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Beef

Pressure Cooker Pepper Steak

Strips of flat-iron steak and chunks of bell pepper and onions are seasoned with garlic, ginger, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and cooked in the pressure cooker for homemade Chinese food on a weeknight.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 50 minutes
Seafood

Volcano Salmon

This honey-soy salmon is prepared under the broiler, which gives it a blackened char that appeals to our volcano-obsessed preschooler.

Serve with Volcano Noodles, a rainbow salad that includes purplish black rice noodles, for a visually spectacular and delicious dinner. (Prepare the marinade and the dressing for the salad first – they’re similar, and you can prepare the veggies for the salad while the salmon marinates.)

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 40 minutes
Soups

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
Vegetables

Indian Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables (Sabzi Bhaji)

Guy serves this vegetable dish of cauliflower, carrots, green beans, and potatoes seasoned with black mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and chiles alongside basmati rice and chicken skewers.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Beef

Teriyaki Meatballs

The meat mixture from my mom’s teriyaki burgers is delicious formed into meatballs, browned, and then cooked in a teriyaki sauce. Serve with brown rice.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 40 minutes
Beef

Asian Boneless Beef Short Ribs

These short ribs, seasoned with garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sherry, and scallions and cooked in the pressure cooker, are incredibly tender and flavorful.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour
Poultry

Asian Noodle Salad

Nostalgia for a childhood favorite (Ramen noodles) and the new habit of cabbage-based salads for dinner has introduced this to our dinner rotation. Cilantro, bell peppers, and a vinaigrette of ginger, lime, and jalapeño keep the salad fresh.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Poultry

Three-Cup Chicken

Guy and his friends fell in love with this dish at a local Chinese restaurant. The chicken is delicious, but the large pieces of garlic and ginger are the real prize.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetarian

Curried Udon Noodle Stir-Fry

Stir fry onion, ginger, bell peppers, chiles, and broccoli, and serve over udon noodles with a curry and garam masala sauce.

Yield: 2 to 3 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Soups

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

This soup of yellow split peas, red lentils, carrot, ginger, curry powder, tomato paste, coconut milk, and cilantro feels wholesome and honest, and is a filling dinner served over cooked farro or brown rice.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes