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10 easy Asian recipes from The Asian Pantry by Dominique Woolf

by Rachel Deeley

published on 20 June 2024

After wowing Jamie Oliver and judges in Channel 4’s The Great Cookbook Challenge in 2022, Dominique Woolf published her bestselling debut cookbook Dominique’s Kitchen, featuring easy Asian-inspired dishes packed with bold, vibrant flavours.

Now, with The Asian Pantry, Dominique is back with another brilliant array of accessible, flavour-packed dishes that help turn your store-cupboard staples – like soy sauce, curry powder, miso paste, coconut milk, and more – into inventive dinners, lunches, and sweet treats.

From tried-and-tested fakeaways to inventive traybakes, salads, and even desserts, here’s a sneak peek of some of the 80 must-try recipes from this cookbook.

Black Pepper Chicken

Featuring an array of store-cupboard staples like soy sauce, sesame oil, and chilli flakes, this easy dinner is bursting with flavour and takes only 20 minutes to make.

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Manchurian Cauliflower Traybake

Perfectly charred cauliflower and a tangy, spicy sauce come together beautifully in this vegetarian take on the classic Indo-Chinese dish.

Chilli Peanut Beef Rice Bowl

Perfect for using up mince, this 15-minute stir-fry recipe uses aromatic flavours and just the right amount of heat to create a mouth-watering savoury sauce.

Chiang Mai Curried Noodles with Crispy Coconut Tofu

Inspired by the Thai dish khao soi, this recipe comprises a delicious warming soup made with Thai red curry paste, and a topping of moreish sweet chilli tofu nuggets.

Spiced Coconut Fish Traybake

A fusion of flavours – including harissa paste, ginger, and coconut milk – come together to create a light yet satisfying midweek dinner you can prep in five minutes.

Spicy Sausage and Kale Gnocchi

Hearty and warming, this versatile and inventive idea for using up shop-bought gnocchi can easily be adapted for vegan or vegetarian diets.

Thai Prawn and Grapefruit Salad with Citrussy Dressing

This bright and zesty salad takes inspiration from the Thai pomelo dish yum som-o to create a lip-smacking mix of sweet, spicy, sour and tangy flavours.

Sweet and Sour Tamarind Pork and Pineapple

Ideal for when you’re craving a takeaway, this 20-minute recipe for sweet and sour pork will be on the table quicker than any food delivery.

Lemongrass Chicken and Sweet Potato Traybake with Sambal

Inspired by the Indonesian street food classic ayam penyet, this one-tin traybake pairs beautifully with the fiery sambal sauce on the side.

Tamarind Toffee Apple Pudding

The ingenious addition of tamarind paste to this self-saucing pudding brings warmth, sweetness, and tang to a British classic.


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