From the internationally celebrated author of Coconut & Sambal, a cookbook on Asian home cooking, done quickly with ease and minimal mess.
Named after the simplicity and usefulness of soy, Lara Lee’s new cookbook introduces 80 game-changing recipes that close the gap between classic Asian dishes and quick-to-table family meals. There are recipes that only require a little chopping and a boiled kettle, as well as 15, 30, and 45 minute meals fit for weeknight dinners or no-fuss dinner parties. Lara explores the vibrant array of sweet, salty, umami, sour and spicy Asian flavors, with inventive brunch ideas like a Tom Yum Bloody Mary, zesty sides like Sambal Patatas Bravas, simple noodles like Cheesy Kimchi Linguine with Gochujang Butter and many more punchy curries, stir-fries and rice recipes from glazed meat to fragrant veggies. She also includes pantry swaps and vegan substitutes so these fuss-free recipes can adapt to your own busy kitchen.
With tales of heritage and culture woven into every recipe, A Splash of Soytransports readers to different parts of Asia, sprinkled with the Australian influence of Lara’s upbringing. It is a book for foodies and beginner home cooks everywhere, showing you can make a memorable, delicious meal with steps as simple as adding just a splash of soy.
“Simple beautiful food to electrify the tastebuds.”–Meera Sodha
[Lara Lee] delivers deep comfort and irresistible flavor, fast … With this sophomore effort, she widens her purview to the cooking traditions of East and Southeast Asia. She takes cornerstone ingredients beyond shopworn convention-slicking linguine, say, with the brilliant crimson gloss of Korean gochujang.-Wall Street Journal
Have fun, take risks, enjoy your food, and enhance whenever you can with vibrant flavors from Asian menus … A fun, colorful option for those who love experimenting with bold flavors.-Booklist