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    apple_mint
    Thai food!!
    • #1
    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:03 AM
    Thai food!! 2nd Apr 05 at 8:03 AM
    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 ).

    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 .
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    • Magentasue
    • By Magentasue 2nd Apr 05, 8:53 AM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:53 AM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 8:53 AM
    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_mint
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:15 AM
    • #3
    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:15 AM
    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 ...
  • Allexie
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:15 AM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:15 AM
    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_mint
    • #5
    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:19 AM
    • #5
    • 2nd Apr 05, 9:19 AM
    Just filled in the details and ordered the recipe cards
  • furrypig
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 10:39 AM
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    • 2nd Apr 05, 10:39 AM
    thanks for this will make an interesting change!
  • ET03
    • #7
    • 27th Apr 05, 1:31 PM
    • #7
    • 27th Apr 05, 1:31 PM
    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

    by Allexie
    thanks alexie
    just ordered mine
    • Jet
    • By Jet 23rd Jul 05, 10:57 AM
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    • #8
    • 23rd Jul 05, 10:57 AM
    Can you freeze thai red curry paste?
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    • 23rd Jul 05, 10:57 AM
    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.

    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?
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 23rd Jul 05, 11:16 AM
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    • 23rd Jul 05, 11:16 AM
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    • 23rd Jul 05, 11:16 AM
    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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    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 23rd Dec 05, 10:30 PM
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    Zziggi
    Thai curry??
    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
  • sarahmelita
    Is this it?

    http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/F/fword/recipe_turkeycurry.html
    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 23rd Dec 05, 11:11 PM
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    Zziggi
    Ah bless ya!

    Thanks. Dinner tomorrow sorted now.......
    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 24th Dec 05, 12:47 AM
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    Zziggi
    Curry:
    • 1 red onion, finely sliced
    • 4 tbsp of the red curry paste
    • 400ml coconut milk
    • 600g pre-cooked Turkey
    • 2 tsp fish sauce
    • Handful mangetout

    Any idea what is meant by "fish sauce"

    Thanks peeps!
    • Swan
    • By Swan 24th Dec 05, 1:11 AM
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    Swan
    it's a South-East Asian condiment, kinda similar to light Soy Sauce. you can get it in Halal shops, Chinese supermarkets, delis & some supermarkets. good stuff, much nicer than it sounds
    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 24th Dec 05, 2:14 AM
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    Zziggi
    it's a South-East Asian condiment, kinda similar to light Soy Sauce. you can get it in Halal shops, Chinese supermarkets, delis & some supermarkets. good stuff, much nicer than it sounds
    by Swan
    thank for that!

    There was me thinking it was the dregs left after cooking fish...
  • Tommy_C
    thank for that!

    There was me thinking it was the dregs left after cooking fish...
    by Zziggi
    Basically it is. It's mostly anchovy extract. You only need a few drops. Blue Dragon make it and you can buy it in most supermarkets.
    • Bargain Rzl
    • By Bargain Rzl 15th Mar 06, 11:40 AM
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    Bargain Rzl
    Thai Green Chicken Curry
    Hi all, I’m looking for a tried and tested recipe for Thai Green Chicken Curry. I have a freezer overflowing with chicken breasts, a tin of coconut milk in the cupboard, and I always seem to end up with green chillies going to waste because Lidl sell them in mixed bags and I only use the red ones.

    I’ve also got a ready-meal-style packet of Thai Sticky Rice to eat it with though it may not be enough to go with a multi-portion curry, so a recipe for HM Thai Sticky Rice would also be helpful.

    Something that could be done in the SC (the curry I mean, not the rice!) would be ideal but not vital.

    Any thoughts? (CQ, do you do Thai at all?)

    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 15th Mar 06, 11:51 AM
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    Rikki
    There are alot of Thai green curry receipes at the bbc.co.uk/food but personally I like Nigel Slaters.
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    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 11th Feb 07, 8:34 PM
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    vixtress
    online thai food
    has anyone every used this site, i saw a link on another forum

    the link was posted in 2004 so the site's obviously been around a while.
    i love thai and the stuff is much cheaper than the blue dragon type stuff (prob more authentic too) im always a bit wary of using sites ive never heard of though

    what do you all think? postage didnt seem bad £4.50 up to 20kg!
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    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 11th Feb 07, 8:35 PM
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    would be useful if i posted the link

    http://www.thai4uk.com/index.html
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