60 vibrant recipes proving that Asian roadside barbecue is just as easy, delicious, and crowd-pleasing as American-style backyard grilling.
Sharing beloved barbecue dishes from the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia, experienced author and expert on Asian cooking Leela Punyaratabandhu inspires readers with a deep dive into the flavor profile and spices of the region. She teaches you how to set up your own smoker, cook over an open flame, or grill on the equipment you already have in your backyard. Leela provides more than sixty mouthwatering recipes such as Chicken Satay with Coriander and Cinnamon, Malaysian Grilled Chicken Wings, and Thai Grilled Sticky Rice, as well as recipes for cooking bone-in meats, skewered meats, and even vegetable side dishes and flavorful sauces.
The fact that Southeast Asian-style barbecue naturally lends itself to the American outdoor cooking style means that the recipes in the book can remain true to tradition without any need for them to be Westernized or altered at the expense of integrity. This is the perfect book for anyone looking for an easy and flavorful way to expand their barbecue repertoire.
"I want every weekend warrior who dotes on burgers, brats, steaks, and ribs to buy this book. I know you love Thai satay and Vietnamese delicacies, but you didn't think you could do it at home. Well you can, and you must, because you can actually do it better than most restaurants. Leela has opened a whole new world of taste adventures to the barbecue lover, and we should all rush into it. I am inspired!"--Meathead, barbecue whisperer, publisher of AmazingRibs.com, and author of Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
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