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A Thai Dinner Party at Home, Part VI: Bringing It All Together

You’ve gathered the utensils and spent time in the kitchen experimenting screaming and sucking your burned thumb to make all the wonderful Thai dishes you want to share. Time to eat!

Get some tea and coffee going, if you like to have them. The tea is consumed, hot or cold, with the meal. Thai coffee can […]

A Thai Dinner Party at Home, Part V: Desserts

Dessert isn’t served every meal in Thailand, of course. Nearly every opportunity to partake is exercised, however! When a full meal with guests is served, there are often two desserts, not just one. So if you’re a dessertaholic then Thai cuisine and customs are tailor-made for you.

Here are a couple of nice selections, out of […]

A Thai Dinner Party at Home, Part IV: Main Dishes

Almost time to eat! Here are my personal suggestions for dishes for your dinner party:

Sauteed Greens (Bai Gup Kao)
Red Curry Beef (Gaeng Ped Neua)
Tamarind Fried Fish (Pla Chien)
Green Curry Duck (Gaeng Keo Wan Pet)
Gala Salad (Pak Sod)

You don’t need all of these, but a couple of entrĂ©es is nice if you have 6-8 adults eating. […]

A Thai Dinner Party at Home, Part III: Soup and Rice

Whether you’re holding a formal or informal Thai dinner, you’ll want soup and a rice dish. Here are my suggestions, although there are certainly a wide range of possible substitutes:

Chicken Tom Yam Gai Soup
Thai Combo Fried Rice

If you snoop around a little on the Web looking for “authentic” Tom Yam, you will find there […]

A Thai Dinner Party at Home, Part II: Appetizers

I know, I promised last installment that we’d talk about soups and stuff. I got ahead of myself! Before you have the diners move to the main courses, consider having some appetizers first. Besides encouraging the group to chat and relax, serving appetizers give you time to put the finishing touches on your dishes.

Satay is […]

A Thai Dinner Party at Home, Part I

I found a stash of recipes I’ve worked on before and then somehow forgotten. Someday I gotta get organized! In the meantime, I’d like to share this collection of Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian dishes. I’ll be adding them to Dad’s Chile Cookbook, and of course I’ll upload the majority of them to the Recipes du […]

On Your Mark; Get Set: Grill!

Trout on the Grill

Now that the weather here in south Texas has turned off hotter than a laptop battery and drier than baked sand casserole, it’s time to get grilling!

My buddy Tom over at the Trout Underground is always fishing around for new “on the grill” recipes for the trout he buys at the market. […]

Samosa for Breakfast

The day started out great: I had spicy Samosa for breakfast! The stuffing was actually a spicy Thai curry concoction. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but very nice in spite of that. I had seconds, coated in sweet-red chilli sauce. It’s a good thing I’m leaving here soon, or I could […]