I’m excited to share this beautiful tom yum spinach stir fry which I learned from my daughter! I have been very busy lately and didn’t had much time to cook. One day my daughter went on an experiment spree in my kitchen! When she found a bottle of tom yum paste in the fridge, she was so delighted and tried it on spinach. Oh wow…I have to admit it was very delicious. Best of all it was so simple and really quick to cook, maybe a minute or two only. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will be better cooks than me so that I can relax…haha
Tom yum is a very popular ingredient in Thai cuisine. It’s hard work making it from scratch. I usually just use the ready paste, especially in making hot pot soup. You can easily get this paste from any Asian shops. This is the brand that I use. Thai food is just beautiful! My family loves Thai food.
Spinach is a very tender and delicious vegetable. It is a very healthy vegetable, full of vitamins and minerals. However it’s best to eat it raw as in salad or added to other vegetables to make juice as I read that when cooked, the oxalic acid in the spinach crystallises and is not very good for health. You can read more on that. I don’t eat it very often and if I do, I usually just go for a very quick stir fry or in salad.
The recipe is very simple and easy.
250g spinach leaves
1T tom yam paste
1/2 t sea salt
fried garlic oil
Heat up some garlic oil in a frying pan. Add the spinach and give a quick stir fry. Turn off the heat and add the tom yam paste and sea salt. Mix well, dish up and serve hot with rice. I’m happy just to have this with rice. If you like more kick to it, you can add some chili oil to spice it up.
What is your favourite Thai dish? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other Thai food that you may be interested in:
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
Galangal Chicken Soup
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
Thai Beef Butternut Squash Soup
Thai Mango Salad By Hubby On New Year 2010
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