Tastes of Thailand Class – Recipes

Tastes of Thailand Class – Recipes

We really enjoyed having you on our Thai cookery class.  Here are the recipes that we cooked, we really hope that you can enjoy them again in your own homes. Chorchaba creates them so they should be simple but authentic.

Larb Gai, Thai Red Curry, Satay Peanut Sauce, Coconut Rice, Vinaigrette Carrot

 

Larb Gai

Chicken Salad Served in Lettuce

Ingredients -serves 2

  • . 300g chicken breast
  • . 2 Tbsp water
  • . 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • . 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • . 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • . Chilli Flakes to taste – 1-2 teaspoons
  • . 2 Tbsp toasted & crushed rice
  • . Baby Gem lettuce to serve
  • Herbs – mix and chop these together for best flavour
  • . Handful fresh coriander leaves
  • . 1 spring onion, chopped
  • . Handful fresh mint leaves, roughly tor

Method

  1. 1. In a wide pot or frying pan, add the water and chicken and bring to a simmer.  Stir for 2 to 3 minutes breaking up any lumps – the chicken will turn white

Important – Turn off the heat

  1. 1. Add the fish sauce and lime juice, mix well
  2. 2. Add the toasted rice and the chilli flakes
  3. 3. Stir the herbs through

To Serve

  1. 1. Use lettuce leaves like bowls and spoon the larb into the leaves
  2. 2. Serve immediately or allow to cool and serve at room temperature.

Thai Red Chicken Curry with Butternut Squash

Ingredients -serves 2

  • 300 grams chicken thigh meat
  • 60 grams red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 600 Ml coconut milk
  • 30 grams palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 160 grams butternut squash
  • 2 pieces Kaffir Lime leaf
  • 2 large chilli
  • Small bunch fresh Thai basil

Method

  1. Cook the curry paste in a pan with the oil until you can smell aroma then add several tablespoons of coconut milk to Form a smooth paste

    Add the chicken to seal in the paste then add the remaining coconut milk, squash and season with the sugar salt and Fish sauce

    Cook until chicken is done then garnish with the Thai Basil and sliced chilli.

Chicken (or Tofu) Satay Peanut Sauce

Ingredients 

  • 500g chicken breast or Tofu
  • 125 mls coconut milk
  • 1 tspn of galangal
  • ½ tspn of cumin powder
  • 2 tspn of coriander powder
  • 1 tspn of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp of lemongrass
  • 2 tspn of sugar
  • 1 tspn of salt
  • Bamboo Skewers

Ingredients for Peanut Sauce

  • 1 tsp of curry paste
  • 375 mls of coconut milk
  • 75g crushed peanuts
  • 2 tspn salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp of tamarind juice
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil

Method

    1. Slice chicken into thin strips or cube the tofu.
    2. Blend lemongrass, galangal, cumin, coriander and turmeric in a food processor or mortar & pestle to form a paste
    3. Put chicken in a large mixing bowl and add the paste, sugar, salt, and coconut milk. Stir thoroughly and leave to marinade for 30 minutes or longer.
    4. Make skewers by adding the chicken strips to the bamboo skewers. These are now ready to grill.
    5. Fry the curry paste in a pan with oil until aromatic.
    6. Add the coconut milk, peanuts, salt, sugar, tamarind juice to the paste and simmer until it forms a thick sauce.
    7. Serve grilled chicken with warm peanut sauce.

Food Sorcery Coconut Rice

Gently coconutty sticky rice dish that you can serve on the side of spicy dishes to neutralise the chilli burn! 

Ingredients -serves 4-6

This uses as whole can of coconut milk

  • . 1 can coconut milk (400ml)
  • . 400 ml water
  • . Salt – 1 tablespoon
  • . Sugar – 3 tablespoon
  • . Pandan Leaf (if you find, use lemon grass or ginger)
  • . Rice – 450g Jasmine Rice (Thai fragrant rice)

 

Method

  1. 1. Save half the coconut milk, and pour the remaining milk into a measuring jug.  Dilute the coconut milk with water so you have 600ml total.
  2. 2. Put the diluted milk into a pan with the sugar, salt and pandan leaf, stir to dissolve the sugar then bring to the boil.  If you don’t dissolve the sugar, it will burn on the bottom.
  3. 3. While coming to boil, rinse the rice in cold water in a sieve.
  4. 4. Add the rice to the boiling milk, cover with lid and reduce temperature to low.
  5. 5. After 5 minutes add the set aside coconut milk
  6. 6. Stir occasionally, you don’t want it to stick to the bottom – it will take about 15 minutes to cook and the rice will be soft and dry.  Remove from heat and allow to rest. 

Vinaigrette Carrot

Ingredients -serves 2

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 large crushed chilli
  • ½  cup shredded carrot
  • ½ cup daikon
  • 2 tablespoon crushed peanut
  • fresh coriander

Method

  1. Mix vinegar salt sugar and water in a pan under low heat until dissolved

    Bring to the boil and add the chilli, carrot and Daicon. Cover with lid

    Remove from heat and allow to cool

    Place in bowl add the peanut over vinegar garnish with coriander.

     

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