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Here it is – my special Thai Green Curry recipe – SO MANY of you have been waiting for it & I know you’ll make me proud by trying it out soon with chicken, prawns or tofu and some freshly steamed jasmine rice.. I’ve had my dinner already but man, I’m SO hungry just typing this!         PrepTime 20mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 40mins Ingredients: 1/2 kg or about 1lb skinless, boneless chicken – cut into [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always loved Thai food and I have my favs like Pineapple fried-rice, Chicken Satay, Drunken Noodles & above all – the red/yellow/green curries & this peanut-based red curry with coconut milk – SO smooth ‘n creamy!     Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 25-45 minutes, SERVES 3-4 (with rice)       Ingredients: 1lb chicken pieces OR cubed beef (vegetarians can use paneer/cottage-cheese cubes or fried tofu cubes) or shrimps 1-2 potatoes, chopped into bite-size chunks 1/2 green capsicum – [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 12 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A vibrant quick dish of shrimps, that’s light on the palette yet so rich in flavor!  Lemongrass adds to the lemony taste, while lime leaf and lime zest add that extra zing!     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 20mins       Ingredients: 1 lb. (460 g.) raw shrimp, shells removed (tails can be left on if desired) 2 shallots OR 1/4 cup purple onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped 1 fresh red [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 12 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A quick-n-easy, super-nutritious Thai veg Stir-fry, the way my Sis-in-Law, Venus makes it. Betch’ya gonna luv this!! PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 12mins           Ingredients: Use the vegetables you want – use your imagination; Venus used: 1. cauliflower- cut into little florets(not too small) 2.carrots – cut into slanting roundels 3. Peas 4 .Bell Peppers(capsicum) yellow & red – sliced long You can also use baby corn ( which takes longer to boil), some spring [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

A traditional Indonesian dish, bursting with flavors of chily, meat/shrimps, fried egg & a host of delightful spices, ready to start a riot in your mouth; A fab leftover-makeover if u have some leftover cooked rice & some meat/vegs/shrimps!)       PrepTime 20mins – Serves 5-6 – CookTime 20mins     Ingredients: 2 cups long-grain white rice 2 beaten eggs 2 dry thin red chilies 2 tsp sesame oil salt to taste a cup of boneless meat cut into [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This is probably my most fav Thai starter.. I LOVE love LOVE it & so I made it for a few friends for a BBQ last night & was blown away by how blown away they were! LOL.. So, here’s my special recipe, something I’m sure you all will replicate over & over again..   PrepTime 40mins – Serves 6 – CookTime 12mins     Ingredients: 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1″-wide strips 1 package wooden skewers For [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

An interesting, quick way to make a good Thai yellow curry – u gotta make a quick stop at ur local Asian/Oriental market for some key ingds or replace the paste ingds with a tbsp of ready yellow-curry paste.. U can make it with fine pieces of boneless chicken or shrimp too!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 20mins     Ingredients: For the sauce: 1-2 red/green chilies or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 small onion or [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Had this at Canton Bistro some days ago & decided to try it at home – its a quick chicken starter with a honey-lemony  twist & sesame crunch to it.   PrepTime 15mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins   Ingredients: 1 3-pound chicken cut into 10 medium size pieces 1/3 cup honey 2/3 cup sesame seed 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 cup melted margarine a pinch of ground garlic/ garlic pwd Freshly ground black pepper [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

So, u like Thai yellow curry.. & u like fried rice too – so why not fry & cook the rice in the yellow-curry base?? This is as tasty as creative!   PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 20mins.         Ingredients: 1.5 glasses white rice – washed & drained. 2 tbsp Thai yellow curry paste 1 onion – chopped 1″ stick cinnamon 3 cloves garlic – chopped 1 glass thick coconut milk 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This curry can be made in 2 ways – the South Indian Udipi style & the Thai style & you can replace pineapple with ripe mangoes & you can even add potatoes, prawns, tofu, chicken strips or assorted veggies like carrots, peas, etc – Mix-n-Match as u like in this FUN recipe!     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 20mins     Ingredients: Half medium sized pineapple cut into small cubes. 2 cups yoghurt/ curd 1.5 cups fresh [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 5 Comments READ FULL POST

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