If there’s any food that I would love to eat over and over again apart from all the wonderful Malaysian food, I would give a thumb up for Thai food. If you love lemon grass, galangal, ginger, turmeric, chilies, lemon and coconut, you would love Thai food too. They are good ingredients for health too. Divina has just posted a very good article on the benefits of turmeric, ginger and lemon on her blog, Sense and Serendipity. She showed how to make a lovely tea from them.
I ate a few times at Thai restaurants and was overwhelmed by the fine, awesome taste and aroma of it’s many dishes, especially the soups. I decided to try Pumpkin, Prawn And Coconut Soup, Thai Style, the day before. It was very delicious. My whole family liked it very much. Here’s my recipe to share.
900g pumpkin (peel and cut into big chunks)
500g prawns (I used ready peeled)
a handful of coriander (wash and chopped)
3 pieces of lemon grass (mash)
1 big onion (peel and chop)
1/2 whole garlic (peel and chop)
1 knob of ginger (wash and slice)
1 chili (optional)
Heat up some oil in a pot or frying pan. It’s easier to use a pot as you can just add the rest into it. Put in all the Ingredients B and fry until fragrant. Then add in the pumpkin pieces and the water. Cook until the pumkin is cooked. Add in the coriander, prawns and Ingredients C. Let it boil again until the prawns are cooked. Adjust according to your taste. Serve hot. It goes great with rice, or even alone by itself.
1T fish sauce
juice of 1/2 lemon
200ml coconut cream
This is such a lovely soup. I hope you will try it out. I hope to learn other Thai dish and I’ll share with you.
Do you like Thai food? What are your favourite Thai dishes? Do you cook Thai? What is your favourite ingredient in Thai food? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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