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Thai food!!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
In the spirit of learning to cook from scratch I try to buy some new herbs and spices each week to extend my offerings from mince and casseroles to something a little more exotic.

I've bought a tub of Thai seasonings containing in four separate compartments, Crushed Chillies, Corriander Leaf, Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder and Lemon Grass. It has a web site address on the packaging but having gone to the site they don't have any recipes to give me a few ideas to get started.

Has anyone got any simple recipes which I can try these out on? I have chicken goujons (reduced price of course ;)), peppers, onions, leeks, celery, cauliflower, tinned tomatoes, rice, etc (all the good old MSE stock items :D).

My family now have high expectations of me, due to the new slow cooker and the wealth of recipes I have been experimenting with from Money Saving Old Style :j.
Enjoying an MSE OS life :D
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  • MagentasueMagentasue Forumite
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    I'm thinking about learning to make a Thai green curry from scratch so I'd be interested in how you get on! Delia has this advice:

    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/r_0000001062.asp

    It looks as if you just whizz them all up together.
  • apple_mintapple_mint Forumite
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    Brilliant, thank you. I think I'll be able to adapt this. Hubbie and I can't have the coconut milk 'cause we are on low cholesterol diets, but I think I could use the base ingredients and adapt to a stir fry ...
    Enjoying an MSE OS life :D
  • AllexieAllexie Forumite
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    Hiya apple_mint


    Send for the free Blue Dragon recipe cards (Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese recipes)

    http://www.bluedragon.com/freerecipes/


    I got mine this morning and they include recipes using the seasonings you mentioned. 8 x wipe-clean cards in a holder with a lovely pic of a dragon on the front.

    hth

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  • apple_mintapple_mint Forumite
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    Just filled in the details and ordered the recipe cards :T
    Enjoying an MSE OS life :D
  • furrypigfurrypig Forumite
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    thanks for this will make an interesting change!
  • ET03ET03 Forumite
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    Allexie wrote:
    Hiya apple_mint


    Send for the free Blue Dragon recipe cards (Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese recipes)

    http://www.bluedragon.com/freerecipes/


    I got mine this morning and they include recipes using the seasonings you mentioned. 8 x wipe-clean cards in a holder with a lovely pic of a dragon on the front.

    hth

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  • JetJet Forumite
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    I've just been going through my fridge and I've noticed that there are quite a few jars of half used sauces and pastes. What normally happens is that I use them for one meal, put them in the fridge thinking that I'll use them again in a few days / weeks but then I forget about them and sometimes go out and buy new jars. :mad:

    So, can I freeze things like red curry paste and stir fry sauces and if so, can I freeze them in the jars they come in or do I have to decant them into plastic pots?
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    Definitely decant them, I remember reading somewhere that freezing glass can be a bit iffy.

    As for the sauces - don't know for sure because all sauces are different, but since I did the very same thing as you with a sauce recently I'm going to freeze the next remainders and see how it goes. After all I've nothing to lose if I would have ended up binning forgotten remainders.

    Don't forget to save the jar for when you get the urge to make your own jams/pickles/chutneys/marmalade/lemon curd... :)
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  • ZziggiZziggi Forumite
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    Did anyoen see "The F word" on wednesdy night? He went to Doncaster prison and was cooking a thai turkey curry. Can anyone remember what he put in it? or even just suggest a recipe that includes red pepers & lemongrass??

    Thanks
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