Last week’s Thai feast


My husband and I have this thing. Or should I say, I have this thing, where we go ‘around the world’ and make authentic feasts from different countries, followed by a movie from that country and music whilst we’re eating and maybe even an outfit. The first one happened three years ago, where I took him to China, and I dressed for the occasion, made lobster noodles and dimsum followed by green tea pannacota though the movie didn’t quite happen, as I just couldn’t find one we both wanted to watch! Fast forward three years, what was meant to be a ‘take in turns’ feast, it’s now just a ‘me’ thing, whereby I come up with the ideas and I do. He eats, he cleans, no complaints there whatsoever. I enjoy doing them, and last week we went to Thailand, only plus two, as I cooked for my parents too.

This was actually, the first time ever where I didn’t make my sauce from scratch, but I added authentic ingredients in and bought everything fresh. First up was to make my red curry, two ways. I made one with chicken, and one vegetable curry. To my red curry paste I added: lemongrass, kafir lime leaves, plenty of lime juice and one chopped up red chilli, and a tin of coconut milk. Note to all: When using a ready made paste, don’t just cut a chilli and put it in like I did, the paste needs time to reach it’s ‘beauty’ point (as I call it). When it reaches that point, that’s when you should taste it and then see if you want more heat. As a result of this, I had to add coconut cream to the mix to try and mild it out a tad.

Thai Feast Time!

Thai Feast Time!

Then came freshly cooked jasmine rice which was an easy affair, followed by pad thai, made fresh, with plenty of peanuts and peanut butter, as that’s just how I like it. A few squeeze of lime juice later, and we were good to go! For dessert, I wanted to try something I’ve tried in Thai eateries before but never at home, I bought a mango that cost silly amounts from M&S (I don’t recommend you do that) and used the left over jasmine rice and combined this with a coconut sauce that I made. I then poured the sauce over some cooked rice, and sliced mangos to go on top. This was DIVINE! I will be making this time and time again!

Dessert time!

Dessert time!

Feedback was great, if I would do anything better, I wouldn’t buy as many vegetables as I didn’t quite realise that I WASN’T feeding the five thousand. Other than that,house wifey points 10, countries around the world, 4.

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