Thai Fish Cakes are very flavorful compared to most Western fish cake recipes. They aren't battered, which I find allows for more of the fresh taste of the fish, spices, and herbs to come through. These cakes are best eaten fresh out of the oil while they're still hot and juicy. Served them with or without rice, and accompany with Thai sweet chili sauce, chopped cucumber, fresh coriander, and a squeeze of lime juice. Simply delicious!
Thai Fish Cakes are a common street food in Thailand, and are very flavorful compared to most Western fish cake recipes. They aren't battered, which I find allows for more of the fresh taste of the fish, spices, and herbs to come through. These cakes are best eaten fresh out of the oil while they're still hot and juicy. Served them with or without rice, and accompany with Thai sweet chili sauce, chopped cucumber, fresh coriander, and a squeeze of lime juice. Simply delicious!
Thai red curry is one of those heart-warming dishes everyone loves, and it isn't difficult to make. This recipe is simple, fragrant and sumptuous, and can be made anywhere from mild to red-hot, depending on how much spice you prefer. To make it easier and faster, this red curry isn't begun with a paste - instead you just add the ingredients as you go. Most of the ingredients come straight out of your pantry (or see my handy substitutions).
This Thai scallop and shrimp curry is beautiful to make and to serve. The scallops and shrimp are simmered in a flavorful Thai curry sauce with white wine just until tender and served up with jasmine rice or a loaf of crusty French bread. The best vegetable for this dish is okra, but if you can't find it eggplant also works well. This is a true gourmet Thai dish you'll enjoy making, and because of the tenderness of the scallops and shrimp, it cooks up quickly and easily. If you're interested in wine pairings, I suggest a crisp white wine or a nice bottle of Shiraz. ENJOY!
This baked talapia recipe is delicious and easy to make. While this same dish would be steamed in Thailand, I find baking it easier and the results just as tender. This talapia recipe features the dark richness of tamarind, which is a fruit that grows in many parts of Asia. The sauce is a combination of sweet and sour, with tones of chili, garlic and ginger. So try give this baked talapia recipe a try - it makes a quick and delicious dinner. ENJOY!
This easy recipe for saffron rice hails from the south of Thailand. Saffron rice makes dinner extra special, and is nearly as easy to make as regular rice. You needn't own a rice cooker to make this recipe either - it's boiled in a pot on the stove, but tastes every bite like steamed rice! And unlike most saffron rice recipes, this one is fat-free and extremely healthy. Enjoy!
This is a very simple-to-make yet delectable Thai chicken dish you're going to love. It's one of our standard dinner dishes because it's so easy to put together and so wonderful on a chilly night. It's the combination of ginger, mushrooms and chicken that makes it so soul-lifting. This dish is strongly influenced by Chinese cuisine but with its own Thai spin on it. Hope you love it as much as I do!
This lettuce wraps recipe is easy and delicious, plus fun to make! Lettuce wraps are also a fun dish to eat, either as an appetizer or as the main course. Serve the lettuce wrap filling on a platter with whole lettuce leaves on the side, and let your friends and family wrap their own. They'll love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce with the warm, flavorful filling. These easy lettuce wraps make a low-calorie, low-fat treat that's also very nutritious. Makes a great party food too!
This fish curry tastes so delectable, you won't believe how fast and easy it is - ready in just 20 minutes! Fillets of fish (any type, fresh or frozen) are simmered in a rich Thai curry sauce. The recipe includes vegetables for a healthy one-pot dish. If you like, you can also add shrimp or other seafood to the pot/wok. Like all curries, this fish curry makes excellent leftovers as well as hot lunches to take to work. And it's ready in less than 30 minutes!
This vegetable curry is so delicious plus simple to make owing to the fact that there's no curry paste to make beforehand; instead, everything is added to the pot as you go. Pumpkin or squash may be used in this delectable Thai dish, and sweet potato adds that touch of sweetness which is so wonderful with a yellow curry. Makes a superb fall dish when all the fresh pumpkins and squashes are coming into season, but equally lovely in the winter when we can all use a little curry warmth. ENJOY!
Glass noodles, also known as 'cellophane' or 'bean thread' noodles, are a culinary wonder. Made of mung bean or green pea flour, glass noodles are transparent when cooked and are completely wheat/gluten free. Glass noodles are a tasty part of Thai and other Southeast-Asian cuisines, and taste similar to wheat noodles. They absorb much of the sauce they are cooked with, so it's important to get your stir-fry sauce right. Glass noodles are available in a lot of regular supermarkets these days, or look for them at your local Asian store (you'll know them by checking the ingredients for mung bean flour). ENJOY!
This Thai Pumpkin Soup recipe is simple to make and tastes as delicious as the pumpkin soup from your favorite Thai restaurant! A variety of protein sources can be used with this soup, including tofu, deep-fried tofu, shrimp, or chickpeas (for a purely vegetarian version, see link in recipe). Chunks of pumpkin or squash are simmered in a delicious coconut curry-flavored soup that is perfect on a chilly night. Also beautiful to serve as an appetizer for a dinner party. Enjoy!
This Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry is authentic, homemade vegan Thai food at its best! You'll love the homemade Thai yellow curry sauce, which you'll find much fresher and tastier than anything that comes out of a bottle or package. I could have used curry powder (to create a shorter ingredients list), but I think you'll agree that adding the individual spices makes for a superior-tasting curry. ENJOY!
Sumptuous, succulent shrimp... That's my Thai Garlic Stir Fry Shrimp recipe - and it takes only 15 minutes to make! Sweet, yet mildly spicy and garlicky, it's the perfect dish to serve at a party as an appetizer or finger food. Also makes an excellent entree for lunch or dinner (just serve with crusty French bread or rice). Even your kids will go wild for these shrimp! Once you try this shrimp stir fry, you're going to want to keep this 5-star recipe close at hand - for life!
If you're a fan of Asian noodles, be sure to give these Thai Beef Stir-Fried Noodles a try! This dish is super-delicious and also very healthy - makes a perfect one-dish meal any night of the week. The recipe is also quite flexible. Make it as spicy or mild as you like, and add your own choice of vegetables depending on what you have on hand. ENJOY!
This easy yet exquisite stir-fry can be whipped up quickly which makes it great for weeknights, and you can substitute your own choice of vegetables depending on what's fresh and available at your local store or market. This is one of the mildest Thai stir-fries, relying on ginger rather than chilies to do most of the work, which means it's great for kids and those with sensitive stomachs. In Thailand they would use Thai ginger - 'galangal' - which is similar to our ginger but slightly sweeter and less pungent. I find regular ginger works just as well and it's easier to come by. It can also be made with pork or shrimp instead of chicken. Give it a go and see how good homemade stir-fry can be! ENJOY!
This Rice pudding is creamy and exotic tasting, and the best part is that it's easy to make. The addition of a fresh mango sauce makes it even more special, and yet if you don't have the time or access to fresh mangoes, the pudding is equally lovely on its own. Rice puddings are a traditional dessert throughout much of Asia, with each country adding its own particular flavor and serving style. This Thai version features the flavor of coconut and mango - two key tastes in the tantalizing world of Thai food. A spoonful of this heady combination is enough to satisfy any dessert lover the world over. And being able to make it ahead of time makes it perfect for serving guests. I hope you enjoy it!
This Mango Custard Dessert is a delicious way to enjoy fresh mangoes, and it's healthy (no heavy cream required!). You'll need two fresh ripe mangoes for this dessert (or if mangoes are not in season, canned mango can also be used). Makes a great dessert any night of the week, and you can whip it up and have it in the oven in just 15 minutes. I like it served warm but if the weather is hot it's also delicious served cold. Excellent as a dessert with coffee or tea, or as an afternoon snack or with coffee at breakfast (the eggs provide lots of protein!). Before buying your mangoes, be sure to see my 'how to know a good mango' tips at the bottom of the recipe. ENJOY!
This Thai beef salad is named after the famous grilled beef dish in Thailand, "Weeping Tiger Beef". There are various stories to back up the name, one that the chilies in the sauce made a tiger weep; the other is that a tiger cried when a hunter killed and took away his cow. The recipe calls for sirloin or your favorite cut of beef which is marinated and then quickly grilled and served over salad greens with tomatoes and fresh herbs. It is then tossed with a flavor-popping Thai dressing for a delicious Thai treat that's perfect for a summer dinner or special lunch. ENJOY!
This beef salad recipe offers a feast of flavors and textures with every bite! My Waterfall Grilled Beef Salad is based on the famous Waterfall Beef dish in Thailand, so-called because of the splashing sound of juices falling onto a hot grill. The beef is lightly grilled or broiled, sliced thinly, and served over a mixture of salad greens along with a special Thai dressing. Serve as the main course for a nutritious and oh-so-delicious dinner that's naturally high in protein and low in carbs.
This easy fried rice recipe is the most popular type of fried rice in Thailand (Khao Phad Goong Moo). Try it and find out what all the fuss is about! This delicious Thai fried rice features baby shrimp and bits of sausage as well as some healthy greens. This fried rice recipe also includes lots of cooking tips to get your fried rice to taste restaurant-quality (or better!). ENJOY!
This easy beef recipe is known in Thailand as "Weeping Tiger Beef". The recipe calls for briefly marinated beef steak (marinade recipe included) which is easily broiled or grilled, leaving it extremely tender and flavorful. It is then served with a delicious side sauce that simply pops with flavor (great with either rice or potatoes). This version of the recipe is cooked in the oven, but if weather permits, you can grill the meat outside on your barbecue just like they do in Thailand. ENJOY!
Try this Thai Grilled Fish Fillet Recipe for juicy, flavorful fish straight off the grill! This golden-colored fish is my version of a fish dish sold by Thai street food vendors. Serve it as is, or accompany with my simple "Fresh Relish" (another common accompaniment to many Thai fish dishes). The pickle is optional, but if you do serve it, you'll enjoy the hot and cold, fresh and cooked combination of textures and flavors (hot rice and fish with cool pickle). Just perfect for warm weather eating. ENJOY!
This delicious garlic-inflused lemony baked chicken recipe is so tender, it literally melts in your mouth. Quarter chicken pieces (leg and thigh) are best to use, and make nice individual portions for serving guests. In fact, this has become one of my standard 'company is coming' dishes because it's so easy to make and beautiful to serve. And because it's mild in flavor, everyone loves it, even my picky step-kids!
For a delicious vegetarian/vegan Thai salad, try this easy recipe for Thai Cucumber Salad. This salad achieves all the flavor and taste of non-vegetarian Cucumber Salad without resorting to fish sauce or shrimp paste. For this recipe you'll need to scout out a bottle of Golden Mountain Sauce, available at any reputable Asian or Chinese food store (look for it next to the fish sauce). Golden Mountain Sauce is made from fermented soybeans and makes a tasty alternative to fish sauce.