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Butternut Squash Red Curry

This veggie-centric, warming, hearty dish is perfect for cold winter evenings.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour

Sweet Potato-Coconut Curry with Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens

We usually celebrate New Year’s Day with friends at the Salt Lick Barbecue, with the traditional cabbage (cole slaw) and pork (ribs), but this was my first year to have black-eyed peas. They symbolize coins, which along with collard greens to symbolize bills, are thought to bring prosperity throughout the year. We can use all the help we can get this year!

Serve with white rice.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Garlic Noodles

Butter, garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, and Parmesan seems like a funky combination, but it’s a delicious way to dress a side of noodles.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Vietnamese Sugar Steak

Sugar is in the recipe’s name, but it’s balanced by the fish sauce, lime juice, and garlic in the marinade for this skirt steak, which is seared to medium-rare in a cast iron skillet and then thinly sliced. Serve with garlic broccolini and rice.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 2 to 6 hours
Buddha Bowls

Thai Buddha Bowls with Peanut Sauce

After weeks of holiday indulgence, we’re always ready for some post-New Year’s clean eating. This simple bowl of red rice (an earthy whole grain), shredded carrots and cabbage, and edamame is kept interesting with homemade peanut sauce.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 45 minutes

Jamy’s Thai Chicken Soup (Chicken Khao Soi)

Poach chicken thighs in a broth of homemade curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken broth, add egg noodles and fish sauce, and top with onions, bean sprouts, cilantro stems, chili oil, and lime wedges.

Serve with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 1/2 hours

Spicy Beef with Peanuts & Chiles

This spicy, aromatic, delicious dish featuring fish sauce, lime juice, shallots, serrano chiles, cilantro, and basil, is perfect for a date night. It comes together quickly, so have your side dishes ready.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Ali’s Shrimp Curry

My friend Ali served this delicious Thai green curry for a Top Chef watch party. Kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, coconut milk, fish stock, and Thai basil pack a flavorful punch.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Thai Barbecued Chicken

Marinate chicken in green chiles, lime juice, garlic, fish sauce, and garlic. Grill and serve with a dipping sauce.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes