4 quick Asian-inspired effortless summer BBQ sides

Turn up the heat this season with these must-try summer BBQ side dishes. From a zesty miso & lemon poached salmon salad to a playful take on vegan fish fingers, and miso pork lettuce cups, these quick and tasty sides are easy to prepare and brimming with seasonal ingredients. Whether it's a family Sunday lunch or a weekend cookout with friends, these dishes bring bold flavours and seasonal freshness to your table effortlessly.


miso & lemon-poached salmon

serves 4 | prep time 15 mins | cook time 10 mins

Discover the vibrant flavours and convenience of our favourite 10-minute miso and lemon-poached salmon. Enjoy tender salmon fillets simmered in a fragrant vegetable and leek stock, enhanced with miso paste and zesty lemon juice for an Asian-inspired twist. Served alongside a crisp salad of rocket, radishes, peas, asparagus, and yellow cherry tomatoes, all tossed in a light, citrusy dressing. This dish is perfectly balanced and effortlessly delicious, ideal for a quick, flavourful side.

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its’not fish fingers

serves 2 | prep time 25 mins | cook time 30 mins

For a crunchy and refreshing side dish, indulge in our Asian-inspired twist on classic fish fingers paired with sweet potato chips and crushed peas with mint. This delightful dish features crispy tofu fingers wrapped in seaweed, alongside crunchy sweet potato chips and crushed peas infused with mint, olive oil, and zesty lemon. Bursting with vibrant flavours and textures, it's the perfect side dish for any gathering.

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hoisin duck no-pancake

serves 2 | prep time 5 mins | cook time 8 mins

For busy weeknights when you crave comforting Asian flavours, our playful 'duck no-pancake' dish offers a blend of flavours and textures. The dish features steamed, plump, juicy gyozas glazed in a rich and luscious hoisin sauce, arranged atop a bed of crisp, cucumber ribbons. Garnished with strips of spring onion and a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a delightful crunch. This vibrant dish promises a burst of Asian-inspired zest. Refreshing and delicious, it can be enjoyed as a side or a quick midweek meal fix.

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miso pork lettuce cups

serves 3 | prep time 10 mins | cook time 10 mins

Ideal for a light lunch, a fun appetiser, or an innovative side. Featuring succulent ground pork, marinated in a delicious blend of soy sauce and umami-rich miso, with the added warmth of ginger and garlic. Browned to perfection, the pork mixture is then spooned into crisp lettuce leaves, providing a crunchy base. Each cup is topped with finely sliced spring onions for an added burst of flavour. This dish combines the rich, savoury taste of miso with the fresh, crisp texture of lettuce, making it a vibrant and refreshing addition to your summer gatherings.

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