A hot sauce manifesto focused on homemade Asian chili sauces and delicious dishes to make with them.
In this completely unique Asian cookbook, culinary instructor and trained chef Diana Kuan offers a flavorful education in the art of cooking with homemade Asian hot sauces. From Thai Sriracha to Indonesian sambal to Korean gochujang and other fiery favorites, Asian chili sauces have become staples in restaurants and homes across America.
They add a palate-pleasing subtle kick or a scorching burn to the stir-fries, appetizers, and noodle dishes so many people love. But until now, these tantalizing flavors haven't been easy to recreate at home with fresh, all-natural ingredients.
Kuan offers more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes for nine sauces fundamental to Asian cooking, along with a "Know Your Chili Pepper" chart so you can easily shop for the ingredients you need and customize the heat level of each sauce. Each chapter then offers recipes incorporating each spicy sauce, broadening the range of Asian dishes you can cook at home.
From Kung Pao Sweet Potatoes and Spicy Beef Bulgogi, to Cumin-Crusted Red Curry Rack of Lamb, and even Sriracha Sea Salt Brownies, Red Hot Kitchen is packed with enticing recipes you'll want to cook right now.
Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America.
Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Epicurious. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past ten years in both Beijing and New York.
Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.