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Experience the taste of Asia with our three asian recipes of the month. Brought to you with the help of Mindful Chef, our goals are to make healthy eating easier for everyone. This is why we highlight some of our favourite healthy and delicious recipes each month for you to try. Each one showcasing that you can eat well without having to sacrifice on flavour. Illustrating the health benefits they can bring to you and your family, discover which three asian recipes we’ve chosen this month and how to make them.

Vietnamese Crispy Pork & Vegetable Noodles

enjoy a light and healthy asian recipe this summer with Mindful Chef

Enjoy the vibrant taste of Asia with this light and healthy dish. Featuring a salty, yet sweet marinade, your pork mince will be an explosion of great flavours. This healthy pork recipe can be ready in 30 minutes, which can leave you more time to spend with loved ones. At Mindful Chef we love to add fresh-cut mint as a finishing note to this asian recipe. It can add a herby lift to every mouthful.  

  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Allergens: Peanuts, Sesame, Soya
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Key ingredient: Tender British free-range pork

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 541
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Fat: 28g

The portioning of this asian recipe is perfect for couples and individuals who like to batch prepare meals. If you want to make this for friends and family, simply double up the portion to accommodate a family of four. To discover more delicious cuisines, head over to our healthy recipe page now.  

Why We Love This Asian Recipe

Pork is a good source of the B vitamin thiamine, which is needed to help a range of healthy bodily functions. It is even richer in this vitamin than other red meats such as lamb and beef. Pork is widely consumed worldwide but more so in eastern Asia, it can be an addition to a healthy balanced diet, as it is high in protein. Being packed full of all nine essential amino acids means your body is receiving the nutrients it needs to help repair and build muscles.

Ingredients

To perfect this asian recipe, that you’ll want to enjoy again and again, is simple with a few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 2 x carrot
  • 300g courgette
  • 4cm fresh ginger
  • 25g honey (use half)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 handful of fresh mint
  • 20g peanuts (Peanuts)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 300g free-range pork mince
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (Sesame)
  • 2 tbsp tamari (Soya)

Cooking Instructions

Choosing an asian recipe which the whole family will enjoy is perfect for those mid week meals. Here are the easy and quick steps you need to take in order to create this scrumptious dish full of flavour. 

  1. Peel the ginger and finely chop. Heat half the sesame oil in a wok (or frying pan) on a medium-high heat. Add the ginger and cook for 1 min, then add the mince, breaking it up with a spoon. Cook for 10 mins.
  2. While the pork is cooking, make the vegetable noodles. Peel the carrots. Prepare the carrot noodles, using a peeler; peel long, thin strips, then slice into noodles (or use a julienne peeler or spiralizer if you have one). Repeat with the courgettes, leaving the skins on (but removing the ends).
  3. Halve the lime. Make the sauce; mix the tamari, honey and the juice from the lime in a bowl. Add half the sauce to the pork, reduce the heat and cook for a further 5-10 mins, until the pork begins to turn crispy.
  4. Thinly slice the pepper. Heat a medium frying pan with the remaining sesame oil on a low-medium heat. Add the veg noodles, pepper and remaining sauce, then cook for 3-5 mins, until the vegetables have slightly softened. Finely slice the mint leaves and stir half through the vegetables.
  5. Roughly chop or crush the peanuts. Serve the noodles topped with the pork. Sprinkle over the peanuts and remaining mint.

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Spicy Korean-Style Mince & Kimchi Bowl

taste the flavours of Asia with this spicy Korean-style mince and kimchi bowl

Bold and vibrant, this asian recipe is quick to make at home this summer! Using golden kimchi, sesame-sizzled cabbage and garlicky grass-fed beef, provides a bowl of joy to your taste buds. This Korean meat recipe is delicious and packed full of vibrant flavours which the whole family can enjoy. 

  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Allergens: Celery, Sesame
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Key ingredient: Rich grass-fed British beef

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 491
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fat: 30g

Be sure to see empty bowls around the dinner table this summer when rustling up this asian recipe. The portion weight of ingredients we have provided are the perfect size for couples, but can easily be halved for individual servings when you are in need of a quick healthy recipe.

Why We Love This Asian Recipe

Beef is a meat naturally high in protein. We need protein in our diets to help muscles grow as well as supporting muscle mass too. From this type of meat we can also receive iron and vitamins such as B6 and B12. These minerals and vitamins contribute to our daily body functioning, by helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue, as well as our overall well being.   

Ingredients

A homemade asian recipe full of beautiful flavours is simple to make in the comfort of your home. To create a sizzling summer dish you will want over and over again, you will need: 

  • 300g beef mince
  • 300g sweetheart cabbage
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 50g Eaten Alive golden kimchi (Celery)
  • 4 spring onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (Sesame)
  • 1 beef stock cube (Celery)
  • 120g baby plum tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree

Cooking Instructions

In five easy steps you can create an asian masterpiece that will fill you up on the hot summer days. To start your asian recipe, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Heat a frying pan with 1/2 tbsp oil on a high heat. Crumble the mince into the pan and cook for 4 mins, stirring often, until browning. Boil a kettle.
  2. Meanwhile, finely chop or crush the garlic; add to the beef. Dice the pepper into 1cm cubes, add to the beef and continue to cook. Halve the tomatoes. Dissolve the stock cube in a jug with 150ml boiling water and stir in the tomato puree. Add the tomatoes and stock mixture to the pan, lower the heat slightly and simmer for 10 mins (add a splash of water if it seems too dry).
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice the spring onions and chilli (remove the seeds for less heat). Add half the chilli and three-quarters of the spring onions to the beef.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the root end off the cabbage; thinly slice the leaves. Heat a medium frying pan on a high heat with 2 tbsp water. Add the cabbage and steam for 2 mins, until softening. Add the sesame oil and cook on a high heat for a further 1 min, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is cooked and slightly golden. Season with black pepper.
  5. Serve the cabbage topped with the beef. Garnish with the kimchi, remaining spring onions and chilli.

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Beef Satay Skewers, Pickled Cucumber & Rice

beef satay skewers, from our asian recipes, are perfect for the warm summer months

Our version of the classic asian satay uses grass-fed British beef with rice, spinach and a tangy cucumber pickle. To top it off we whip up a homemade, nutty satay sauce. Perfect for the summer months, this asian recipe is quick to make and sure to leave you wanting more. 

  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Allergens: Peanuts, Soya, Sulphites
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Key ingredient: Flavourful grass-fed British beef

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 583
  • Protein: 43g
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fat: 26g

In need of a light dish which can satisfy your hunger this summer? Look no further, this recipe is perfectly portioned for couples but can be doubled for a family of four. Enjoy the relaxation of your own company? You can either half the recipe for a single portion or keep the leftovers ready to be enjoyed for the following day! 

Why We Love This Asian Dish

Steak can be a great source of protein, which is a vital nutrient within the body. You can benefit from having protein in a healthy diet as it allows your muscles to function properly, as well as being able to help repair tissue damage. Steak can also be rich in iron which helps to deliver oxygen to your body through your red blood cells. 

Here at Mindful Chef we have one vision, to make healthy eating and nutritious meals as easy as possible. Try something new today with our range of healthy recipes which can be made in the comfort of your home.

Ingredients

Deliver a scrumptious asian recipe that will have your family asking for more. The ingredients you will need to make this recipe are:

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar(Sulphites)
  • 1 baby cucumber
  • 1 lime (use half)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 30g deep roast peanut butter (Peanuts)
  • 60g radishes
  • 80g brown rice
  • 4 x skewers
  • 80g baby spinach
  • 2 flat iron steaks
  • 2 tbsp tamari (Soya)

Cooking Instructions

A perfect dish for the warm weather, packed full of flavour is less than ten steps away. Here’s what you need to get started on this healthy beef dish you’ll never forget.

  1. Boil a kettle. Rinse the rice, then place in a saucepan with 600ml lightly salted boiling water. Simmer for 20-25 mins, until cooked. In the last minute of cooking, add the spinach; drain together.
  2. Cut each steak into 4 slices lengthways. In a bowl, mix 1 tbsp oil with half the tamari. Add the beef and leave to marinate.
  3. Meanwhile, make the pickled cucumber; prepare the cucumber ribbons, using a peeler to slice the cucumber into long, thin strips. In a bowl, mix the vinegar with the maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Add the cucumber ribbons, mix well and set aside.
  4. Make the satay sauce; in a bowl, mix the peanut butter with a squeeze of lime juice (to taste). Add 1 tbsp water for a thinner consistency, if desired.
  5. Thread each slice of beef onto a skewer lengthways. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan on a medium-high heat and cook the beef skewers for 2-3 mins on each side, until cooked through.
  6. Cut the radishes into matchsticks. Stir the radishes and remaining tamari through the spinach and rice.
  7. Serve the beef skewers with the rice and pickled cucumber. Drizzle the satay sauce over the skewers.

Enjoyed this asian recipe at home? Tag us in your social media posts, we’d love to hear more! You can also keep up to date with our blog post too, to find more recipes for you to try. If you haven’t already, check out our italian recipe of the month to experience the flavours of Italy. We also showcase our latest tips and tricks from the experts including our post with Rituals on 4 simple steps to reset your sleep routine.

Discover More from Mindful Chef

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