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Nice Thai chicken recipe (post #32209)

In case anyone caught a quick glimpse, this is a second try at posting this - scan and sizing difficulties. It's the lower recipe on the page.
Tried this dish tonight, from Charmaine Solomon's 1989 Thai cookbook.
Very nice flavours, I will be making it again. I used some chicken tenders I had in the freezer, followed the recipe pretty exactly except for Demarara instead of palm sugar. For my own taste I will add a little heat and tang next time, some Sambal or bird chilis and maybe a splash of rice wine vinegar. I think most people will find the flavours nicely balanced as they are.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
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ADAM'S APPLE, n.
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Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

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(post #32209, reply #41 of 51)

>I'm sure I can manage these recipes when I get back from the Asian market.  Homemade red curry, yum!

Good for you making your own curry pastes. They're not hard to make. There are other things to do with the pastes other than using them in curries, BTW. An easy and very tasty meal can be had by incorporating a couple of healthy dollops of curry paste into 1/2 lbs of ground pork, white pepper, and a splash of fish sauce. Mix well and make patties and grill. Thai burgers my son calls them. Excellent fare.

And Marcia's right--Three Crabs fish sauce has been my favorite. Even though it isn't Thai (although it is made in Thailand, it's for the Chinese market in Vietnam. How's that for multiculturalism!).

And another BTW: Fuchsia Dunlop's "Land of Plenty" is by far the most authentic Sichuan cookbook I've coome across in the Occident. The recipes are from exactly the sort of stuff you'd expect to find in the local streets of Chengdu.
 

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(post #32209, reply #43 of 51)

Thank you Samchang, your Thai Burgers sound really good.  I was wondering what to do with the (lots of) remaining red curry paste from making Geoff's chicken recipe. 


Going to the Asian market was sooo cool, what a fascinating place!  I must to go back and just read labels (or try to anyway) and take it all in when I have more time.


The chicken was good, and easy.  I added red bell pepper strips and cilantro.  More important, my DH got pretty enthusiastic about it (unusual for him, he rarely admits to actually liking something).


Thanks again everyone, for all your help and info!



Cheers, Sue B.


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Edited 3/5/2006 2:51 am by SuB

Cheers, Sue B.

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(post #32209, reply #44 of 51)

I freeze my extra curry paste.

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(post #32209, reply #45 of 51)

My favorite Chinese book (until I find a better one ) is China Moon by Barbara Tropp. The recipes are modified for the yuppie taste. However, they are all delicious and very simple to make. Most of the Chinese books I've looked at either contain fresh ingredients that I cannot purchase in my city or have weird ingredients that don't appeal to my palate. I would love to find another book that is simple like this one and with recipes that don't take 3 days to make.

My favorite Thai book is True Thai by Victor Sodsook. Fortunately for me, there is an excellent Thai store just a few blocks from my house. The woman who owns the store is always giving me tips of the best products. If I show up Saturday morning I can get fresh off the truck vegetables that I don't usually see. Her prices on coconut milk are the best that I can find. When I find an ingredient in the book that I'm unfamiliar with she gives me appropriate substitutions. She set me up with the Thai rice cooker, which is a spittoon like pot for the boiling water and a basket that fits in the pot. Makes very good sticky rice.

True Thai covers all of the curries. Non are difficult. The hardest part is mashing galanga and lemon grass with a morter and pestle. You will need access to a good selection of dried chilis. If you can get Kaffir Lime leaves your dishes will turn out with a more Thai taste but the dishes will turn out fine without them.

I picked up China Moon on Amazon for $3 or so.

OZ

Adele's picture

(post #32209, reply #46 of 51)

You might want to add to China Moon with Barbara Tropp's 'The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking'.  Ming Tsai's books are also good. 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Original Zygoat's picture

(post #32209, reply #47 of 51)

Don't remember why I returned that book to Amazon. Ms Tropp's books are nowhere "authentic" but they are easy and most importantly tasty.

I would almost recommend Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's "The Chinese Kitchen" but the recipes are either too complex or involve ingredients that I cannot get locally. I don't like canned anything so that eliminates recipes or I have to come up with a reasonable substitution, which she doesn't offer.

However, the book has interesting infused oils, pickles and recipes you would find in your local Chinese restaurant. If you have a good Chinese grocery in your city then this might be a good book to browse thru at Barnes & Noble to see if it appeals.

OZ

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(post #32209, reply #48 of 51)

Thanks for the heads up on the book, I'll check it out.  Fortunately, I have wonderful Asian stores here. 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

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(post #32209, reply #49 of 51)

Brain Freeze! I wanted to mention that I have China Moon. It has good recipies that are easy to make. I picked this up in the used section where the shipping cost more then the book. Was new.

OZ

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(post #32209, reply #11 of 51)

Thank you for the recipe.  It was very tasty.  I agree with you about needing a little more heat.  Perhaps next time I will increase the red curry paste by a smidge.  I converted the jpg file to a text file so that I could store it with the rest of my recipes.   I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, peanut butter, brown sugar, and omitted the scallions.  I used frozen Normandy vegetables and also increased the amount to 3 cups (makes my life so much easier to use frozen).

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Jean's picture

(post #32209, reply #12 of 51)

This will be supper tomorrow night.  What are Normandy Vegetables?

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(post #32209, reply #13 of 51)

Normandy Style Vegetable Blend includes broccoli and cauliflower florets, baby carrots, and sweet slices of yellow carrots.  It is more colorful and can absorb sauces a bit more than broccoli alone.  The best part is that it is available from Costco, which means that it's cheap and there's lots of it--haha.  I hate to shop, so I always buy in bulk.  I want the a ability to make whatever recipe gets posted at a moment's notice--but I ain't gonna make that pho with oxtails in it!


This is our favorite chicken curry.  I believe it was originally a shrimp curry one.  I modified it to use chicken instead and to reduce the excess amount of liquid.  It is a tiny bit spicier than the one with the peanut sauce.  Try it if you get a chance.  I believe it was an epicuirous recipe.

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Jean's picture

(post #32209, reply #14 of 51)

Never heard that name for that combination before. DH loves it only served with a cheese sauce, the funny man.


The chicken dish sounds great. I need something to try the green curry paste I bought and haven't opened yet. Thanks for posting.


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Jean's picture

(post #32209, reply #17 of 51)

Made this recipe for supper tonight.  Sans broccoli, we had the Indian style brussels sprouts instead. Both are very good. Will make both recipes again. DH is not crazy about chicken so any time he says 'this is good', the recipe is a keeper.

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(post #32209, reply #18 of 51)

Glad you liked it. Pray tell me about the Brussels sprouts.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
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ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Jean's picture

(post #32209, reply #19 of 51)

Beebs posted it not too long ago. We really liked it, no dal though. http://forums.taunton.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=26633.50

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(post #32209, reply #20 of 51)

Thanks Jean, I'll try that. Phyllis loves B. sprouts. Also going to try Mean's suggestion of roasting them, since we love every veg we've tried roasting or grilling yet.
Ever tried barbecued beets?

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Jean's picture

(post #32209, reply #21 of 51)

barbecued beets? not roasted?  Explain please.

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(post #32209, reply #22 of 51)

If you have one of those veggie pans for your barby with the small holes - Peel, slice 1/4" thick, toss with oil and s&p and barbecue til tender, about 20 minutes, tossing occasionally.
I cook practically all veggies this way in the summer. Which I am now ready for.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Jean's picture

(post #32209, reply #23 of 51)

Sounds good.  I need one of those things. I'll have to put it on my birthday list.

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I did try one great chicken (post #32209, reply #50 of 51)

I did try one great chicken BBQ when a friend took me at gilbert thai restaurant.

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