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You asked for an easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe, so here it is! A faster, simpler version of pad thai, this yummy recipe will leave you craving more. The key to perfect pad thai is in the cooking (or
If you've ever wondered how to eat dragon fruit, this article is for you. Dragon Fruit is very delicious and nutritious, plus it's high in fiber and low in calories. It is widely available in Canada and the US - in Canada, dragon fruit is now being sold within most regular grocery store chains. If you live in the US, look for it at your local China town or Asian food or fruit market. Dragon fruit is easy to prepare and fun to eat, and the fruit makes superb juice and cold drinks. Enjoy!
Coconut rice makes a terrific accompaniment to many Thai entrees, as well as other world cuisine fare. Although you can make coconut rice in a rice cooker, this recipe teaches you how to make it the old fashioned way: in a pot on the stove. Quick & easy to make, this coconut rice recipe is perfect for those times when you want to make dinner extra special without going to a lot of work. Coconut rice also makes a popular side dish to take to a potluck or Asian-themed dinner party. Enjoy!
Green Curry is the most popular of all Thai dishes, and this Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe is simple to make, yet tastes like it came from your favorite Thai restaurant. Unlike most green curry recipes, this one doesn't call for packaged curry paste - instead, everything is made fresh, resulting in the best possible taste and greatest health benefits. Just follow these easy directions to a great Thai green curry you'll want to make again and again!
There's satay, and then there's Thai chicken satay! If you've never had the real stuff, then you're going to be blown away by the succulent taste of this satay recipe. Strips of chicken (or beef) are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served with homemade peanut sauce for the ultimate taste sensation. Even your kids will love it. Chicken Satay also makes a great party food!
If you've ever been curious about star fruit, this article is for you. Find out how to cut and eat a star fruit with my step-by-step pictures and instructions. Also learn basic facts about star fruit, including the health benefits of eating or juicing star fruit. Included are shopping tips for choosing a ripe star fruit, plus star fruit recipe links... basically everything you wanted to know about star fruit in one place!
This Thai Red Curry Recipe is fragrant and sumptuous, and can be made anywhere from mild to red-hot, depending on how much spice you prefer. It starts with a homemade Thai red curry paste which is easily put together with your food processor or blender. Add coconut milk, chicken, and some vegetables, and you have a healthy and hearty curry dish that will awaken your senses and boost your mood. Best of all, this one-pot dish can be put together and in the oven in under 20 minutes! ENJOY!
This Thai red curry paste recipe is EASY to make from scratch. You'll never buy packaged curry pastes again once you try this recipe. Homemade curry paste makes for tastier curries, and they're much healthier too! Red curry paste makes for excellent Thai curry, including curry chicken and seafood curries, beef curry, vegetarian curries, and fish curry. Or add a dollop of this paste to flavor Thai soups, noodles, or other dishes. ENJOY!
Try this homemade Thai massaman curry recipe, which is made entirely from scratch (no packaged curry pastes required!). This famous Thai curry is rich and very flavorful. It is muslim in origin and can be made with chicken, beef, or lamb. It's a fragrant yellow curry that incorporates lemongrass and nuts together with other key Thai ingredients. Coconut milk is always used in this curry, as are bay leaves (instead of lime leaves).
For a delicious Thai dessert, try making this Mango Sticky Rice Pudding (Khao Niaow Ma Muang). This is a classic Thai dessert and SO very scrumptious - and here is an easy recipe for it. The sticky rice can either be steamed or you can make it in a pot on your stove (instructions included). Place some fresh mango slices over the sicky rice, then smother with the easy coconut sauce - HEAVEN! If you like mangos and/or sticky rice, you're going to love this very simple but exotic Thai dessert!
Love Pad Thai but not sure how to make it at home? Then this recipe is for you! This pad Thai noodles recipe makes this world-famous noodle dish a cinch to make. Based on pad Thai dishes I enjoyed in southern Thailand, this recipe does not use tamarind but relies instead of lime juice and a little rice vinegar to bring about the sweet-sour taste combination we know as pad Thai sauce. Originally, pad Thai was made in just this way - without tamarind - and versions of this original formula can still be found in various parts of Thailand. If you're living in an area where Asian ingredients are difficult to find, this [tamarind-free] recipe might just make your day. ENJOY!
Learn more about tamarind paste - what it is, where to buy it, how to cook with it, even how to make it yourself, plus substitutions for tamarind if you can't find it where you live. Tamarind is an exotic fruit that grows all over Asia. Thai and many other Southeast-Asian cuisines use it, as well as Indian cuisine. You can make tamarind paste yourself (see below how to do it), but it's easier to buy the ready-made paste. It keeps well in the refrigerator, and lasts forever. I hope this article answers all your questions about tamarind paste. Enjoy!
Try this Easy Thai Sweet Chili Sauce recipe - it's super-easy to make and tastes better than the store-bought version. You can adjust the spice level to suit your taste, as well as the sweetness-sourness balance. Thai sweet chili sauce makes a superb condiment for many Thai dishes - excellent with chicken and fish/seafood! Also wonderful as a marinade for grilling, or as a dip for finger foods (try it with chicken wings or spring rolls!). ENJOY!
This green papaya salad, also known as
For authentic flavor, try this Easy Satay Sauce recipe! While most Western versions of satay sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference! The sauce can be used for a variety of purposes, from a dip for chicken or beef satay, to an Asian salad dressing or a dip for fresh rolls. Or use it to make a yummy cold noodle salad or as a marinade for grilled chicken or tofu. A very easy and versatile peanut sauce recipe you'll just love.
Papayas come in various shapes and sizes. Here are some tips on selecting papayas, as well as nutritional information for this fruit.
Pad Thai sauce is very easy to make, and this pad thai sauce recipe will tell you how to do it. Pad Thai noodles are becoming very popular around the world, and can easily be made at home if you have the right ingredients. The key to good pad thai sauce is tamarind. Tamarind is a kind of tropical fruit that comes in pods. For pad thai sauce, the best way to buy tamarind is in a jar as a paste (available at Asian or Indian food stores).
Great as a side dish, or make it into the main course by adding tofu, wheat gluten, cashews, shrimp or slices of chicken.
Aside from being one of the most popular soups in the world, Tom Yum Soup has many health benefits, due its potent combination of herbs and spices. In fact, this Thai soup is currently under scientific study, as it appears to have immune-boosting power as a natural remedy for cold and flu viruses. In my version of the recipe, I've added coconut milk (
This recipe for Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimp is authentic, easy, and so very delicious. Aside from getting the sauce right, the secret to great pad thai is all in the noodles and how you cook them. But not to worry - you'll find great tips in this recipe for getting them just right. ENJOY!
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!
Thai green curry paste is surprisingly easy to make! Added to chicken or other meats, as well as seafood, noodles, vegetables, tofu, or wheat gluten, this paste will create sumptuous curries. Easily make a sumptuous curry chicken using this recipe, plus a wide range of other Thai dishes that are certain to please. Use right away, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and use it as you need it. Much better-tasting than store-bought curry pastes - and much healthier too!
This simple eggplant recipe is aromatic and flavorful, and the generous amounts of fresh garlic make it extra healthy. This eggplant recipe makes a terrific side dish that can also be made vegetarian. It also works with any type of eggplant - whatever is fresh and available where you live. You can also adjust the spice level in this eggplant recipe, taking it anywhere from mild to spicy hot, according to your liking. ENJOY!
Find out the real difference between Thai curries: red, yellow, and green. The ingredients in these curries varies according to the particular chef preparing them, although traditionally there was very little difference between them. Read on to find out more!
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!
You asked for a one-page printable version of my step-by-step Green Mango Salad recipe, so here it is! This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. And as a bonus, it's very healthy, plus low in calories and fat. Enjoy it as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu if you are vegetarian. Any way you toss it, this healthy salad will be sure to win rave reviews from all your culinary fans!
Thai panang curry can be made with either beef or chicken, according to your preference. Panang curry (also spelled 'Penang' like the northern Malaysian state) carries with it flavors and aromas of distant places - you'll find references to Malaysia, India, and Burma. With its homemade combination of spices and fresh herbs, this Panang Curry Chicken is super delicious and easily made from scratch. ENJOY!
Coconut Rice makes a deliciously easy side dish that can be served with a variety of dishes such as curries, stir-fried vegetables, plus fish and seafood mains. This easy coconut rice recipe is made in a rice cooker (for coconut rice made in a pot on your stove, see link within this recipe). All you need is some rice, coconut milk, water and salt! This coconut rice recipe also pairs beautifully with Indian food dishes. ENJOY!
An authentic Pad Thai recipe for real vegetarian Thai food lovers, or those who want a lighter noodle dish without the meat. This Pad Thai recipe does offer adequate protein in the form of eggs (vegans can omit this ingredient), and ground nuts. Plus, because it's made with rice noodles, Pad Thai is a gluten free recipe. Although vegetables are not strictly part of traditional Pad Thai, I've added a little bok choy to make this dish even more nutritious. Try it - you'll love it!
An authentic Thai Green Curry Recipe for the vegetarian palate. All the authentic trimmings - lemongrass, coriander seeds, green chillies, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk - without the meat, but with meat substitutes - wheat gluten or tofu, take your pick. You can also make this curry gluten free. Any way you cook it, this is such a real and tasty Thai meal, you'll tend to forget how healthy it is!
Lemongrass is an essential ingredient in Thai cooking. Thai lemon grass is easy to buy and use once you learn a few tips. Find out how to purchase lemongrass, and how to prepare it for use in Thai food. Learn how to add lemongrass to your recipes, and even how to grow it in your garden with this one-page lemongrass primer.
If you like fried rice, but have been disappointed with homemade fried rice recipes, try this recipe! Pineapple Fried Rice is the signature dish of Thailand, normally served in a carved-out pineapple. The next time you host a party, impress your guests to no end by serving this tropical-looking (and tasting) fried rice. It isn't difficult to make - in fact, this easy Thai recipe will have you cooking and enjoying this pineapple fried rice in no time!
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!
What is fish sauce and where do you buy it? How do you cook with fish sauce, and is there a vegetarian substitution? Find out the answers to these questions (and more), and learn how to use this most basic of Thai ingredients in your cooking. Personally, once I discovered fish sauce, I started using it in nearly every instance in place of salt. Worried about salt intake? Find out how to use fish sauce but still keep your sodium levels at bay. Read on...!
Lemongrass is a wonderful herb used for all kinds of Thai recipes and in Southeast-Asian cooking in general. Find out how to buy and cook with lemongrass with simple step-by-step guide to cooking with lemongrass. It will teach you how to choose, prepare, and process lemongrass - all you need to do then is add it to your recipe. Thai lemon grass is easy to use once you know how, so check out this step-by-step lemon grass guide!
While most Western versions of peanut sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai peanut sauce recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference! At the same time, it's super easy and quick to make. This peanut sauce can be used for a variety of purposes, from a dip for veggies to a sauce for chicken or beef satay. Or use it to make a yummy cold noodle salad. A very easy and delicious peanut sauce recipe!
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!
Did you know you can cook sticky rice in your rice cooker with delicious results? Cooking sticky rice in your rice cooker cuts down on all the steps involved, and is so quick and easy to make, you'll find yourself enjoying sticky rice more often. As you know, sticky rice is excellent served with stir-fries, curries, or any dishes with a delicious sauce (with the sticky rice both absorbing and complementing it). Give it a try!
This simple Thai chicken soup has that distinctive Thai flavor - a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the winter, when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off the cold or flu. Tom Ka Kai can either be served as an appetizer or as the star player (noodles can be added if you're planning to make this soup as a main entree). So sip, slurp, and enjoy!
Thai sticky rice is also known as
If you've enjoyed Thai Basil Chicken at your local Thai/Asian restaurants and eateries, try this wonderful homemade recipe! Once all your fresh ingredients are ready, this dish cooks up in just minutes. Basil chicken is one of the most popular Thai dishes, both in Thailand and here in North America, offering spicy flavors that mingle beautifully with the fresh taste of savory basil. ENJOY!
Get light and fresh with these Best Thai Salad Recipes! These salad recipes are healthy, tasty, and refreshingly different. Bursting with flavor and texture, Thai salads are a culinary delight in every bite. Find everything from chicken salad to pasta and fruit salad, as well as classic green Thai salads. Many are vegetarian, or have vegetarian substitutes. Plus, they're low-fat and low-carb. Try them all - you won't believe your taste-buds!
Try these best-of-the-best noodle recipes! Thai noodles are some of the most popular in the world, and when you taste them, you'll know why. Find classic Pad Thai recipes, quick & easy noodle dishes, as well as numerous recipes for delicious rice noodles (gluten-free). And if you're vegetarian, you'll also find vegetarian noodle recipes - it's all here, and it's all noodle delicious!
This Chicken Pad Thai recipe will
These delicious stir-fried noodles are made Thai-style with a flavorful combination of garlic, coriander, white pepper, lime juice, and soy sauce/fish sauce. Vegetables are included, and they can be made vegetarian/vegan, or simply add your choice of protein source (chicken, tofu, or shrimp are delicious options). Note that although most Thai noodle dishes are made with rice noodles, there are various Chinese-inspired Thai noodle dishes made with wheat or egg noodles, as in this recipe.
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!
From world-famous Tom Yum soup to chicken noodle and vegetarian soups, here you'll find the right thai soup to soothe both body and soul. Thai soups are among the tastiest in the world, and also some of the healthiest, helping to keep you energized while fighting off those nasty cold & flu bugs. Delicious to serve company, or for a wonderfully warming meal any night of the week.
This spring roll recipe can be made vegetarian with tofu, or with baby shrimp if you prefer. Brimming with vegetables and lots of flavor, these spring rolls make a great appetizer or party food. And they're surprisingly easy to make. Get some help from your children or guests with the rolling, and you'll be crunching on these delicious spring rolls in no time. As a bonus, this spring roll recipe is also fresher and healthier than the spring rolls you'll find in most restaurants. ENJOY!
This easy rice noodle recipe starts with very thin rice noodles (called vermicelli
This spicy Thai Seafood Soup is authentic and incredible tasting - you'll love the combination of shrimp and/or seafood together with lemongrass, coconut milk, and lime. This soup soothes and uplifts the spirit as well as the body. In Thailand, Tom Yum Talay is known for its health benefits and is the Thai equivalent of chicken noodle soup when you're feeling ill. It's also remarkably easy to make once you have the ingredients. And if you have any trouble finding these ingredients, don't be put off making it - just try my recommended substitutions and it will still turn out great! ENJOY!
While fresh whole fish is usually grilled outdoors in Thailand, here in North America we often have to come up with alternate cooking methods owing to weather conditions. To accommodate both indoor and outdoor methods, here's a fish recipe that can either be baked/broiled indoors, OR barbecued outside. Either way, this fish is spectacular looking AND tasting! A variety of fish can be used in this recipe, including red snapper, gray mullet, rainbow trout, tilapia, etc. ENJOY!
This Thai cucumber salad recipe is EASY to make and brimming with the quintessential tastes of Thai cooking! And it takes only 10 minutes to prepare! It's also one of my all-time favorite salads of any and all cuisines. Serve this unique and healthy salad as a side dish at dinner, or as a light and tasty lunch or snack. Also a great salad recipe for a party, BBQ, picnic, or potluck party, since it can be made as you're going out the door!
These Thai recipes are easy to make, and what's more they taste amazing. Most Thai food is complicated to put together, but there is such a thing as easy everyday Thai recipes that you can make ever on week nights. Take a look and see the great dishes you can whip in no time at all. Enjoy!
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!
This delicious Thai Coconut Curry Chicken is easy to make and oh so tasty. Based on Thai street coconut curries, this recipe includes potatoes, a common ingredient in street curries, but other vegetables can be added as well according to your preference (zucchini and green beans are two good ones). ENJOY!
This authentic Thai green curry recipe is easy to make and tastes like it came from your favorite Thai restaurant! Unlike most green curry recipes, this one doesn't call for packaged curry paste - instead, everything is made fresh, resulting in the best possible taste and greatest health benefits. Just follow these easy directions to a great Thai green curry you'll want to make again and again!
This classic Thai pineapple fried rice recipe is real vegetarian Thai food. Make this easy fried rice at home - it's as good or better than take-out fried rice! Thai jasmine rice is fried up with chunks of pineapple, plus cashews, peas, and currents with a curry-flavored broth. Includes cooking tips to create perfect fried rice everytime. Proof that vegetarian thai cooking is anything but boring. Mmmm - heavenly!
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!
Try these delicious Thai chicken recipes! Whether you want to bake, grill, roast, BBQ, or stir-fry your chicken, you'll find these these Thai recipes ultra flavorful and healthy too. Give one a try!
Links to chicken curry recipes from classic yellow curry to green curry and red curry. Page 1 of 2.
Pad Thai is now one of the world's favorite noodle dishes, and luckily it's easy to make at home with these delicious Pad Thai recipes. Choose from chicken pad thai to shrimp or vegetarian pad thai - all these pad thai noodles are chewy-sticky wonderful!
This Thai recipe for Mango Chicken is healthy and certain to please everyone's taste. Slices of flour-dusted chicken are pan fried, then simmered in a tangy mango sauce made with fresh mangos (if mangos are out of season, canned may be substituted). Since this recipe is a little labor intensive (though well worth the effort), I'm including a quick & easy version for the busy cook. Make this dish for your friends or family - they won't be able to thank you enough!
Soup to boost your immune system? That's right! Tom Yum soup is currently under study for its ability
Tom Yum Kung is the most famous of all Thai soup recipes. If you want authentic Tom Yum Kung soup (without coconut milk), this is the one! Featuring all four of the famous Thai spices - salty, sour, sweet and spicy - this Tom Yum Kung recipe provides a pungent and zesty feast of flavors with every slurp. An excellent remedy for a cold or flu bug, this spicy Thai soup will instantly clear your sinuses and warm you up. It's also highly nutritious and is sure to impress at any dinner party. ENJOY!
Thai Cashew Chicken is one of many stir fry recipes that came to Thailand via the Chinese. Very popular in Thai restaurants, this famous chicken stir fry recipe is made with lean chicken breast, shiitake mushrooms, plus suey choy, bok choy, or other Chinese greens. Cashew chicken is a simple stir fry recipe that is easy to make, plus healthy and delicious. Enjoy it with Thai jasmine-scented rice or Thai sticky rice (see recipe link below) for a nutritious and satisfying meal.
This Thai yellow curry chicken recipe is so fast and easy to make, you won't believe how good it tastes! Just follow my homemade step-by-step recipe (with pictures) for some deliciously healthy Thai food, and a fabulous curry you'll want to make again. Adjust the chili content to make it as spicy or mild as you like - either way, it will turn out very tasty. Great to serve guests or take to a party - a classic yellow chicken curry dish everyone will love!
This Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry is healthy and colorful with robust flavors that are easy to stir up. Along with the broccoli, you can add red bell pepper or, for those who like it spicy, extra red chili peppers. The stir fry sauce is simple to make but complex in taste, making for a lively taste combination when fried up together with the beef and vegetables. Just serve this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with rice and you have a complete meal that also makes for delcious leftovers. ENJOY!
Although you can buy the famous Thai chili sauce
This curry powder recipe makes one of the best curry powders I've ever tried. It's also fun to put together, and can make a wonderful gift once it's dressed up in a pretty bottle. This curry powder makes superior tasting curry and is much healthier than store-bought curry powders, which tend to have 'fillers' such as cornstarch and flour, as well as preservatives (almost never mentioned on the packet). You'll need a coffee grinder or pestle& mortar to grind it up, or see the recipe for a 'quick & easy' version.
This recipe for Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimp is authentic, easy, and so scrumptious! It's based on pad Thai dishes I had in Thailand as well as in some of the best Thai restaurants here in North America. The pad Thai sauce is quick and simple to put together, so don't be tempted to buy bottled or packaged pad Thai sauce (which never tastes as good as fresh). Aside from getting the sauce right, the secret to great pad thai is all in the noodles and how you cook them. But not to worry - you'll find great tips in this recipe for getting them just right. ENJOY!
Most vegetable stir-fries are a tad on the boring side, but not this one! This dish sings with so much flavor, you'll forget all about its amazing health benefits (plus it's vegetarian and vegan too!). 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!
Thai yellow curry paste is so versatile, you'll want to try it with a variety of meat, seafood, noodle and soup recipes. This fragrant yellow curry paste makes Thai food easy to cook, and quick as well, especially if you make the paste ahead of time and keep it on hand in the refrigerator.
These Chinese-style steamed dumplings are easy to make and dim sum delicious! They are easily put together using wonton wraps which can be purchased at most supermarkets, or found fresh or frozen at your local Asian food store. In Thailand, the influence of Chinese food and culture can be found at every turn, and Chinese dumplings like these are sold in Bangkok and other cities. I actually like these dumplings better than a lot of Chinese recipes which tend to be more bland. Give them a try!
This mango pudding is one of the best I've tried. What makes it extra good is the fact that it is made with coconut milk instead of whipping cream or evaporated milk. Unlike dairy products, coconut milk brings out and enhances the taste of the mango, plus adds that touch of richness you're looking for in a pudding. There's another benefit too: it's healthier for you (lactose free, plus it provides healthy fats). And this Thai recipe for mango pudding is really easy to make - give it a try!
Here's a dessert recipe that's quick & easy, healthy, gluten-free and vegan, and yummy too! When buying tapioca, I like the 'seed' tapioca found in the baking aisle of most regular supermarkets. You can also buy 'pearl tapioca' at any Asian grocery store. Tapioca comes from the cassava plant and is a root vegetable. It grows in the ground and is nutritious enough that many Southeast-Asians lived on it during WWII when food was scarce. It contains folate (one of the important B vitamins, good for pregnant woman), and also small amounts of healthy fatty acids. Here's to tapioca, and your health!
Find out more about mango fruit! How do you choose a mango, and how do you know if it's ripe? How do you go about cutting a mango? And how do you eat it? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions about mangos, you can easily find the answers by checking out this All About Mangos: How to Cut a Mango guide (with pictures). Mango makes a wonderful snack and also a great addition to fruit salads - juicy, tropical tasting, and nutritious.
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!
Try this fantastic Thai chicken noodle soup recipe! If you like chicken noodle soup, you'll love this fragrant, flavorful & slightly creamy version of a universal classic. Made with rice noodles instead of wheat, this chicken soup recipe is lighter in calories and also much healthier than your typical chicken noodle soup (gluten-free too!). Great if you're fighting off a cold or flu bug, or anytime you want a bowl of comfort - whether for the body or the soul. Enjoy!
If you're a fan of authentic Thai street food, you must try this wonderful Thai Basil Pork Stir Fry. It's classic Thai at its tastiest. Usually it is made with ground pork, but nearly any type of pork can be used (for my recipe, I used pork loin cut into thin strips), or substitute chicken which is equally delicious. Serve this pork stir fry with plenty of plain rice to balance its powerful Thai flavors, acccompany with a cold lager, and you'll soon be in Thai food heaven!
If you're looking for a delicious brown rice recipe, try this wonderful Coconut Brown Rice recipe! Coconut rice is a favorite side dish that works well with a number of different mains, including Thai and Indian as well as Western dishes. Normally brown rice tastes a bit too
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 authentic beef satay recipe will blow you away with its abundant flavor and tenderness! The secret to good satay is all in the marinade, and this satay marinade is simply the best (passed down through my husband's family to Thailand and Malaysia over many generations). This aromatic marinade features a special blend of fresh herbs and spices, yet it's very easy to make. Cook your satay on an outdoor grill or in the oven - either way it's simply fantastic!
This Thai iced coffee recipe is made the traditional Thai way and is surprisingly EASY to do! It's a great way to use up leftover coffee from breakfast, but you can also use fresh coffee - even instant coffee turns out delicious. The key to Thai iced coffee is to use only sweetened condensed milk. This is what gives the drink its richness - at the same time, it also means Thai iced coffee is lower in fat content than regular iced coffee. ENJOY!
Find all of my most popular Thai curry recipes in one place, including green, red, and yellow curry recipes. All of these Thai curry recipes are made from scratch (no need for store-bought curry pastes here), so every curry tastes zingingly fresh. They're also healthier than store-bought curry sauces and pastes. So go ahead - check out my Top Thai Curries, and get cooking! (Includes vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free curries too.)
Delicious Stir Fry Recipes from the Thai kitchen! Try one of these fabulous stir-fries, from chicken stir fry to vegetable and shrimp stir fry - all the best ones are right here! Great if you're looking for a quick and easy dinner idea during the week, or on those lazy weekend evenings when you have better things to do than spend hours in the kitchen. All of these recipes are extremely healthy in addition to being scrumptiously good. Enjoy!
Golden Mountain Sauce is often thought to be a secret Thai ingredient, at least here in North America (in Thailand, it is used too frequently to be a secret). One of the good things about this sauce is that it is fine for vegetarians (it even contains healthy plant protein!). Find out more about the ingredients of this mysterious Thai sauce, and learn how to use it to create Thai dishes that taste like they came from your favorite Thai restuarant.
This beautiful Thai fruit salad recipe is a taste of paradise. Tropical fruit - or a mixture of tropical and local fruit - is simply tossed together in a sweet coconut-lime fruit salad dressing that enhances but never overwhelms the luscious taste of the fresh fruit. Choose your own combination of fruit for this easy fresh fruit salad. And if you wish to serve your fruit salad in a pineapple boat, as pictured here, just follow the link below for easy instructions.
This pan-seared salmon recipe is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Fillets of marinated salmon are pan-fried, searing in the flavors and omega-3 goodness of the fish. The salmon is then served with a tangy Thai lemongrass-honey sauce that marries perfectly with salmon's naturally robust flavor. A healthy, low-fat, and extremely delicious salmon recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes. A great fish recipe for an everyday dinner entree that even your kids will enjoy.
For a refreshing change of pace, why not create some Thai finger foods for your next party or family gathering? Thai is now the most popular of all world cuisines, and for good reason. Your guests will be impressed by the fragrance, flavors, and variety of textures that combine to create a taste explosion with every biteful of these Thai party food recipes.
Tom Yum Thai Spicy Soup Recipe with a vegetarian twist. Tom Yum Soup is currently under study for its ability to boost the immune system and help fight off cold and flu viruses. This vegetarian version is easy to make, and just as healthy (if not more so!) than the original recipe. Make this easy soup today as an appetizer, for lunch, or as a nutritionally complete dinner. You'll love how it warms you up from the inside!
Find out more about shrimp paste, which is a common Thai and Southeast-Asian cooking ingredient: where to buy it, how to cook with it, and learn about substitutions for those who are vegetarian or who don't like the fishy smell of shrimp paste. Also learn more about health issues and the calorie content of fish sauce.
Pad See Ew is a Thai noodle dish that is made with broad, flat rice noodles, also known as
The confluence of food and culture is significant in Thailand as it affects what and how Thai people dine. The spices, seasonings, types of dishes and way of eating are all reflected in the very nature of the Thais. If you're planning to travel to Thailand, or just want to take a
This Yellow Rice Recipe is simple to make and super delicious! It turns out beautifully golden and very fragrant. Thai jasmine rice or Indian Basmati work well, or any long-grain white rice. Tomatoes work well in this dish, as do peas and red pepper. Yellow rice can be found across a number of cultures, including Thailand and India, and is a wonderful companion for curry as well as seafood, fish, and even chicken. Also makes a nice side dish to almost any meal.
This Thai Tom Yum paste is more than a just a soup base. Did you know that Tom Yum paste makes an exquisite marinade for all types of fish and seafood? Just saturate your fish fillet or steak - or your shellfish (such as shrimp/prawns or scallops) with this wonderful paste, then either pan-fry or grill for a dish that sings with true Thai taste! As a bonus, my tom yum paste recipe is easy to make - just whip it up in your mini food-chopper or food processor. ENJOY!
Try this fantastically easy recipe for Mango Sorbet! Quick and simple to make, and there's no stove involved. You'll need only a blender or food processor to make this deliciously-mango tasting mango sortet! Makes a beautiful dessert to serve company, or scoop it up and put it in an ice cream cone (as pictured). Because it's not cooked, the mango fruit retains its distinctive mango flavor, making this mango sorbet one of the best I've ever tried. ENJOY!
Pomelo Salad is one of the most famous of all Thai salads, and a favorite among the Thai people. Pomelo is similar to grapefuit, but much larger and slightly sweeter. Pomelos are very large, with much of their bulk taken up by the thick skin. Smaller pomelos are grown in Mexico, and these look similar to grapefruit, varying in color from green to pink/coral (they also grow the larger green ones). If you don't have access to an Asian market, grapefruit can easily be substituted for equally delicious results.
This Tom Yum Gai (Thai Chicken Soup) is simple to make and incredibly tasty! And it's even healthier than Western-style chicken soups owing to the potent mix of herbs and spices that add so much flavor and richness to the broth. It's also a very versatile soup in that nearly any type of vegetable can be added that you like - or throw in some noodles and you have a wonderful Thai-style chicken noodle soup. Well known for its soothing warmth as well as its incredible health benefits, this soup is bound to wisk away any cold or flu symtoms and leave you feeling both soothed and energized. ENJOY!
Fried bananas are a popular dessert and snack food in Thailand and throughout Southeast-Asia. The dish is more often known as 'Goreng Pisang' in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and surrounding countries. It's difficult to make fried bananas as good as those sold by street food vendors in these countries - that said, I've been working on this recipe for awhile now, and think it's pretty good. Even my Thai and Singaporean family members have given it their stamp of approval! Enjoy!
This comforting Thai tofu soup recipe is a great natural remedy if you're suffering from a cold or flu bug - or simply want to warm up on a cold day. It's also a good way to get your greens, with broccoli, Chinese cabbage, carrots, and fresh basil added to a mound of thin gluten-free rice noodles. Combined with vegetable broth, lemongrass, and coconut milk, this quick and easy tofu soup is a cup of warm comfort on a cool fall or winter day. ENJOY!
This fresh spring Rolls recipe is easy to put together, and can also be made vegetarian (see instructions). Makes a great finger food for parties and potlucks, or serve Thai fresh rolls as an appetizer or part of a main course (perfect with a Thai salad!). Fresh Rolls are also nice
Find out how to make perfect white rice in a pot on your stove - it's easy and will turn out perfectly with this simple step-by-step recipe! With this method, you get nicely cooked rice that tastes like it was steamed. Just follow the pictures to wonderful slightly sticky white rice that can be made in just 20 minutes or less. Includes lots of tips so you'll get your rice tasting just right. ENJOY! Page 1 of 8.
This Easy Curry Recipe is made with curry powder for fast and delicious results! This is a classic curry chicken dish that will please all tastes, whether you prefer Indian or Southeast-Asian style curry. Add your own choice of additional vegetables (green beans, eggplant, and/or tomato work well), and you can also choose your preferred cooking method - either stovetop or in the oven. Any way you cook it, this easy curry is bound to please even the toughest curry critic at your table. ENJOY!
This fish recipe can be made outdoors on the barbecue, or you can pan-fry the fish indoors (or grill
These Thai rice recipes include everything from delicious fried rice to savory coconut rice, sticky rice, even rice salad! Colourful and fragrant, these Thai rice recipes are sure to please your taste-buds and your senses. Serve as a side dish or the main event - either way they'll make any meal especially delicious. ENJOY!
This Thai Massaman Beef Curry Recipe is sumptuous and very flavorful! It's a homemade recipe with no need for any store-bought curry paste or powder. The ingredients list may seem long, but the sauce is quite easy to make - just toss all sauce ingredients into the pot as you prepare them, simmering together with the beef (or lamb, if you prefer). In this recipe I have chosen to pre-boil the meat for more tender results, but you can easily take a short-step here. ENJOY!
These Thai recipes are both authentic and easy to make, with step-by-step instructions and ingredients which are readily found in North America and throughout the world. This simple index will help you find the Thai food recipe you're looking for. Navigate your way through the Thai Food site by exploring the various headings, just like looking in a cookbook. Enjoy cooking Thai food at home with my authentic and clearly-written recipes. Print out the ones you like, and keep them close at hand for easy reference. Enjoy!
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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 easy chicken stir fry recipe is quick to make and tastes better than take-out! It's also extremely healthy. Strips of chicken breast or thigh are stir-fried together with mushrooms, bell pepper, and snow peas in a delicious Thai stir fry sauce. Or add your own choice of vegetables, depending on what you have in your refrigerator (broccoli, carrots, and celery also work well). This chicken stir fry makes a quick and delicious dinner - just serve with rice and you're done!
Try these easy dessert recipes! Here you'll find a collection of easy dessert recipes that are also very delicious. Thai desserts are exotic and tropical, plus healthy and lower in fat and calories than most Western-style desserts. Many make use of fresh fruit, and most are also gluten free dessert recipes. ENJOY!
Looking for a Thai sauce to slather over your favorite entree? Try this tangy Thai sauce recipe! Great over chicken, pork, fish, seafood, or even tofu, this Thai sauce also makes an incredible marinade and dipping sauce. A balance of spicy, sweet, and sour, with a touch of saltiness, this Thai sauce imbues foods with loads of flavor without adding a lot of calories. Also wonderful as a marinade/sauce for grilling. ENJOY!
This coconut cake is made with coconut milk and shredded coconut for the ultimate coconut-ty taste! In Thailand, all the top hotels make their coconut cake with freshly-squeezed coconut milk from the local market. Here I've replicated the idea using coconut milk and shredded coconut. It has literally taken me years of trial and error to get this recipe right. I'm sure you'll love it as much as we do.
This simple Thai version of calamari is crisp and delicious - especially when dipped in my special Thai coconut dip. This dish makes a great appetizer or party food recipe, or serve it with a Thai salad and you have a complete meal. As this recipe will demonstrate, fried calamari needn't be as difficult as it sounds - simply cut the squid into rings, dip the rings into a simple flour mixture, and fry. Mmmm.... easy and delicious!
These fantastic Thai barbecue recipes are fragrant and bursting with flavor! As a bonus, many of these recipes can be made in your oven or on top of your stove - great for days when the weather doesn't cooperate. You'll love the chicken satay recipe, plus find recipes for grilled fish and salmon, bbq chicken, prawn skewers, grilled steak and ribs, grilled vegetables, even grilled dessert. Enjoy!
This Mango Sauce/Dip is very easy to make, and wonderful tasting. A little coconut milk helps enhance the mango flavor and create a very tropical tasting sauce. Use it as a dip for cooked shrimp (great with coconut shrimp!), or whatever appetizers you happen to be serving up. You can also use this mango sauce in stir-fries, such as mango chicken or shrimp stir fry. ENJOY!
Thai green curry is one of the most famous curry recipes in the world. Learn how to cook Green Curry with this easy and delicious recipe. This Thai Green Curry Chicken is authentic and oh-so-tasty, plus it's easily made from scratch - no need for a store-bought curry paste! Just toss all the sauce ingredients into your food processor, chopper, or blender - or mix by hand. It's so fantastic-tasting, you'll want to make this Thai Green Chicken Curry recipe part of your weekly Thai food menu!
Try these Thai Vegetarian Dumplings made with a delicious shiitake mushroom-tofu-ginger filling. My husband and his daughter couldn't believe these dumplings were vegetarian - they tasted so much like the dumplings he orders at his favorite Chinese dim sum place! The dumpling filling is quickly made, then just wrap and steam. Serve with soy and/or chili sauce (or other optional sauces listed), and ENJOY!
Learn how to prepare and wrap fresh rolls from dried rice wrappers or 'rice paper' (as these wrappers are known in Asia). Page 2.
This Thai Rice Noodle Salad is fresh and flavorful, and it's simple to make too. It features vermicelli rice noodles (available at any supermarket) and lots of fresh summer vegetables - feel free to add or substitute depending on what's available at your local market. You also have the option of tossing in cooked baby shrimp or tofu for vegetarians. Rice noodles are so much lighter in texture and calories than pasta noodles and yet they're just as fun and satisfying to eat. This healthy dish will prove a big hit at your next potluck, picnic, BBQ, or dinner party - makes a great summertime salad, lunch, snack, or side dish that's low in fat but high in flavor. ENJOY!
For a delicious Thai dessert recipe, look no further than this fantastic list of Thai desserts! Asian desserts are naturally low in fat and calories while remaining high in flavor, texture, and taste. Many of these Thai desserts are also lactose and gluten free, so perfect for those with special diet requirements. Looking for an easy dessert recipe? You'll find a variety of easy desserts here that you can whip up in no time. Enjoy one of these colorful and flavorful Thai desserts tonight!
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!
Massaman curry hails from the south of Thailand. Similar to Malaysian curries, and with some similarities to Indian cury, Thai Massaman curry has an abundance of warm spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. With lemongrass, fish sauce, and other classic Thai ingredients added, this curry paste is brimming with all the flavor and richness of Asian cuisines. Use it to make a wonderful curry chicken, or vegetarian curry by adding wheat gluten or tofu plus lots of vegetables. Enjoy!
The first of three pages in a collection that ranges from grilled fish to baked fish, from salmon recipes to halibut recipes. Whether you're frying, baking, or barbecuing, you'll find the perfect fish recipe right here!
This is an authentic vegetarian Thai Green Curry recipe that's simple to make from scratch, no packaged curry paste required.
This egg roll recipe is crunchy-munchie delicious, plus fun and easy to make! The egg roll filling is made up of lots of crisp vegetables plus a little egg, which makes them healthier plus a great choice for vegetarian Thai food fans (vegan instructions also included)! Excellent as an appetizer or as part of a complete meal - just pair these egg rolls with a Thai salad or noodle dish. ENJOY!
This mango cake recipe is so fresh, fluffy and delicious, plus it's simple and fun to make. Great for serving guests, this cake is a little like strawberry shortbread except with the exotic taste of mango. The mango can be purchased fresh or you can use canned mango (see the Asian section or canned fruit section of your local supermarket), depending on what is ripe and sweet in your area. This is the perfect summer cake for a picnic, potluck or any kind of get-together, and everyone will be sure to love you for making it. ENJOY!
Most Thai recipes are a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, and this stir fry recipe is the epitome of this delectable description, although you can choose to make the dish mild (without chilies) and it will still be darkly wonderful and rich-tasting. Featuring plenty of fresh shiitake mushrooms, this savory chicken stir fry recipe will satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Tamarind is what gives this chicken stir fry its special flavor and depth. ENJOY!
Indonesian food has always been influential in Thai cooking. One of the more popular Indonesians dishes throughout Southeast Asia is Rendang Chicken Curry. Rendang is considered a
This easy Thai tossed green salad recipe can be put together in a matter of minutes. Salad makes a wonderfully cooling side dish to spicy Thai curries and other Thai recipes, but is equally excellent with everyday meals. This tossed salad includes a very simple salad dressing recipe that's deliciously creamy but also low in fat and calories. Tip: Double the salad dressing recipe and keep any extra in the refrigerator for a quick tossed salad anytime!
This Thai Lemongrass Chicken recipe is fragrant and moist, and imbued with the flavors of lemon and lime. Learn how to make lemongrass chicken roasted in the oven (either half a chicken, or a whole chicken). It is delicious as is, or serve it together with my sweet lime sauce for a delectable Thai treat your family and friends (including the kids) will absolutely love. Chicken and lemongrass make a wonderful combination, and you'll find roasted chicken never tasted so tender!
Try this easy Thai noodle recipe made with fresh herbs. It's quick and simple to make, and super-tasty! Good both for the vegetarian Thai food lover, or just add shrimp for those who like seafood. Excellent for both lunch and supper, you'll want to make this noodle recipe part of your everyday Thai food menu.
Using Pandan leaves in Thai Cooking. What are pandan leaves, and how do you cook with them? Find out with this Thai definition.
This chicken stir-fry is my favorite! Like most Thai stir-fry recipes, it cooks up really quickly once you have all the ingredients ready. This recipe features the flavor of lime - both lime juice and lime leaf. Lime leaves are an essential part of this stir-fry, so don't skimp on them. You can buy kaffir lime leaves at most Asian/Chinese food stores - look for them in frozen packets. This chicken stir fry recipe also includes vegetables, so you get everything you need in one dish. ENJOY!
Make crispy noodles at home with this simple recipe - great as a topping for lettuce wraps, stir-fries, salads, soups, and more! These crispy noodles are made with rice noodles, but you can easily use the same technique to make crispy chow mein noodles as well. ENJOY!
This Thai chicken satay can be made in your oven or on the grill, depending upon your weather and cooking preference, and is served with a peanut sauce.
This simple Grilled Calamari recipe has a spicy salt and pepper flavoring (also known as
This Thai pork satay recipe is easy to make and the satay can either be oven-broiled or grilled on your barbecue. Pork satay is a popular street food in Thailand, where it is eaten as an appetizer, snack, or main course dish. Serve with my satay sauce which can be whipped up in just minutes. A great party dish, this satay recipe is simple to put together, and leftovers are easily reheated or frozen for your next satay craving. ENJOY!
You'll love this wonderful-tasting Thai baked fish! Slathered in a delicious basil-curry sauce, the fish is then wrapped in banana leaves (or tin foil/parchment paper) and baked in the oven. Coconut rice makes an excellent optional accompaniment (recipe included), or serve with regular rice or potatoes. Nearly any type of fish will work with this baked fish recipe, including salmon, red snapper, cod, sole, etc... An easy and healthy baked fish recipe that's also fun to make. Enjoy!!
Looking for a homemade ice cream that's easy to make? This recipe for homemade coconut ice cream is fantastically delicious, simple to make, and doesn't involve a lot of stirring once you've put it in the freezer. Creamy, smooth, and deliciously coconutty, you'll fall in love with this homemade ice cream with just one lick. Also healthier than most store-bought ice cream. Perfect for a summertime treat, or for a welcome dessert anytime of year. ENJOY!
Palm Sugar and Coconut Sugar are actually two different types of natural sugars used throughout Asia and sold in Asian food stores across North America. Learn more about these two sugars including health benefits, how to buy them, and how to use them in your cooking and sweetening.
Plan a complete and authentic Thai dinner party for your family or friends! Dinner parties can be loads of fun - not only to attend, but also to host - especially when they feature fresh new dishes and styles of cooking. Thai food is now one of the hottest new cuisines to hit North America, so why not try cooking up some of this fantastic food for your party? My dinner party menu includes fabulous Thai recipes and cooking tips to make your gathering the dinner party of the year!
Serve this tropical Thai dessert to guests, and you'll have friends for life! Everyday bananas are transformed into a heavenly delight - crispy on the outside, warm and melting on the inside. Best of all, this scrumptious dessert is easy and fun to make, whether you're cooking alone or with some friends. Enjoy these fried bananas hot from the pan, or add some ice cream or whipped cream and chocolate sauce for an extra special (and yummy) treat!
Easy Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe is scrumptious and brimming with taste, yet virtually fat-free. With this salad you get true Thai taste with very little effort - perfect for lazy summer days or when you want an easy side dish. This salad makes a wonderful accompaniment to nearly any main entree, and it can be made a few hours ahead of a dinner party or potluck - or just as easily when you're running out the door. ENJOY!
Pad See Ew is a popular Thai noodle dish made with flat, wide rice noodles stir-fried in soy sauce. This version of pad see ew calls for strips of chicken and Chinese-type greens (broccoli can be substituted). While this dish can be made with dried rice noodles, it's even better made with fresh rice noodles. Pad See Ew is becoming increasingly popular in North America and around the world, and it's easy to make at home. Try this straight-forward pad see ew recipe and enjoy Thai noodles at home!
Vegans unite! Vegetarianism is a growing trend in Thailand, and these dishes reveal just how tasty vegan Thai food can be. Included are many dishes which are also gluten-free, so no one has to miss out. These recipes are brimming with Thai taste and are also nutritionally balanced. Enjoy a real vegan Thai meal at home tonight!
This homemade Coconut Curry Chicken recipe is cooked entirely from scratch, yet is very easy to prepare. You won't find any curry powder in this recipe - that's because I'm using the original spices that go into curry powder (without the other additives you'll find in most commercial brands). And there's no need to make a separate curry paste either - the sauce is cooked up right in the pan for an easy, everyday curry perfect for both family and guests alike. ENJOY!
This Thai grilled lemongrass chicken is super-easy and so delicious. Lemongrass chicken is a famous dish throughout both Thailand and Vietnam - you can see it grilling over coals at roadside vendors and markets. You can use nearly any cut of chicken for this dish, from breast to thigh to drumlets and wings, and the marinade is simple to put together. Makes a superb summer dish for cookouts or just everyday eating. Serve it up with rice and sweet chili sauce on the side, and ENJOY!
Glass noodles are also known as cellophane or bean thread noodles and can be purchased at Asian food stores or perhaps even at your local supermarket. These wheat-free noodles are delicious fried up with your choice or chicken, pork, shrimp, or tofu and vegetables.
This Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp recipe is great if you're short on time, but what to cook up something special to serve as an appetizer or finger food. I've been disappointed with other baked coconut shrimp recipes, but this one really works. Excellent served with Thai sweet chili sauce (available in most supermarkets in the Asian section), or for an extra tropical treat, serve them with my Easy Mango Dip (see recipe). ENJOY!