A simple, elegant Japanese clam soup made with a clear, dashi-based broth, a touch of garlic, sea vegetables and chives. Use small clams for this.
A wide selection of Asian recipes that feature fish and game, as well as wild edible plants. You will find lots of Chinese and Vietnamese recipes, but also recipes from Japan, India, Korea and more.
Obviously Asia is a huge place with scores of distinct cuisines, so this collection of Asian recipes is by no means comprehensive. These are the recipes I love, from the cuisines I know best -- Vietnam, China, Japan mostly.
I do have a few Indian and Korean recipes here, but I am no expert at those cuisines. That doesn't mean those recipes are bad, it's just that you won't find a long list of recipes from those countries.
Virtually all of the Asian recipes below are traditionally made with farmed meats, like chicken or beef -- but I substitute game, like pheasant, duck or venison. Either will work in these recipes.
Hmong sausage is a coarsely-ground, country style sausage, usually pork, rich with Southeast Asian flavors like ginger, cilantro, chiles and garlic. This is a beguiling sausage inspired by a similar recipe in Sheng Yang’s Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America, which is the first-ever English-language Hmong cookbook; if you’re not familiar with
Classic kung pao pheasant or chicken, with peanuts, peppers, green onions, ginger and chiles. This is an easy pheasant stir fry recipe.
A Cantonese duck noodle soup recipe that works with wild or farmed duck. Roast duck with noodles, a duck broth, mustard greens and ginger. Simple and refined.
If you are looking for a carp recipe, you could do a lot worse than this one: Chinese style crispy fried carp. Not into carp? No biggie. This recipe will work with any fish you can fit in a wok, and in fact, I used Pacific surf perch in the picture because I didn’t have
A quick and easy dish for weeknights, Thai crab fried rice works with any crabmeat, crawfish tails, bay scallops, very small shrimp or chopped lobster. Pineapple adds a tart and sweet note.
A very simple, clean, Japanese salmon rice recipe that uses short- or medium-grain rice, sake, green onions, salmon and optional furikake rice seasoning.
A simple salmon miso soup recipe that hinges on good broth, miso and Japanese noodles. A great use for salmon scraps or leftovers.