Category Archives: Thai Green Curry

Horapa Moo….Pork and Holy Basil

Pork and Basil……..recipe as promised.

Ingredients:

For 1 serving.

100 gm pork loin sliced finely

2/3 birds eye chillies. cut in small slices.

2/3 cloves garlicSAM_6054 finely sliced.

2 long beans( snake beans) chopped in small pieces.

2 stems Thai Holy Basil.

1 tbsp Oyster Sauce.

Shake or 2 of Maggi ( seasoning sauce)

1/2 tsp black soy.

Method:

Put tiny bit oil in small frying pan.

Add Oyster Sauce, Maggi and Black Soy stir to combine.

Add chillies and garlic and cook for  1 minute then add your finely sliced pork loin-stirring until cooked about 2- 3 mins. Add Green Beans and Thai Holy Basil cook for further 2 mins.

In the picture, I have served it with cauliflower rice but I also serve with steamed rice it depends just how I feel…

Enjoy!

This is one of my favourite dishes….Holy basil is also used when making Thai Green Curry and also Thai pork salad.… Called Larb here……Holy basil is truly a  lovely herb….

I hope you enjoy recipes which are all tried, tested and authentic….

I can now also be found over on my new blog called Orienthailiving where I am taking you  on a journey to my favourite place…Thailand… There are recipes, traditions and places to see…

Until next time stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot…..

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Matcha Tea

Good Morning from sunny Thailand…

I am just going out for my morning walk and to the market, it is Thai Green Curry tonight… The recipe which can be found alongside some marvellous health benefits of the beautiful aubergine on Sally’s and Carol’s ( Moi) weekly post.

I am also 5 posts into my new self-hosting venture and am busy doing a little PDF booklet of my favourite Thai recipes as a thank you for signing up to Mailchimp..so watch this space…

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In the meantime, it would lovely in the event there is no re-blog or press this button for self-hosted sites if you could pop over and say hello… I miss you guys when I am over there…No-one to speak to….

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Now I need to get a wiggle on and take my morning constitutional walkie….

Until next time…stay safe, laugh a lot and as you know it is Free medicine and proven to be good for you x

26 Week Photo Challenge: “G”

It’s that time of the week again and check out Lori’s “G” they are great pics. https://lumar1298.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/26-weeks-letter-challenge-g/comment-page-1/#comment-7854

Now it’s my turn..well my numero 1 has to be:

One of my favorites Thai ” Green Curry

If the pictures have tickled your taste buds then you can find the recipe here https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/i-wont-be-impressed-with-technology-until-i-can-download-food/

Now let me see what else can I think of…… ” Grandad” teaching our grandson how to hold and shoot a gun at a local rifle range.

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Next it be “Green ” and lots of it can be found  in my “Garden”. Can you see my lovely Curry Plant which I have natured from a very small seedling?

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Now let’s think ??????? my final one for this week is……. ” Gate ” and the bottom picture is young Saangchai when he was a lot smaller deciding wether or not he could squeeze underneath the gate……he couldn’t but soon found out that it took a lot more than our gates to keep young Houdini in…..Ha Ha

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Well that’s it until next week when it’s ” H ” mmmmmm easy peasy…..so stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot..until next time…love you all 🙂

I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download FOOD!

Wow…. what a thought that is…just imagine trawling through your food blogs and coming upon this recipe that jumps out at you and ” You want it now” …….that just screams….  Eat Me !

You look in the cupboards and you have everything bar one item to make that dish, it’s chucking it down with rain, rush hour or the gas man is coming…..awwww damm and blast!

Just imagine if you could press a button and voila…it’s there ..right in front of you…

Come on ladies and gents it ain’t happening yet but I can tickle your taste buds with these delicious recipes. A lovely Thai Green Curry and Chocolate brownies although as I couldn’t get proper chocolate here..cos I don’t know if you are aware but to stop chocolate melting they add something and it’s nasty..yuk

So what I have done is made brownies normally…. no coconut flour and will try to get proper chocolate and make a batch for my next food blog….. we can then compare…good idea or what ..a double lot of brownies to sample…..mmmmmmm can’t be bad in my book….

Chocolate Brownies:

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup oil…I used Coconut Oil but can use vegetable or other oil of your choice.

1 cup sugar.

1/2 Cup flour.

1/3 cup cocoa ( unsweetened)

1/4  tsp baking powder.

1/4 tsp salt.

1 tsp vanilla extract.

2 Eggs.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Method:

Put all ingredients except for eggs in food processor and blitz.

Beat eggs together and add to mixture, combine well.

Stir in walnuts if using.

Pour batter into 9 x 9 greased and floured pan.

Put in pre heated oven on 350( 175) and cook for 20/30 mins until shrinks away from sides of pan.

Remove from oven, cool and cut in squares. I sieved icing sugar on the top of mine.

Taste test: These are the first Brownies I have made for ages… the sponge is quite light but was more brownie like the following day. I prefer a more gooey, chewy brownie but they were ok.

Thai Green Curry:

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts cut into cubes.
6 Thai egg plant. cut into quarters……They are the larger ones in the pictures.
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sm bunch small egg-plant ( optional) Pea like size in Picture.
5/6 stems of Thai sweet basil (pick of leaves)
Large can or two sm cartons of coconut milk.
10 straw mushrooms quartered or use button mushroom.
Method:
2/3 tbsp curry paste( maybe start with 11/2) I don’t know how hot you eat curry.
Cook with tiny amount of oil to release flavour, add tbsp fish sauce cook for 2 mins slowly add coconut milk and simmer gently.
Add chicken, cook on simmer for 20 mins then add vegetables and Thai basil cook for further 20 mins serve with Steamed or boiled rice.
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If you are making veggie curry just omit chicken and add carrots and broccoli or veg of your choice.
When we had our restaurant, chef always put extra veg in mine as she knew I liked veg so can add to chicken curry as well if you like although that is not the norm just how she did mine.
You can use beef or pork instead of chicken if you like but will req longer cooking.
Garnish with sprig Thai basil and extra sliced  chilli… if req.