Owing to its proximity to the sea and lengthy coastlines, Thailand’s cuisine has an abundance of seafood dishes. For versatility we have used a frozen seafood medley easily available in many supermarkets. The dressing can be made in advance and refrigerated until required.
A popular dish for a special occasion, this curry is quick to prepare because it is made with roasted duck. Unusual additions of sweet lychees and cherry tomatoes counteract the richness of the duck meat and curry gravy. Feel free to use pineapple instead of lychees if preferred.
This is a typical Thai dessert. Choose bananas that are not too ripe as they need to hold their shape after cooking. This simple dessert is traditionally eaten warm, and sometimes as a snack. Remember to treat coconut milk as you would fresh milk or cream and refrigerate any that is left over. The addition … Continued
This is a refreshing dish with a combination of contrasting flavours. Sam Rod literally means spicy, sweet and sour (three tastes). Do replace whole fish with fish steaks if preferred. If fish such as cod is used, we suggest it be pan fried instead.
Toey or Pandan leaves are used in many sweet and savoury dishes of Thailand and Southeast Asia. In this recipe, they are used to wrap up marinated chicken thighs and then deep fried. The leaves impart their wonderful aroma and flavour to the chicken resulting in a truly delightful starter. Traditionally, chicken thighs are used … Continued
Zingy, tangy, aromatic and delicious are all adjectives that have been used to describe this salad. The combination of birds eye chilli, mint, coriander and lime juice make for an explosion of flavours on the palate. Do serve this salad with medium or rare steak that has been finely sliced.
Used throughout Thailand, sweetcorn is a popular snack food. Quite often, vendors sell corn on the cob, cooked on their mobile grills. This recipe uses fish sauce but do leave this ingredient out if a vegetarian version is required.
With Indian influences this beef and potato curry was probably introduced to Thailand by travellers. The recipe traditionally contains peanuts, which peanuts can be omitted if required. Chicken can be substituted but the result of tender, flavourful beef that falls apart at the touch of a fork, is well worth the extra cooking time. Cook … Continued
Minced pork is used a lot in Thai cooking. This one uses minced pork but feel free to substitute mince beef or chicken if preferred. The finely chopped beans add crunch so do try and include them. Serve as a snack or as an appetiser.
Kha is the Thai word for galangal which is an ingredient in this dish. I recommend using chicken thighs for this recipe as they have better flavour. This soup, which has the consistency of a broth, may be eaten as a starter but in Thailand it is served with rice and other dishes as a … Continued