Low-sodium Asian fare

Get all the flavor of your favorite Asian takeout, minus the excess sodium and fat with these recipes for curry shrimp, Korean BBQ beef, hot and sour soup, and more. 

Thai Red Curry Shrimp

Serves 4 / By using light coconut milk and a low-sodium red curry paste, this curry recipe has all the flavor of takeout, without excess fat or salt. Prep tip: Make the brown rice ahead of time, and plan for extras; having it on hand makes fast dinners easy. View recipe.

Korean Barbecue Beef

Serves 4 / This popular Korean dish, called bulgogi, is often dished over rice. Prep tips: To keep beef strips from falling through the grill grate, you may need to use a grill pan or basket; or sear drained beef on the stove in a cast-iron skillet. View recipe.

Hot and Sour Soup with Chicken

Serves 6–8 / Full of immunity-enhancing ingredients like shiitake mushrooms, ginger, and garlic, this soup warms the soul and fights infection the natural way. View recipe.

Caramelized Tofu and Avocado Sushi Rolls

Serves 6 / A simplified, vegetarian version of fancy sushi rolls. Caramelizing the tofu adds a hint of sweet, smoky flavor. Prep tip: The sushi mat allows you to apply even pressure and create a long, even roll, but if you don’t have one, simply use a tea towel covered with plastic wrap, or a heavy, gallon-size ziplock bag (unopened). Serving tip: Dip into wasabi-spiked, low-sodium soy sauce, if desired. View recipe.

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