Posts Tagged ‘Thai’
Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles
Seafood • Tags: Asian, blogger block, coconut vinegar, fish sauce, rice noodles, shrimp paste, Thai, umami
“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” That was the question I tossed out into the world via Twitter last week. As I walked through the grocery store aisles, my stride was lazy and slow. My eyes scanned the bright, round produce, sterile metal cans and study cardboard boxed meals as I retraced my steps through the store, hoping something, anything, would literally hit me upside the head with inspiration. Instead, I just looked like that girl who was mumbling to herself as she retraced her steps through the store. Over and over again. Amir and I have both been running around with our respective day jobs lately, as well as planning a beer-paired menu for an upcoming birthday and a group trip to Portland. Some of the meals in our kitchens have been the kind of dishes you make for yourself when you don’t want to make anything at all. Others have been takeout. But today, oh today, we have a recipe hot and fresh just for you.
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Thai Crab Cake Tacos with Green Papaya Carrot Slaw
Seafood • Tags: Alaska Seafood, crab cakes, fish sauce, fish taco contest, sriracha, Thai
For the next four months, Alaska Seafood is celebrating the fish taco. They’ve invited us, along with a few other food bloggers, to join in. The next few months will feature posts filled with many new fish taco creations, some fun recipe contests, and a few exciting giveaways all leading up to one lucky blog winning a trip to the great land of Alaska when it’s all said and done. The grand prize is the main reason we decided to hop on board. We hope to be that winning blog and are eager to share our first of five installments featuring our different spins on the mighty fish taco.
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Thai Black Rice Salad
Vegetarian • Tags: black rice, cooking with coconut oil, green papaya, product review, Thai, Tropical Traditions, vegan salad
There are some dishes that make an impression on you because they include a number of impressionable ingredients. This is a salad made of rice and vegetables. That’s all really. Actually, it’s more than that. It’s a salad made of rice and vegetables and truly authentic Thai ingredients that mesh in a colorful, filling, spicy, crunchy meal. One of the main ingredients in this dish is coconut oil. We received a free sample of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review, and honestly, as is the case, it took a while to actually get around to it. In truth, the coconut oil was used a good bit, but all of the applications were haphazard as it was the first time cooking with the alternative oil. A little here to saute shrimp and scallions, a bit there to pan fry potatoes with garam masala, a drizzle over toast. It was a good addition to those dishes, and it proved to be great in this simple rice salad as well. When you combine several special, unique ingredients in one meal, the end result is going to hold its own.
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