This weeks recipe inspiration is from a Netflix documentary I am watching at the moment on street food.It’s great viewing and if you have Netflix a must see! The dish of the week is delicious Tom Yum Soup – it’s fast, friendly and delicious – like the happy and smiling Thai cooks make it on the streets of Bangkok.
It is also possible to make a dry version of Tom Yum by making a paste with all the aromatics. Stir fry the meat and veg and add the paste towards the end for a further 2 to 3 minutes of frying. Stir fry with mushrooms, tomato wedges, diced spring onion and Asian vegetables or fresh baby spinach for a healthy, wholesome and tasty quick meal. Serve this over some noodles or rice. Take what’s left over to work or school for lunch the next day.
To enjoy fresh Thai cooking at home, you need only stock up on a few essential pantry ingredients, notably chili paste (frozen, dry flakes or fresh is just as good), fish sauce (Don’s shortcut – use 1/2 an anchovy instead), lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and lime (or lemon) juice. These same ingredients are used in many Thai dish and for many Asian and South American dishes too.
Have a great week ahead and happy local food eating.