In the summer heat (and it has been so hot & so humid, here) I can hardly get enough cool, crunchy salads. Here’s a fantastic crunchy little salad with a little bit of a Thai twist. That this is more American Thai than Thai doesn’t detract from the utter deliciousness.
I’m sitting in what seems to be the red meat capital of the world, folks. Right smack dab in the Midwest. At my folk’s in a small town outside of Sioux Falls. (We even went to see bull riding last winter!) So it might be considered a bit of a stretch to serve my fave octogenarians a chicken burger. And a chicken burger with Thai flavors, no less!
When Angie over at Fiesta Friday challenged other food bloggers to create a healthy dish this month, I was all set. See I’ve been making so many marvelous healthy dishes with cauliflower this month (I just can’t seem to get enough of it – maybe I’m lacking some trace mineral it has) that I thought I could just slide a recipe right by her.
Quite some time ago, I watched an episode of Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives, the Best of Las Vegas. Ming Tsai just couldn’t seem to get over Nam Prik Ong from the Lotus of Siam. And I couldn’t get over his ravings! Months later, I finally made it.
Gosh, I’m spoiled – I lived for years not far from an excellent Asian restaurant in Colorado and know how wonderful and healthy food from the various cultures that loosely comprise Asia can be. When I moved to the Twin Cities years ago, and suggested Asian for lunch to a group of co-workers, they turned up their noses. “We don’t want anything that fattening.” Fattening? What?
Minutes to make, absolutely delicious, a handful of ingredients come together in a gorgeous, healthy meal. Thai Curry Chicken will impress anyone it’s served to and make you look like a genius when you whip it up.
Diners, Drive Ins and Dives – I haven’t seen the show since I chopped my cable, but they featured Pork Larb made by Chef Opel (Opal Thai Food) on the episode All Family, All the Time. I was completely enamoured – and Guy Fieri? There’s very little that shuts him up, but this dish did! 🙂 Unfortunately, no recipe! I rewound a couple of times, and here’s my take on it, down right addictive, simple and inexpensive. Make with pork or chicken.