Everyone loves chicken pad thai, Thailand's deliciously spicy noodle dish. The noodles used are rice sticks, which, besides being delightfully chewy, are gluten-free (for those allergic to it) and "cooked" simply by soaking. My version is easier to make than many others — I've eliminated the traditional tamarind, which is hard to find and fussy to prepare — but nothing is lost in the flavor department, I promise. I include the traditional scrambled eggs, but you can omit them, if you like. You'll still have a wonderfully satisfying dish.
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Fresh lemongrass can be found at Asian markets, specialty greengrocers, and at many supermarkets. If unavailable use dried lemon grass (soak in hot water for 20 minutes). Or use 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest. Taken from Steven Raichlen's "Big Flavor Cookbook."
This is a good place to start experimenting with fresh spices: The pungent paste is incredibly easy to make, even though it needs a couple of hours to fully flavor the chicken. It can also be used on salmon and scallops.
A simplistic recipe that is mild in nature , but is ready to be spiced up at the table. Easy to roast in the oven, but can also be grilled outdoors. Goes well with my recipe for (recipe #30195), which is fiery, yet very delicious!
This recipe is from rasamalaysia.com. It's a food/recipe blog I stumbled upon and it's great food porn. He states in the recipe that this is not exactly authentic but delicious nonetheless. I tried it tonight in bun(Vietnamese cold noodle salad) and it was soooo good! Would be so good on just plain steamed white rice too!