This baked salmon comes out beautifully, plus is easy to make. The marinade is a simple mixture of Asian sauces and fresh spices that comes out tasting similar to teriyaki, but is essentially Chinese-Thai in origin. You can balance out the sweet-sour flavors yourself just before serving, so you know you'll be happy with the result, and so will your family and friends. This is one of my own personal go-to recipes when I want some delicious tasting salmon without too much fuss. Enjoy!
This beautiful Thai sesame salmon recipe is simple to make and wonderful to serve. And it is equally delicious baked in the oven or grilled (instructions for both methods in recipe). The sesame marinade is what makes this fish dish sing, and it's wonderful spooned over rice too or even potatoes depending what side dish you've chosen - it's even delicious over salad if you want to serve it that way and save a few calories. What I've found too is that the marinade works with other types of fish as well, and the cooking times are the same. Makes a perfect dish for any time of year, and in summer it can be grilled up outdoors for a fresh fish treat. ENJOY!
This BBQ chicken recipe is truly bursting with flavor! Marinated in a garlicky sweet and sour sauce, the chicken pieces are then easily barbecued (or oven-baked) to perfection. Add my special homemade Thai BBQ sauce as either a dipping sauce or a glaze, and this chicken will be the life of your dinner or lunch party! A barbeque chicken recipe you will want to keep in your files - for life!
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 wonderfully crunchy Thai salad recipe is scrumptious - but you won't believe just how scrumptious until you try it for yourself! Whole cashews are combined with cucumber, carrot, red pepper and Thai herbs. This healthy combination is tossed in a very easy and fat free Thai dressing. Cashew salad can be made in just 15 minutes, but tastes truly gourmet! A great salad recipe to accompany any meal, but especially other Thai food favorites. Enjoy!
Eggplant is delicious on the grill, and this recipe makes it even more delicious with the use of a Thai-inspired marinade. Grilling is an age-old tradition in Thailand, with amazing marinade concoctions that make for taste-inspiring meals - and this eggplant is no exception. You'll love its spicy-sweet flavor - makes a superb addition to any meal. Vegetarian and vegans can also add tofu into the mix for a complete meal that's wonderful served with rice. Happy grilling!
Nam Tok is a traditional Thai dish from the Northeastern part of the country. Although it's usually made with beef, this vegetarian version is just as delicious and so satisfying. I always think of Nam Tok as a Thai version of our grilled chicken salad, with both hot (cooked) and cold (fresh) in the same dish. Roasted rice is traditionally used to add a nutty flavor, but chopped roasted peanuts or cashews works just as deliciously and is so much quicker and easier. This dish usually has quite a lot of heat to it, but feel free to adjust the spice level according to your taste.
This shrimp fried rice is just as tasty as it looks, owing to a simple Thai concoction of 3 key ingredients that make for a flavor-popping experience. Shrimp are added here, but could be substituted with other things for equally delicious results (e.g. fried tofu or chicken). If you've enjoyed the fried rice you've had at Thai restaurants, be sure to give this one a try - I think you'll find it's just as good, and maybe even a little bit better (!).
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.
This Chinese Broccoli recipe is so simple and delicious! In Thailand, vegetable stir-fries tend to be Chinese in origin (Chinese cooking is a huge influence). If you can't find Chinese broccoli, broccoli rabe (rapini) is a close relative that may be easier to come by. Our own western-style broccoli works well too - just be sure to leave on a good amount of the stem to get the texture and crunch that is desirable in Asian vegetables. My family loves this vegetable dish, and I'm sure you will too.
This easy and healthy banana dessert recipe is normally steamed in Thailand, but I find baking it in the oven is just as good and less messy. A terrific way to use leftover bananas, and you can put this easy dessert together in less than 10 minutes - just put everything in a blender and then pour into ramekins and pop them in the oven. Served warm, cold, or at room temperature, this creamy, tropical-tasting dessert is sure to please.
Street cooking in Thailand is kept simple, with a minimal list of ingredients, and yet the food tastes so amazing. That's what you'll find with this easy Thai recipe for lemongrass chicken. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the ingredients - when they're put together what results is sooo delicious. This recipe is derived from my adventures talking to street cooks in Thailand and watching what they do - the only difference here is that the chicken is baked instead of grilled or stir-fried. I love to make this dish with quarter chicken pieces, but thighs and even plain old chicken breast (skin left on) works well. Note that Carnation evaporated milk is a common street ingredient in Thailand and is often used for curries. Although you can also use coconut milk, I have found the evaporated version far superior in this case. Wonderful with rice or even potatoes if you don't mind a little Easy-meets-West on your table. ENJOY!
Mushrooms and rice go together beautifully in this recipe for Thai fried rice (vegetarian). Includes other vegetables too, like peas and yellow pepper, for a rice dish that sings with flavor and freshness. A cinch to make too!
This simple, yet wonderful recipe for Chicken Fried Rice will please everyone at your table. It's easy to make and just as tasty as the fried rice you'll get at your favorite Asian restaurant. If you happen to have 'old' rice (leftover from other meals), fried rice is the perfect way to use it up. But even freshly-made rice makes for great fried rice when fried up in the right way and with the right sauces. The dish includes mushrooms, peas, and is topped off with spring onion or fresh basil. Serve with Thai chili sauce on the side for those who like it extra spicy, and ENJOY!
This vegetarian/vegan stir-fry sings with so much flavor, you'll forget all about its amazing health benefits. Using a good stir-fry sauce one of the keys to creating a great veggie stir-fry; the other is in the stir-frying - knowing when to add what. At the same time, this recipe is pretty forgiving - you can add your own choice of vegetables, depending on what you have on hand. The tofu topping is delicious, but optional - if you just want vegetables, you'll still get a great stir-fry out of this recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
This beautiful fish curry is made with an aromatic Thai green curry sauce and includes vegetables for a well-rounded, nutritious as well as delicious dish. Once you've whipped up the special Thai curry sauce, this dish comes together in just a few minutes. Nearly any type of fish can be used, from sole, cod, tilapia, bassa, and other 'white-fleshed' fish to richer-tasting fish like salmon. For the vegetable you have a choice of baby bok choy or fresh cucumber (the latter added at the last moment before serving. Accompany with plenty of Thai jasmine rice on the side, and you have a gourmet-good Thai dish that's sure to impress any gathering. Enjoy!
If you like coconut rice, try this delicious Thai coconut saffron rice recipe. Instead of choosing between saffron rice and coconut rice, I've combined the two into one recipe. The result is a beautiful rice dish that tastes wonderful and is great to serve as a side dish to company or take to a dinner party or potluck. And this coconut rice is also easy to make - you don't need a rice cooker. Just combine everything together in a pot and you'll have beautiful coconut rice in just 20 minutes!
This easy shrimp fried rice is restaurant-quality (or better!). Fresh or frozen shrimp are quickly stir-fried with garlic and onions. Add the cooked rice, a couple of eggs, frozen peas, plus my own special Thai sauce, and you have a fried rice recipe that is sure to please everyone, even your kids. A great way to use leftover rice - and leftover roasted chicken can also be added if you have some taking up space in the refrigerator. Add chilli if you like it spicy. Yum!
This Northern Thai recipe for chicken curry features warm spices in a fragrant homemade curry sauce. Chicken is combined with potatoes, and vegetables can also be added if you desire (eggplant is delicious). It is usually served with plain jasmine or coconut rice with slices of cucumber on the side as a fresh compliment to the dish (the cucumber also aides in digestion and helps cool the palate if you happen to make your especially spicy!). If you enjoy both Thai and Indian curries, you'll love this warm and flavorful dish.
This recipe for glutinous rice cake (also known as Sweet or Sticky Rice Cake) is actually really simple to make and can be enjoyed straight out of the oven, as soon as it's cool enough to eat. Sticky rice is a true Asian culinary experience, one that shouldn't be missed - so satisfying in its chewy-yummy texture. Wonderful as a dessert or with tea or coffee, this simple glutinous rice cake can be served either to company or just for you. Enjoy!
This classic fish curry is made with coconut milk and spices plus eggplant and boy choy or other vegetables of your choice. It can be made with any type of fish but is especially good with white-fleshed fish like tilapia, halibut, cod, bassa and others. It cooks up quite quickly and features an authentic curry taste you'll be sure to love.
This curry chicken recipe is my family's favorite! It's a classic yellow curry made with chunks of chicken and potatoes. Because this curry recipe is baked in the oven, it is quick and easy as a casserole to put together. If you can, look for Madras curry powder instead of your average run-of-the-mill powder available in supermarkets - a good curry powder makes a huge difference in the final taste of the dish. ENJOY!
This easy appetizer offers a wonderful mixture of tastes and textures on the palate: warm and cold, sweet and sour, spicy and cool, crunchy and melt-in-your mouth good! It's easily put together too - just roll up some peeled cucumber and place in the refrigerator to set while you fry up the shrimp - it literally takes just minutes to make, and yet it looks so elegant. Great for a party or to welcome guests to your house. This dish can also take the place of shrimp cocktail or even a salad, since you're getting a mouthful of greens with every roll. Pairs beautifully with a crisp white wine or lager, but equally wonderful with your favorite red or cocktail. Makes a great holiday party food or for delicious celebrations of any kind. Enjoy!
This wonderful Thai shrimp recipe is easy to make and superb for a party. Medium to jumbo shrimp are tossed in a spicy chili-garlic sauce, then broiled in the oven for just a few minutes. Add toothpicks and serve as a party food, or enjoy with rice as a main entree. This spicy shrimp recipe will be a hit with your friends and family, and it's ready in less than 30 minutes! Includes make-ahead tips for parties.
Try this recipe for the smoothest, most scrumptious cheesecake you can imagine, and you can make it easily in your very own kitchen. Mango is the flavor here, but you can easily substitute other fruits of your choice (strawberry and blueberry work are always good). You'll find this basic recipe for cheesecake easy, fun to make, and sooo delicious, you'll impress your guests and even yourself as soon as you take that first lovely bite! Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.