Easy Thai Cookbook
By Sallie Morris
I received a free copy of Easy Thai Cookbook from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Genuine Thai food made easy with more than 70 authentic, mouth-watering recipes, explained step by step.
Perfect for beginner cooks or Thai food enthusiasts alike, this book is an ideal guide to this delicious and exotic cuisine. Showcasing the ingredients and techniques used in Thai cookery, this book take you, step by step, through the processes involved in creating tempting, genuine Thai dishes.
Part 1 introduces you to the world of Thai cooking, explaining ingredients, equipment and cooking methods, and basics such as stocks, pates, rice and noodles.
Part 2 gives you delicious recipes for snacks and appetizers; soups; salads and vegetables; curries; stir-fries; fried dishes; steams, bakes and barbecues; and desserts. Try Prawn Satay, Pumpkin and Coconut Cream Soup, Thai Beef Salad, Thai Mussaman Curry, Stir-Fry Scallops with Chilli and Basil Leaves or Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
Part 3 shows you how to put the recipes together to create stunning meals, whether you want a filling bowl of noodles on a weekday evening or a sumptuous weekend feast for friends or family. With twelve menu plans, giving clear instructions and invaluable tips on preparation and timing, the Easy Thai Cookbook enables even the novice cook to prepare the perfect meal for any occasion.
Summary from Goodreads.
Do you want to give Thai cooking a try, or do you love a certain Thai dish that you want to try to make at home? Easy Thai Cookbook gives you a great entry point into Thai cuisine.
The Easy Thai Cookbook starts off with what ingredients you will come across in Thai cooking, how you prepare, use and store these. Next it goes into cooking equipment. Thai uses the Barbecue quite frequently, so it gives you alternates if you do not have access to one. After the equipment comes the cooking methods. Again very handy if you are unfamiliar with Thai cooking.
The Easy Thai Cookbook also gives you recipes on how to make different commonly used stocks and pastes. Included are Vegetable stock, Red Curry Paste and Mussaman Curry paste to name but a few. They also include garnishes, like how to make Banana cups and Spring Onion Curls. Also an assortment of dipping sauces are includes, which many can be used outside of Thai cooking.
When we get to the recipes section, we are started off with the basics. Plain boiled rice, Thai Fried Rice, and Soft Boiled Egg Noodles to name a few. This is quite a handy section of this cookbook as all of these basic recipes are used extensively throughout Thai cooking, so making sure that you have these down to a tee is very handy.
Snacks and Appetizers include Prawn Toasts (Kanom Pang Nah-Goong), Steamed Dumplings (Kanom Jeeb), Thai Spring Rolls (Pow-Pia Tawd), and Thai Fish Cakes (Tawd Mun Pla).
Soups include Beef Soup with Noodles (Guay Tiew Nam-Neau), Clear Soup with Wontons (Giew Nam), Hot and Sour Prawn Soup (Tom Yum Goong), and Pumpkin and Coconut Cream Soup (Gaeng Liang Fak Tong).
Salads and Vegetables includes Thai Beef Salad (Yum Neau), Squid Salad (Yum Pla Meuk), Baby Corn and Sugar Snaps with Ginger and Garlic (Pad Yod Kao Pod Kab Khing) and Market Salad (Som Tam)
Curries include Thai Mussaman Curry (Gaeng Mussamsan), Jungle Curry (Gaeng Pah), Prawn and Pineapple Curry (Gaeng Khau Goong) and Mixed Vegetable Curry (Gaeng Kari Pak).
Stir-Fries includes Stir-Fry Chicken with Basil Leaves (Gai Pad Bai Kaprow) and Stir-Fry Squid with Garlic (Pla Meuk Kratiem Prikthai).
Fried Dishes include Fried Whole Fish with Tamarind Sauce (Pla Jien) and Deep-Fried Noodles with Sweet and Sour Sauce (Mee Krob)
Steams, Grills, Bakes and Barbecues includes Steamed Mussels with Lemon Grass and Basil (Hoy Malangpoo Neung), Steamed Stuffed Crab (Poo-Jar), Beef with Coconut (Pra Raam Long Song) and Thai-Style Casserole of Duck (Pad Tun).
Desserts includes Coconut Ice Cream (Alsa Khrim Ka-Thi), Glutinous Rice with Mango Slices (Khao Niew Mamoung), Pineapple Butterflies (Sub Pa Ros) and Pumpkin Filled with Coconut Custard (Sangkaya Phak Thong).
After all of these recipes, they even give you some menus so you can see which dishes go with which, how to plan and cook a Thai meal.
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