When the leaves start falling and the weather starts to change, all we want is warming comfort food to come home to. One of the best ways to do this is by making use of your slow cooker. You pop all the ingredients in when you get up in the morning and then eat it when you get home at the end of a cold, dark day – it’s perfect.
Now, just because you’re not standing in front of a stove for a few hours does not mean you can’t enjoy delicious Thai food because there are so many slow cooker recipes that make delicious Thai food that you’d be mad not to try them. So, here is a round up of a few recipes for you to try.
It’s true that the long, slow cooking period mellows flavors. But bold spices, in bold amounts, will hold their own over time. Here, we start with big flavor from a good amount of curry paste and fish sauce, and we finish with fresh touches of cilantro and lime juice that amplify the taste of everything. Serve over a bed of brown rice or brown rice noodles to catch all the sauce.
There are those days that I am in the mood for planning a leisurely dinner. I don’t even mind the time that I spend in the kitchen and I make sure the different steps that the meal requires are done right with perfect timing. Then there are those days that I’d rather be done with the preparation for the meal in one step and then have the rest of the day to do something else. This Thai chicken stew is one of those meals where most of the prepping is done right at the beginning, then you let the slow cooker do the work for you.
This Thai pineapple vegetarian curry is everything I’ve been craving but couldn’t quite put my finger on. Its:
- Spicy yet sweet
- Complex yet easy
- Weeknight-friendly yet company-ready
- Bold yet familiar
And of course it’s family-friendly.
The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don’t. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chillies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the end just to cook them through. Crushed peanuts, scallion, and fresh lime juice finish it off for added texture, fresh flavor, and bright balance.