03/29/2012 09:52 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Forget Takeout: 10 Quick And Easy Asian-Style Dinners

Forget takeout. These irresistibly satisfying recipes -- with flavors from China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam -- are quick and easy to make at home. The key is to stock your pantry with a few Asian staples, such as hoisin sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce and Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce, which are readily available in the Asian section of most supermarkets.

So if you're in the mood for Asian tonight, and want to save money (and calories!), ditch the takeout menu and make one of these easy recipes instead. As long as you have all the ingredients, it's faster than it is to call it in and wait for it!

10 Easy & Elegant Asian-Style Dinners