Quick ways to elevate Asian-inspired meals

By TASTE, 18 June 2000

Making weeknight dinners just got a whole lot easier with Woolworths’range of Asian-inspired cook-in-sauces and pastes. We’ve created two new recipes that showcase the time-saving, flavour-packed benefits of this range. Tuck into crispy, fried prawn toast or in-a-flash pad Thai served two ways.

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Lately, it seems as if there’s never enough time to make satisfying home-cooked meals. Weeknight meals lack inspiration and can sometimes be repetitive. But with Woolworths’ range of aromatic pastes, weeknight dinners are about to be exciting again! The best dishes are the perfect blend of spices, herbs, aromatics and seasoning. While nothing beats a home-made dish that’s made from scratch (and with love), the hustle and bustle of life can leave you with very little time to perfect your favourite recipes. So whether you want to expand your repertoire (without investing a lot of time), or just add a touch of umami or a spicy kick, making weeknight dinners more exciting just got a whole lot easier with Woolworths’ range of Asian-inspired sauces.

Prawn toast

Crispy prawn toast is way better when it’s home-made. Top slices of bread with a prawn mixture that's been flavoured with Woolworths' seafood paste and lemongrass paste. The seafood paste is also known as laksa paste and is inspired by the well-known Malaysian seafood coconut broth. It’s very salty, so a little goes a long way! Making the rest of the dish is simple, coat the toast in sesame seeds and fry to golden perfection. Serve with Woolworths' Asian chilli Szechuan pepper oil for extra heat.

Get the recipe for prawn toast here.

Pad Thai

If you’re in the mood for Thai food, make this easy recipe. Woolworths’ pad Thai sauce saves you time – there's no need to spend time attempting to balance a home-made sauce (and being left with a long list of ingredients you’ll have to use up). For this recipe, we’ve gone with steak and tofu (for a meat-free alternative), but swap it for prawns, pork, chicken or tempeh if you want to switch things up.

Get the recipe for pad Thai here.

Find more Asian-inspired recipes here.

Whether you want to expand your repertoire or explore new flavours, you’ll find what you need when you shop Woolworths' range of Asian-inspired sauces, condiments, pickles and pantry basics. Now you can enjoy your favourites, from pad Thai to sushi and ramen without shelling out for takeaways – or travel.

Shop at Woolworths.

Photography: Jan Ras
Videography: Romy Wilson
Recipes and Production: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistant: Cheri Kustner

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