|Thai this and Thai that
||[Dec. 30th, 2007|01:40 pm]
This community has been dead long enough. :)|
Give me your favorite Thai recipe.
And a favorite Thai recipe (or products) web site?
Since it's winter (here anyway), this is one of my favorite snowy day recipes. It's different than the standard restaurant version, but quite good. It's from David Thompson's excellent Thai Food.
Tom Yum Goong
10 large prawns (shrimp), peeled and deveined
pinch of salt
1 tbsp. fish sauce
3-7 birds eye chiles
2 stalks lemongrass, chopped
3 kaffir lime leaves, torn
3 tbsp. lime juice
extra fish sauce to taste
coriander (cilantro) leaves to taste
Put prawns in a pan of salted water, saving heads and shells. Put the latter in water, bring to boil and simmer until stock is reddish and there's a smear of oil on top of the water, but no longer than 15-20 mins. Strain, pressing the shells against the sieve to extract as much stock as possible. Return stock to boil and season with fish sauce. Bruise the chiles and then the lemongrass using a mortar and pestle. Add lemongrass to stock, along with lime leaves. Add prawns and simmer until they just change color. In a serving bowl, mix the lime juice, extra fish sauce, chiles and coriander. Ladle in the soup and check flavor.
Thank you! I shall try it!
Sadly I've never made it, but my favorite dish is Pad See Yue.
And I tend to shop at Uwajimaya, which is a pan-Asian grocery chain on the US west coast.