Keep your cool when entertaining this summer by serving this easy no-cook dinner party menu, which showcases the refreshing flavours of Japan, Thailand and Malaysia in three stress-free courses.
Channel the Tsukiji fish market of Tokyo by serving delicate sashimi as your starter. Be sure to order the best quality sashimi-grade fish from your local fishmonger – you can even ask them to slice it for you to save time. Serve a selection of salmon, tuna and kingfish fanned over plates, with finely grated daikon radish, wasabi and soy sauce on the side.
By purchasing a few prepared ingredients, you can create a satisfying main course without stepping near the stove. Buy cooked prawns and a roast chicken from your local store, then toss with zesty herbs, soaked noodles and a citrus dressing to create this flavour-packed Southern Thai salad. The only heat you’ll need is boiling water for the noodles.
Now’s not the time to be baking pies and cakes. Instead, take a leaf out of the Asian cookery book by creating a luscious tropical dessert – no oven required! This fruit jelly is a favourite way to finish a summer meal. Just be sure to prepare it a day in advance so it has time to set.
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