Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thai Fish Cake orTod Mun Pla Recipe By Badhige

You Need:
- 1 egg
- 500 grams white fish meat, minced or chopped
- 1 cup thinly sliced string beans.
- 3 tablebspoons chopped fresh kaffir lime leaves.
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of red curry paste
-3 cups cooking oil for frying

Ingredients for Cucumber Relish : 
-1 cup cucumber, diced
-1/2 cup ground roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup white vinegar or rice wine vinegar

How to Make The Cakes
-  Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well knead with the hand until it sticks and mixed well.
- Spoon the mixture 2 tbsp; shape into small patties about 3" in diameter and deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.
-Serve with cucumber relish.

How to Make Cucumber  Relish
-  Mix sugar and vinegar in the pot and heat.
-When the mixture boiling, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Spoon into a cup, add diced cucumber and top with ground peanuts.

Serves for 02 person.

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Thai Chicken Soup with Coconut and Lemongrass (Tom Ka Gai) Recipe: By Badhige

This simple Thai chicken soup has that distinctive Thai flavor - a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the winter, when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off the cold or flu. Tom Ka Kai can either be served as an appetizer or as the star player (noodles can be added if you're planning to make this soup as a main entree). So sip, slurp, and enjoy!

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

6 cups good-quality chicken stock (Serves 2 as the main entree, or 4-6 as an appetizer)
1-2 chicken breasts, sliced, OR 1-2 cups roasted chicken or turkey
1 lemongrass stalk, OR 3 Tbsp. frozen prepared lemongrass
4 kaffir limes leaves (fresh or frozen)
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 thumb-size piece galangal or ginger, grated
1-3 fresh red chilies, minced (to taste), OR substitute 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. dried crushed chili
1/2 to 1 can good-quality coconut milk
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2+ Tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. brown sugar (optional, according to taste)
handful fresh coriander leaves
handful fresh basil leaves
3 spring (green) onions, sliced
optional: other vegetables, like sliced bell pepper or cherry tomatoes
optional: *wheat or rice noodles, if serving as the main course (see tip below)


1. Slice and mince the lower portion of the lemongrass stalk. Retain the upper stalk for the soup pot.
2. Place chicken broth in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. If you have leftover chicken or turkey bones, add those too. Bring to a boil.
3. Add fresh chicken (or leftover chicken or turkey) and mushrooms. Also add the prepared lemongrass (including upper stalk pieces), plus kaffir lime leaves and fresh chili. Boil 5-8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
4. Turn heat down to medium. Add the galangal or ginger, 1/2 can coconut milk, the fish sauce, and extra vegetables (if using). Stir well. Simmer gently 1-2 minutes.
5. Turn heat down to minimum. Add lime juice and stir.
6. Do a taste test. Look for a balance between spicy, sour, salty, and sweet flavors. Start with salty, adding more fish sauce if not salty or flavorful enough (1 Tbsp. at a time). If too sour, add the sugar plus a little more if you need it. If too spicy, or if you'd like it creamier, add more coconut milk. If not spicy enough, add more chili.
7. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Sprinkle a little fresh coriander, basil, and spring onion over each bowl. For an extra kick of flavor, add a dollop of either store-bought or own homemade Nam Prik Pao Chili Sauce.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chocolate-Raspberry Cake Recipe: By Badhige

This four-layered chocolate raspberry cake features a tangy raspberry filling and a rich foolproof butter-cream icing. Top the cake with fresh raspberries for a simple and elegant presentation.

Yield: Makes 12 to 16 servings

* Double-layer chocolate cake
* 1 cup raspberry jam
* 3 tablespoons raspbery-flavored Syrup, such as Monin

* Foolproof buttercream
* Rinsed fresh raspberries (about 6 oz. total)


Split the layers of the double-layer chocolate cake, making four total. Spread each of the first three with raspberry jam (about 1/3 cup on each). Stir raspberry-flavored liqueur into foolproof buttercream to frost cake. Garnish with raspberries.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 642 (56% from fat)
Protein: 6.7g
Fat: 40g (sat 24)
Carbohydrate: 70g
Fiber: 2.3g
Sodium: 298mg
Cholesterol: 205mg