Lettuce wraps, sugarcane skewers, and add-ins such as lemongrass make tasty bundles bursting with the flavors of Southeast Asia. Sugarcane adds a hint of sweetness and an authentic touch, but wooden skewers make a fine stand-in -- just soak them in water for 20 minutes before using.
Spatchcocking a chicken means scissoring it down the back (we leave the meaty backbone attached) and then flattening it. Smear it with butter, season with chunky sea salt, and place it on a platform of bread to absorb the juices for the fastest, easiest no-waste roasted chicken ever. While it's still hot, scatter fresh herbs over it and squeeze on some lemon juice for a fresh sauce that basically makes itself.
Guests can fill lettuce cups with steak and fresh herb sprigs or place steak and herbs in lettuce leaves and roll them. If you can't find Memmi Noodle Soup Base, use a combination of fish stock, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar.
Give your barbecue an Asian twist with chef Chris Schlesinger's flavorful recipe for head-on jumbo shrimp.Also try: Barbecued Oysters with Bacon and Garlic Butter; Grilled Clams With Garlic, White Wine, and Tomatoes
In Vietnam, pho, as this rice-noodle soup is known, is often enjoyed for breakfast. Nutritionists recommend incorporating red meat into one's diet just as it's used here -- in small portions and as a complement to other foods. The soup also includes bean sprouts and a handful of fresh herbs.