It’s definitely dipped in temperature. The leaves have all begun to fall and there are such beautiful colours wherever you look when stepping outside. We’ve wrapped our scarves tightly around us and pulled down our hats and everything smells of pumpkin and spice. It is at this time of year when families are looking for comfort food – delicious meals, that warm you through and through but also don’t take a lot of time to prepare or cook.
Just because it’s colder out there, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some delicious home cooked Thai food that is easy and that the whole family will enjoy. We thought we’d share some recipes that we reckon might even be as good as ours… well almost!
How about this green Thai autumn vegetable curry recipe. The flavour of this is fantastic, with the curry paste freshly made and the veg all roasted before it’s dressed in its sauce for extra flavour.
Stir-Fried Pumpkin with Eggs, is made with what looks like a pumpkin, but technically is called is kabocha squash, or a Japanese pumpkin. If you can find Thai pumpkin, of course use that. You can also use butternut squash, but make sure you peel it. I wouldn’t use traditional American pumpkins because they would fall apart and taste weird.
Soothing. That’s what comes to my mind when I think of Tom Kha Gai, aka Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with Galangal. What makes this dish stand out is the kha, or galangal. I like to think of it as the big brother to ginger. In my humble opinion, it’s tougher and stronger than ginger and doesn’t mind taking the lead. Make sure you add lots of it to your soup to accentuate its awesome flavour.
The soothing, comforting smell of Thai massaman beef curry is just mesmerising. Many Thai dishes are stir-fried quickly a few minutes before it’s time to sit down and eat, and taste best eaten immediately. All the cosy flavours of Thai Massaman curry, but with the ease of the crockpot! Thai curry paste, beef, onion and potatoes, the best way to warm up a cold night!
If you want to try something new for breakfast, try out savoury Thai rice porridge with pork dumplings! You’ll be shocked at how delicious it is!