Recipes for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Krista Davis on May 1, 2012

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Recipes

May was named Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush and renamed, to be more specific, to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2011 by President Barack Obama. In honor of this month, over the next few weeks I will be posting a different recipe in honor of various Asian countries and of the state of Hawaii.

The benefit of Asian cooking includes the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables such as, bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, yams, plantains, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples. Also, the lack of saturated fat  and trans fat increases the health benefits, since lean meat and fish is used throughout the cooking.

I will be posting Asian American and Pacific Islander recipes from China, Japan, Hawaii, India, and Korea:

  • China: Vegetable Stir-Fry
  • Japan: Grilled Salmon
  • Hawaii: Pulled Pork Sandwich and Fruit Kabobs
  • India: Naan – Flat Bread
  • Korea: Bulgogi (Thinly sliced beef.)

Keep track of this series. Some simple, delicious, and nutritious recipes will be posted. Plus, having culturally diverse recipes can make dinner time more interesting.


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