Thai food is very unique because it has a balance of tastes, such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, in one single dish. As a matter of fact, Thai dishes are not considered satisfying unless they combine all four tastes. When you smell Thai food, you will get a good idea of how it might tastes because, for the most part, it tastes the way that it smells. Of course, there are some exceptions.
Thai food is internationally famous for its own unique flavor with the addition of local spices and ingredients. Their unique flavor are meant to be equally satisfying to the palate, eye, and nose because of the harmonious blend of spices.
Fortunately, Thai recipes are available, allowing anyone to create their own Thai menu, from the comfort of their home. There are many Thai food recipes ready for you to try, however, there are 3, in particular, that stands out because they are mouth-watering and will definitely satisfy your taste buds. The following are three of my favorite recipes:
Chicken Pad Thai
I love this recipe because it is quick and simple and has very exotic spices. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare it and 15 minutes to cook it.
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup bean sprouts
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 ounces Thai Kitchen Stir-Fry Rice Noodles
4 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
6 tablespoons Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai Sauce
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
1. Bring 4 cups water to boil in a medium sauce pan and then, remove from heat. Add rice noodles. Let it stand for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are soft but firm. Rinse under cold water, drain well, and set aside.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add egg and scramble it. Remove from skillet. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Then add chicken and stir fry until cooked through. Add rice noodles, Pad Thai sauce, and green onions. Stir fry 3 to 4 minutes or until noodles are tender.
3. Stir in bean sprouts and scrambled egg. Place noodle mixture on serving platter.
Thai Chicken Satay
This is a quick and simple recipe. It taste great and is ready in only 20 minutes.
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili oil
1 cup prepared Thai peanut sauce
12 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 15 minutes
1 tablespoon chopped unsalted peanuts
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
1. Stir together coconut milk, ground coriander, curry powder, fish sauce, and chili oil in a medium bowl. Then, add the chicken breast strips and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 hours.
2. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill for high heat. Thread the chicken strips onto skewers.
3. Grill chicken for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until no longer pink. Time will depend on how thick your strips are. Transfer to a serving plate, and garnish with cilantro and peanuts. Serve with peanut sauce for dipping.
Thai Chicken Balls
This is a fantastic recipe and is ready in 1 hour. You can tastes the blend of flavors. It is very tasty!
Vegetable Oil for frying
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon ground coriander seed
4 green onions, sliced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 pounds ground chicken
- In a large bowl, mix together the chicken and bread crumbs. Season with green onion, ground coriander, cilantro, chili sauce and lemon juice; mix well.
- Using damp hands, form mixture into evenly shaped balls that are either small enough to eat with your fingers, or large enough to use as burgers.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken balls in batches until well browned all over.
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