From barbecued pork, to satay, the Thais sure know how to make a delicious meal. Let’s take a look at some easy recipes that can really quell that Thai craving.
Thai Peanut Sauce
Peanut sauce is a condiment used for dipping or glazing over foods, and is the one of the most popular sauces in Thai cuisine. It can be spread over any of the other recipes in this article, which I highly recommend.
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons ground peanuts
Mix all ingredients in stove-safe pan. Once mixed well, put on the stove at low heat. When the sauce begins to simmer and bubble, turn the heat off. If you’d like, you can add some water to get the sauce to your ideal consistency. Sprinkle ground peanuts on top for taste.
Moon Dang – Barbequed Pork
1 tablespoon Chinese five spice
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon sugar
When selecting the meat, be sure to get large cuts of pork, but not pork chops. Asian markets will usually have a section for meat like this, but your supermarket butcher will be able to provide it as well if you’re having trouble finding one in the meat case. Cut the meat with the grain in long slices. Mix all of the other non-meat ingredients and leave pork marinating overnight in the sauce.
When you’re done marinating, place on a cooking tray and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour. For serving, slice in thin slices and couple with rice another side of your choice. Top with peanut sauce above if you’d like.
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
It’s recommended that you soak wooden skewers overnight, as they will be going on the grill and could burn. Slice the pork in thin strips. Marinate the pork with the curry powder, sugar, coconut, and salt overnight.
Skewer the pork slices, depending on your desired result. For a softer, for moister meat skewer the meat through the center of the slice, or skewer it from end to end if you’d like a drier result. Place skewers onto a grill. Once thoroughly cooked, serve with peanut sauce for dipping and your choice of sides.