Join cookbook author and cooking instructor Nancie McDermott as she demystifies the techniques and ingredients behind everyday, quick-to-cook Thai cuisine! Get started by perfecting the art of delicious Thai-style rice. Then, learn how to work with southeast Asian aromatics such as fresh lemongrass, wild lime leaves and Thai chilies as you make a crowd-pleasing chicken coconut soup. Master marinades and sauces as you build a chili-garlic sauce for flavorful mini-burgers. Plus, create a quick red curry paste for beef cooked with sweet potatoes, zucchini and peas. Youll even learn how to cook popular pad Thai with shrimp, which is sure to become your newest craving. Finally, unlock the secrets of satisfying stir-fry and satay as you transform tender, marinated chicken into two delicious dishes.
Fluffy rice is the foundation of many Thai meals, soaking up the savory sauces from stir-fries and curries. Nancie explains how jasmine rice came by its name and shows how to prepare it perfectly every time, whether you're making it on the stovetop or in a rice cooker. As a bonus, she demonstrates how to create a favorite Thai snack -- crispy rice cakes -- using leftover rice.
Gain a new understanding of the key aromatic ingredients in Thai cooking as Nancie shows how to choose and prepare Asian basil, wild lime leaves, galangal and more. Plus, learn about easy-to-find ingredients that can be substituted in these recipes with good results. Then prepare a quick and satisfying chicken coconut soup, which is sure to become a comforting favorite.