Mushroom Tom Yum

MushroomTomYum WMSoup Ingredients:

1 lemongrass stalk, cleaned and crushed with a kitchen mallet, then tied into a knot
1 oz dried Oyster mushrooms, chopped
1 oz dried Shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3 kaffir lime leaves, dried or fresh, left whole
1 knob galangal, peeled, sliced, and smashed (or 1 t ginger plus 1/4 t ground black pepper)
6 cups water
1 tablespoons fish sauce Read More

Thai Dipping Sauce


1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 T plus 1 t sugar
1 hot pepper, minced (red jalapeno, serrano, cayenne, or Thai chile)
1 T cilantro leaves, minced

Spoon Mage™ Note:

Be careful while mincing the pepper. If you have sensitive skin, put the hand that holds the pepper inside Read More

Thai Yum Nua


Salad Ingredients:

1 lb lean tender steak, grilled to taste and thinly sliced (medium rare or rare is traditional) – or use warm slices of leftover steak
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
6 large leaves of lettuce, use just enough to provide a pretty bed for the rest of the salad
1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup tomatoes, cut into chunks
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped Read More

Thai Basil Chicken


1 T peanut oil
8 cloves garlic, chopped
3 shallots, thinly sliced
2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, chopped into small pieces
4 kaffir lime leaves, fresh or dried
8 Thai chiles or 2 jalapenos, chopped and then pounded with mortar and pestle to open the fibers
1 T black soy sauce
1 T t oyster sauce
1 T fish sauce
1 1/2 cups fresh Thai basil
1/4 t ground white pepper Read More

Cabbage, Red Pepper, Green Bean Salad

250-CabbageSaladSalad Ingredients:

3 cups purple cabbage, thinly sliced into two inch lengths
3 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced into two inch lengths
1 red bell pepper, sliced into two inch lengths
1 cup raw green beans, thinly sliced on the diagonal into one inch lengths

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup of lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 T fish sauce (vegetarians should substitute Mrs. Braggs)
2-5 Thai chilies
10 garlic cloves Read More