It doesn’t matter if you want to cook a meal to impress a date, or simply satisfy your daily hunger, there are quick and easy Thai recipes that don’t require unequaled sleight when pulling of the feat in the kitchen.
Thai Red Curry and Vegetables
14 ounces of coconut milk
4 tablespoons of red curry paste
3 tablespoons of fish sauce (Worcestershire or soy sauce can be substituted at the same measurement)
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1.5 to 2 cups of fresh vegetables cut up into small, roughly one inch pieces. The vegetables can vary, but I enjoy using bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, eggplant and whatever other vegetable combination that seems mouthwatering.
8 ounce can of bamboo shoots (make sure to rinse and drain them)
The beautiful thing about this recipe is that the most difficult part of it is in fact procuring the ingredients. And unless someone is appalling at using a kitchen knife to chop up the vegetables, it really isn’t difficult to organize them. The next step after the initial phase of acquiring the ingredients is to boil.
- Step One: in a saucepan, mix the red curry paste, brown sugar, coconut milk, fish sauce, bringing them all to a boil
- Step Two: reduce the heat down to a simmer and add the bamboo shoots and chopped vegetables. Allow them to simmer along with the rest of the ingredients for approximately fifteen minutes or until the vegetables are nice and tender.
- Step Three: Serve and enjoy. This meal is especially tasty with steamed rice, which is not difficult to prepare.
Thai Inspired Dipping Sauce
¾ cup of water
¼ cup of brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
1.5 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger
1/3 cup of seasoned rice vinegar
- Step One: simply whisk all of these ingredients together in a saucepan
- Step Two: continue to whisk, bringing it to boil. Continue doing so until it looks thick and ready.
- Step Three: After the sauce is nice and thick, let it cool down to room temperature before serving.
Thai Inspired Spring Rolls
1/3 head of chopped cabbage
5 green chopped onions
½ cup of bean sprouts
1 cup of pre-cooked thin noodles
¼ cup of carrots
¼ cup of cilantro (or mint or basil)
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of lime juice
½ tablespoon of fresh ginger
Spring roll wrappers
- Step One: Effortlessly toss all the ingredients minus the spring roll wrappers into a bowl and mix them.
- Step Two: Submerge the wrappers under hot water until they are flexible.
- Step Three: Wrap the ingredients up in the spring roll wrappers and enjoy
I’ve learned that these three recipes will do wonders in impressing visitors and your appetite alike.