • 1/2tsp fish sauce

 

Method: 

  1. Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and toss well until all the fruit is coated in the sauce. 
  2. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste and serve cold.

 

Bok Choy with garlic and oyster sauce 

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of minced garlic 
  • 1bs canola oil
  • 450g of bok choy (or baby bok choy)
  • 1.5tbs oyster sauce
  • 1tsb dry sherry 
  • 1tsp soy sauce
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

 

Method 

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add bok choy. 
  2. Boil the bok choy 1 minute and drain. Rinse under cold water and drain again. Set aside to rest.
  3. In a pan over high heat, add the oil and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4.  Add bok choy and all of the other ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Turn the heat off and transfer bok choy and sauce to a plate. Serve immediately.

Posted in: Adult party food, healthy food, Recipe
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