We think of watermelon as the stuff of fruit salads, but it's also great in savory ones. In this Vietnamese- and Thai-inspired recipe, melon and cucumber are the cool contrast to sliced chile and grilled pork (chicken works, too).
One grilled flank steak, thinly sliced and skewered or made into banh mi sandwiches, is a delicious, economical, efficient way to feed a crowd. Guests can embellish their sandwiches with some vegetables from the summer-roll platter.
Egg rolls, skewers, dumplings and more; these Asian-inspired foods make great finger foods. A bit of spice and flavors such as soy sauce, red curry, and lemongrass give these dishes international intrigue.