Watch the step-by-step videoI’ve made stuffing so many times before, but this stuffing style was so delicious that I decided to try it for myself. This recipe used Chicken livers and you must remember to properly sear them to bring out the flavor.
The freshness of a Thai Green Curry paste really sing together with creamy coconut milk in this recipe. When I want to learn how to make an authentic Thai dish, I always rely on the experts – I have been a subscriber of fellow Canadian Pailin’s Hot Thai Kitchen for a long time and I appreciate her very informative and straightforward approach to Thai food. I’m going to show you my version of her recipe for Thai Green Curry Chicken. This recipe is very popular globally for many reasons, the combination of a fragrant Thai green Curry paste fused with coconut milk, Chicken and other aromatics is simply out of this world.
Typically Thai food is made by reducing coconut milk down till the oil separates from the solids and that oil is used to cook the Chicken. With commercial store bought canned coconut milk, the stabilizers sometimes prevent the oil from separating. Try to find coconut milk that has a higher fat content. There are a few brands that I like to use, Arroy is one of them. Typically when you buy coconut milk in a can, you shake it before you open it. In this case I would reccoment you not do that. When you open the can, the cream and thicker solids float to the top, leaving the thinner milk at the bottom. This works well in this recipe as I need the thicker cream for the first part of the recipe and the thinner part for the end. I also like to use boneless Chicken thigh meat, this is so succulent and much more inexpensive than breast meat.
Before you read the recipe I want to add a disclaimer that although the base recipe is very authentic, I have made small tweaks to it to my taste. The end result is spectacular. This recipe definitely has a bite, if you use the store bought Green paste, depending on the brand it may not pack as much heat. If you’re using my spice paste recipe and want a mild curry, reduce the amount of chillies by half.
4 tsps Thai Green Curry paste http://kravingsfoodadventures.com/thai-green-curry-paste/ ?
2 tbsps Fish sauce
1 tbsp Palm Sugar(can sub light brown Sugar)
3-4 Lime leaves
1 lb boneless Chicken cubes
1 cup Chicken stock
Fresh Basil leaves
2 small Thai eggplant cut in slices (can sub regular eggplant)
1/4 cup canned and drained Bamboo strips
Heat the Coconut oil in a wok add the red chillies and lightly brown the Chicken and keep aside. Note: Chicken is not typically sautéed in Thai cuisine – you can skip this step and cook the Chicken later
Add 1 cup of the heavies part of the Coconut milk to the hot wok and cook down till oil starts to separate or the milk reduces by half
Add the curry paste and mix in
Add the Fish sauce and Palm Sugar
Add the Lime leaves
Add another cup of Coconut milk and a cup of Chicken stock and bring to the boil
Add the sautéed Chicken back in and cook for about 5 – 7 mins. If skipping the sautéing step, cook the chicken for at least 7 – 15 mins
Add the Thai eggplant slices and allow to cook for a minute before adding the Bamboo strips and Thai Basil leaves
Like most other kids, my boys have loved Mac and Cheese since they were old enough to chew. I remember making a trip to India when my son was a toddler, armed with packages of Mac & Cheese. My boys still love Mac and Cheese but at 17 and 14, they are all grown up and deserve something familiar but a bit more adventurous. This Masala Mac and Cheese combines the techniques of making a curry and a béchamel and blends it together to create a great new twist to this recipe. This is also a great recipe to introduce your kids to new flavours by sneaking it into something familiar.
In this recipe the technique of making a curry and a béchamel are fused together to create something a bit more sophisticated. Because my boys love some protein, I’m adding Chicken in this recipe, but you could easily make it without. You can also customize this recipe by choosing a different type of pasta or combination of cheese – just have fun with it!
Chicken Cafreal is a culinary favourite from beautiful coastal Goa. This popular chicken recipe is made by blending ingredients together like green chillies, coriander, ginger and garlic together with vinegar and tamarind marinating it overnight before it’s shallow fried. Cafreals unique blend of spices and herbs makes it unique to other Indian green spice blend preparations like Hara kebabs that use a green masala base too.
Chicken is slathered in a luscious green paste made by grinding herbs, chillies and spices together with coconut vinegar and tamarind paste, before cooking. In this special collaboration, Karen Ahmed gets a surprise call from Aunty Maggie who accuses her of captivating her husband Silu.
My Nana used to often make this dish but I took it for granted. I now appreciate the blend of spices, vinegar and tamarind together with coriander and chillies that make this a very unique recipe.
Peri Peri Spice is one of my favourite Portuguese spices. The Peri Peri chilli was brought by the Africans to Portugal and this beautiful blend was born. I myself have some Portuguese heritage and although I cannot claim this recipe to be authentic, I can promise you that it’s a pretty good version. This spice blend to make a delicious Roast Chicken dinner. It would look wonderful on your holiday table but would also make a great family night meal.
Peri Peri Chillies are hard to find, but I’m going to substitute these for these hot red chillies.
Arrrrrriba Arrrriba, I’m in the mood for a little Mexican party and we’re going to prepare a Fiesta Chicken Soup. In this recipe, I’m going to use fresh ingredients combined with the smokiness of Mexican chilli and cumin. I’m using large red mexican chillies, these can be purchased dried and I’m simply going powder this in my food processor. If you can’t find regular Mexican dried chillies, you can substitute guajillo, ancho or even chipotle dried peppers. You can even just use Mexican chilli or chipotle powder.
This soup is great as is but even better garnished with a dollop of sour cream, some cheese and some fresh Pico de gallo. If I have any leftovers I heat it up in a pan and poach my eggs in them as a great kick start to the day.
As part of a very special Burger collaboration, with my YouTube friends, I bring you a smoky Jerk Burger. This is the perfect crowd pleaser – ground Chicken is mixed with a smoky homemade Jerk marinade and studded with red pepper and thyme before grilling to perfection. I always prepare a special burger recipe for the summer and this year Jerk was on the top of my list. Prepare these ahead of time and freeze them.
I am so excited to bring you this recipe today. Pahadi kebabs are delicious nuggets of chicken marinated in mint, coriander, garlic and ginger and tenderized with hung yogurt.
This is skewered and barbecued to delicious perfection. I first tried this in India when my dad ordered some Indian takeout from a local kebab place and I was hooked. As soon as I got back I had to try to recreate it and I’m happy to report that I got it all figured out. Although this kebab looks very similar to a hare kebab or a hariyali kebab, it does have a distinct taste that sets it apart.
I’m using hung yogurt in this recipe, this just means that I’m going to remove all the water from the yogurt by placing a 1/4 cup in some cheese cloth and squeezing it.
I’m also using fresh mint which at this time of the year my garden is just bursting with the delicious herb. Let’s look at the ingredients