Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quick dinner party? Try Thai..

Got a short notice to whip up a few dishes for dinner party?
That's not a problem for me anymore as long as I got my stock of thai curry paste, a quick way to a simple but presentable dinner :)
Whenever I'm over to Bangkok for holidays, one of the sure purchase in my list is the whole range of thai curry paste I could get my hands on. And when stocks depletes, no fear, my friends would help me get those yummy paste :p
The weekend dinner we had recently consists of..
Green Curry chicken..
Easy to prepare dish. Stir fry the green curry paste with garlic and shallots. Add in the coconut milk/ yoghurt, kaffir lime leaves, some lemongrass, simmer until the chicken had fully absorbed the flavours. Add in the eggplants and long beans last, bring to boil and serve hot.
The Yellow curry
You can cook it with chicken, potatoes and peanuts. Since I have already prepared green chicken curry, I decided to do a seafood yellow curry instead. Stir fry the shelled prawns and mussels with garlic, shallots, red chilli and yellow curry paste. Add in coconut milk/ fresh milk, boil and stir in pineapple cubes (I used canned ones for sweeter flavour) before serving.
The Red curry duck..
Stir fry garlic, shallots, red chilli and red curry until aromatic. Add in yoghurt/ coconut milk. Once the curry is boiling, add in chopped roasted duck, sliced red capsicums, tomatoes and lychee.
I prepared some vermicelli to eat with the red curry too..
Goes very well with the curry, we all enjoyed it.
For the greens, we had Thai apple salad..
Sliced green apples (I used granny smiths) to thin strips. Keep it chilled in fridge. Heat up some oil and saute garlic, dried shrimps and shallots until crisp and golden brown. Set aside. For the dressing, mix fish sauce, lime juice and honey to desired taste. Toss the green apple with the dressing, top with the dried shrimps, garlic, shallot bits.

We had Tom Ka soup too (chicken and mixed mushrooms) which I've forgotten to take a picture of :p
My friends enjoyed this quick to prepare meal, which I am very glad of.
So the next time when you're in Thailand, dont forget to get yourself some curry paste ya? Might just solve your food problems for last minute dinner parties!

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Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

waaaa..u can cook somemore!!
Ok, nx time i go i buy u the paste and u cook can ahh? ;p

19 July, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

thenomadGourmand:hahaha this was just dunking in all the ingredients into the pot. am sure you can do it too :)

20 July, 2009  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like i gt to buy some paste too!

20 July, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

mmm, i too had thai on the wkd;)

20 July, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

joe: yes, can get a full meal out pronto!

cumi&ciki: really? so coincidental :)

20 July, 2009  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Appetising 3 colours curry meal. Drools.

20 July, 2009  
Blogger Jason said...

Sedap sangat! Thanks for the salad recipe :)

21 July, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: coincidentally this meal had different curries and diff colours

jason: most welcome :) very easy to prepare, do try it.

21 July, 2009  
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