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Massaman roast chicken

Massaman roast chicken

This is a totally delicious way to serve roast chicken as well as being very simple to prepare. Cooking a whole chicken this way is practised in various forms throughout Asia, sometimes pot roasted, sometimes over hot coals and with many different curry pastes. Often cooked in the home, rather than restaurants, which is probably the reason why many Westerners are not familiar with the dish. Well, now is the time to change that and I promise you that you won’t regret it!

Serving presentation for Thai Jungle curry

Thai Jungle Curry or Kaeng Pa

This is as fiery as it gets for a Thai curry, it is way more spicy than most people can handle. It is also one of the simplest Thai curries to prepare, Jungle curries, or more accurately, forest curries, were traditionally made with whatever was to hand so your choice of meats and vegetables comes down to whatever you wish to put in it.

Thai red curry noodles serving presentation 1

Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

This is such a quick and easy dish to make and yet so versatile and packed full of flavour. You can substitute prawns for chicken and mix and match on the veggies as well, whatever way you do it you’re in for a treat! Using the quantities below this will easily serve 3 hungry people, but it also scales up easily and you..

Duck breast Thai red curry with pineapple

Thai Duck Red Curry with Pineapple

(Updated). Meltingly tender duck combines wonderfully with the sharp and sweet flavours of pineapple and coconut in a Thai red curry sauce. I’m not normally a fan of pineapple in savoury dishes (put it on my pizza at your own risk!) but it really does work with this dish. I used to cook this with duck legs but so many people have told me they prefer to use duck breast so I have updated the recipe to reflect that fact. This also has the benefit of allowing the breast to be served pink with the sauce spooned over the duck breast instead of it being cooked in the sauce…

Serving presentation pork and lemongrass meatballs in Thai red curry sauce from my Thai curry

Pork & Lemongrass Meatballs in Thai Red Curry Sauce

These pork and lemongrass meatballs provide a wonderful contrast to the Thai red curry sauce. Really easy to make and as a red curry is one of the milder curries this can be enjoyed by the whole family. A big pot of them also goes down well at summer barbecues, assuming summer arrives:-)

How to chiffonade Kaffir lime leaves

How to chiffonade Kaffir lime leaves

I often like to garnish my dishes with finely cut kaffir lime leaves. The technique is known as a chiffonade and can also be applied to other herbs such as basil. This is achieved by taking a few lime leaves and stacking them on top of one another, rolling them up tightly and using a sharp knife to slice finely as in t…

Thai Green Curry Mussels  Serving Presentation

Thai Green Curry Mussels

This is a very versatile dish that cooks in minutes, you can make it with green or red curry paste if you prefer, it can be served as a main dish or as a starter. It also works well with either noodles or spaghetti. I used fresh mussels for this but if they’re not available there is a good alternative with cooked musse… 

Thai Fish Curry Serving Presentation

Thai Fish Curry

This Thai fish curry is simplicity itself. Made with yellow curry paste as it is here it is more typical of the fish curries of Southern Thailand and Malaysia owing to the light Indian spicing of the yellow curry paste. This could also be cooked in the same manner using red or green curry paste. Many Thai fish curries are not always compatible with Western tastes, often being cooked with fish heads and too sour for the Western palate. However, this is not the case with this version which is both easy to cook and makes for very easy eating too! This can also be cooked with a wide variety of fish, in this example I’m using Red Bream simply because I saw it at the fishmonger’s and wanted to give it a try, turned out to be delicious I’m pleased to say. This will work well with any firm white fish such as cod or hake,

Thai Tofu stir fry serving presentation

Thai Tofu Stir-Fry

Thai curry pastes are extremely versatile. Apart from their use in curries they are also used in stir-fries and marinades and many other dishes. In this dish I have used tofu but I could also have used thinly sliced meat or simply vegetables on their own. You can really experiment with this one and chop and change ingredients..

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