In April, I taught a couple of seasonal cooking classes at ICE and Haven's Kitchen that focused on pairing Asian techniques with in-season local spring. The classes were quite a hit! So I thought I'd share some of the recipes we did in the round-up below, plus a few extras from Appetite for China and its sister blog Brooklyn Atlas.
(And even though I have my own Thai basil plant growing on the windowsill, it's good to know that starting now there are big bunches available at the farmer's markets, in case I plan on whipping up a big Thai feast.)
Here are ten of my favorites for this season. What are some Asian dishes you like to make with spring produce?
10. Mini Strawberry Rum Pies from Brooklyn Atlas. (Okay, this is cheating a little. But I'm terribly excited that strawberry season is just starting, and I don't have any strawberry recipes yet on AFC. Besides, strawberries and rum pies will be a great dessert for any of the savory dishes above.)