If you’ve ordered dishes like Korean Pork & Rice Cakes with Bok Choy or One-Pan Udon Noodle & Spicy Peanut Stir-Fry then you’ve cooked with Blue Apron’s Asian-style sautéed aromatics.
It might seem like this prepackaged blend is a magical substance that makes every meal delicious, but it’s actually just a mix of common ingredients found in many Asian-inspired meals. We pre-package the mixture to save you cooking time, but if you want to recreate any of these recipes at home, it’s easy to make your own version with a few ingredients and a good knife.
Recipe for Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
- 3 Tbsps finely chopped peeled ginger, about one 3” piece
- 3 Tbsps finely chopped scallions
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
- 3 Tbsps neutral oil
Prep and finely chop the ginger, scallions, and garlic. Use both the white and the green portions of the scallions.
In a small sauce pot, heat the oil. Add the chopped aromatics, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5-7 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the aromatics are softened.
Use as a base for flavorful stir frys, noodle dishes, and more!
Here are some of our favorite dishes using Asian-Style sautéed aromatics
General Tso’s Chicken with Bok Choy & Jasmine Rice
Try making this classic takeout dish at home. Our recipe features a sweet and tangy sauce, bok choy, and soft jasmine rice.
Chicken & Wonton Noodle Stir-Fry with Peas, Carrots & Cabbage
For this comforting stir-fry, we’re making a sweet and savory sauce to coat fresh wonton noodles, tender chicken, and crisp veggies—first cooked with our fragrant blend of sautéed aromatics for a boost of bright flavor.
Sweet & Savory Sesame Chicken with Vegetables & Jasmine Rice
Tender chicken, bok choy, and carrots come together in the pan with a simple, flavorful sauce of tahini (a nutty paste made from sesame seeds), sweet hoisin, and ponzu. The fluffy rice soaks up any extra sauce.
Korean-Style Beef Bowls with Bok Choy & Gochujang Mayo
A simple drizzle of mayo mixed with gochujang—a savory paste made from chiles and fermented soybeans—deliciously brings together contrasting textures of tender beef, crisp bok choy, and crunchy marinated radishes.
Soy-Glazed Wonton Noodles with Red Cabbage & Soft-Boiled Eggs
In this quick-cooking dish, delightfully chewy wonton noodles and a duo of vibrant veggies are tossed with an umami-filled combination of black bean sauce, sweet chili sauce, and soy glaze. A rich soft-boiled egg served on top lends even more savory flavor to the noodles.
Hoisin Pork & Gochujang Rice Bowls with Mushrooms, Radishes & Marinated Cucumbers
For these bowls, we’re mixing fluffy white rice with spicy gochujang, then topping it off with pork cooked with lightly sweet hoisin sauce. Crispy marinated radishes and cucumbers provide delightful cooling contrast.
Find more recipes like these with the online Blue Apron Cookbook.