Monday, July 30, 2007

Thai Spicy Chicken Salad

Thai spicy chicken salad is one of my favorite. This dish is very tasty and spicy. You will love it.

1 cup ground chicken (ground pork or seafood)
1/2 cup mushroom ( thinly slices)
1/2 peppermint leaves
1 tbsp parsley
1/2 tbsp ground Thai chile
2 tbsp roasted rice powder
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sugar

Cook the chicken and mushroom in a pan over moderate heat. Stir until done. Put cooked chicken and mushroom into a mixing bowl. Add peppermint leaves, parsley, ground Thai chile, roasted rice powder, soy sauce, lime juice and mix well. Taste! Serve

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Chicken Coconut Milk Soup

I just made this dish, Chicken Coconut Milk Soup, tonight. This dish is again one of my husband favorite dish. I hope you will enjoy it.

Chicken Coconut Milk Soup

1 cup chicken (cut small pieces)
13.5oz Can of light coconunt milk
2-3 pcs fresh or dried galangal slices
2 pcs of fresh lemon grass stalks
1 clove of garlic
3-4 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice
1-2 lime leaves
1/2 tsp. sugar
3-4 Fresh chilis (If you like spicy, Optional)
Fish sauce or thin soysauce to taste
fresh cilantro leaves

Cut chicken into small pieces. Put coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass, garlic in a pot. Bring to the boil; this will bring out the flavor. Add chicken, fish sauce or thin soysauce, lime juice, lime leaves and if desired put Thai fresh chiles. Bring to the boil for one or two more minute. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve as a soup or serve with rice.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pork with Red Pepper

Pork with red pepper is a very simple and easy dish to make for lunch or dinner. I hope you will enjoy it.

1 cup pork (slices)
1 cup red bell pepper (slices)
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
½ cup vegetable soup broth
1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat then add pork. Stir-fry then add pepper, broth, sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir-fry until it is cooked. Remove from the heat and serve.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Chicken with Garlic and Black Pepper

This is one of my husband favorite dish. Chicken garlic and black pepper is a very simple and easy dish to make. Many times, I used pork, tofu or seafood instead of chicken. Thai people like to eat this dish for lunch or dinner. Try it!

Chicken with Garlic and Black Pepper

3 cloves garlic
1 tsp whole black peppercorns
2 shallots
2 tblsp Soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
4 tblsp canola oil
1/2 pound chicken
Garnish: Cucumber slices, coriander leaves, tomatoes

Cut chicken into small pieces. Grind together garlic, shallots and peppercorns to make a paste. Remove to a small bowl. Add soy sauce and sugar and stir. Put chicken in the bowl mix well and cover with the mixture and allow to marinate 30 minutes or overnight. Heat the oil in a pan or wok, over medium heat, until hot, becareful don't let it burn. Fry the chicken until golden brown. Place on a serving dish. Garnish! Serve with rice.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Spicy Stir-Fry Noodle with Chicken and Basil

Here is a spicy Thai Noodle recipe I enjoy. If you like basil and spicy taste then you will like this dish. Try it and let me know whether you like it. This is authentic Thai dish.

1 1/2 cups yellow noodle (any noodle)
1/2 cup chicken (pork, beef)
2 shiitake mushrooms (soaked in water then slice thinly)
1/3 cup broccoli
1/4 cup carrot
3 garlic
2-3 Thai chilis (more if you like spicy)
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil

Combine Thai chili and garlic in a food processor. The mixture should be thoroughly combined. Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat then add the chili mixture, stir. Add meat. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, then add mushroom, broccoli, and carrot and let cook. Add noodle, sugar, soy sauce and basil. Taste and Serve.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Grilled Beef Pita with Cucumber Sauce

Here's an easy pita recipe I enjoy.

Grilled Beef Pita

Pita Bread
Sirloin Beef
Olive Oil
Preheat the grill. Season the meat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the meat on the grill untill its done (as your desire). Place the bread on the grill cook for 1 min. on each side. Place the pita bread on a plate, put grilled beef and cucumber sauce.

1 cucumber
8 oz. plain yogurt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or fresh garlic (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
garnish with chopped green onions or scallions

Slice cucumber finely and put in a bowl. Put salt mix well and let stand for 10 min. Put the rest of the ingredints and mix. Refrigerate and serve.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Salmon Curry (Panang Curry)

Because I live in Seattle, I have an opportunity to cook a lot of salmon. Here is a Thai salmon curry that I like to make. Try it and tell me what do you think.

Salmon Curry (Panang Curry)

2 tbsp panang curry paste
1 ¼ cups coconut milk
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
Red bell pepper, kaffir lime leaves shredded (garnish)

Place a pan over medium high heat, and add ¼ cup of the coconut milk, add the curry paste, and stir it until the oil begins to separate out. Add the remaining coconut milk and the salmon. Let it cook for a while then add sugar, soy sauce. Remove from the heat and garnish with red bell pepper, lime leaves. Serve with rice. (1 serving)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Fruit Salsa with Salmon

Another summer dish that I like to cook. This dish is very easy and tasty. My son loves fruit, especially berries, but he doesn't like salmon very much. I made this to go with salmon, and it seemed to help him to eat more fish.

2 cups diced pineapple
¾ cup chopped fruit (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
¼ cup chopped green onion
¼ cup diced red-bell pepper
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt

Put all the ingredients mix well and chill. Serve this dish on grilled fish (Salmon) or chicken.

Preheat a grill over high heat and place salmon on the grill until it cooked.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Maple Syrup BBQ Pork

This dish is good in the summertime.

Maple Syrup BBQ Pork
  • Pork
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 450F. Mix the maple syrup, sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar. Put the pork in an oven pan with the maple syrup mix in and bake for 15 minutes in the oven. Take the pork out from the oven and barbecue it until it done. While the pork is on the barbecue, occasionally glaze with the maple syrup mix.

I also like to grill some sliced cantaloupe for a side dish.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Fourth of July Thai Iced Tea

The 4th of July is independence day in the U.S. It was a beautiful warm sunny day. My husband, my son and I went to the 2007 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival. My son loves pirate ships, and he really enjoyed the boats. When I came home, I was felt like having Thai Ice Tea. Of course, I don't have Thai tea in my pantry, so I came up with a new recipe. It's pretty good. If you have a chance, please try it and let me know.

Fourth of July Thai Iced Tea

1 cup water
2-3 tea bags, black (Lipton)
2 tbs sweetened condensed milk
2 tbs sugar
Ice, crushed
Evaporated milk

Boil the water and steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Strain out teabags and put sugar, sweetened condensed milk, let cool. Put ice into a glass; add tea and a little evaporated milk on top. Enjoy!

***If you like your tea stronger then you can steep the tea longer than 5 minutes. You can also add more sugar or sweetened condensed milk. Normally, Thai ice tea is very sweet. I personally don't like it too sweet.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Pork with Oyster Sauce

I spoke to my sister, Kat, last night from Thailand. She gave me this easy recipe. She said that it is very easy and good. Enjoy!

Pork with Oyster Sauce

Monday, July 2, 2007

Index on Gretchen's Pantry Website

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