Each week our editorial team tackles a new ingredient with one goal in mind: creating easy and delicious dishes. Check here on Monday for the weekly ingredient and look for our recipes on Thursday. Feel free to join us in our endeavor; we look forward to seeing what fantastic meals you come up with. Ours are below:
This Week: Thai Dishes
Thai dishes are often characterized by the use of ingredients like nam pla (fish sauce), lemongrass, green and red chiles, coconut, Kaffir lime, and garlic. Nam pla is one of the more ubiquitous ingredients in Thai cuisine, and, because of it's high level of sodium, the addition of salt should be limited. Or make sure to taste the dishes before seasoning.
Adding such powerful flavoring agents like those found in Thai cuisine is a great way to increase the depth and taste of dishes without adding a lot of fat. You still get a delicious and aromatic dish, but you also get a healthier one.
Molly Aronica: Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Allison Beck: Thai Red Curry with Lamb
Arthur Bovino: Thai Iced Tea Ice Cream with Coconut Sticky Rice
Maryse Chevriere: Thai Green Coconut Curry with Chicken
Yasmin Fahr: Crab, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Thai Dressing
Jess Kapadia: Naam Tok (Spicy Thai Beef Salad)