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 Post subject: Re: Summer Tomatoes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:25 am 
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Still Lit wrote:
I'm going to dive into Thai food soon. I find the making of the curry pastes to be daunting.
Don't be intimidated. You can sidestep the "daunting" part of layering ingredients in a mortar and pestle if you own a small food processor with a pulse button. Blenders are iffy and mostly won't work - not recommended. Follow quantities to the letter if you aren't accustomed to asian ingredients like lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, or fish sauce. Make the curry paste and freeze it in ice cube forms, then bag them in ziplock. They'll last a few months. This may be a bit more than you are looking for, but widely considered one of the best thai food books around.

https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Food-David- ... 1580084621

And if you want to eat vegetables :
https://www.amazon.com/Plenty-Vibrant-V ... 1452101248
They aren't "quick, simple, and easy" recipes, but beat the hell out of your typical vegetarian dishes.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer Tomatoes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:55 am 
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Still Lit wrote:
I'm going to dive into Thai food soon. I find the making of the curry pastes to be daunting.
Don't be intimidated. You can sidestep the "daunting" part of layering ingredients in a mortar and pestle if you own a small food processor with a pulse button. Blenders are iffy and mostly won't work - not recommended. Follow quantities to the letter if you aren't accustomed to asian ingredients like lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, or fish sauce. Make the curry paste and freeze it in ice cube forms, then bag them in ziplock. They'll last a few months. This may be a bit more than you are looking for, but widely considered one of the best thai food books around.

https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Food-David- ... 1580084621

And if you want to eat vegetables :
https://www.amazon.com/Plenty-Vibrant-V ... 1452101248
They aren't "quick, simple, and easy" recipes, but beat the hell out of your typical vegetarian dishes.


Many thanks for the very fine advice and the helpful links. Now I just have actually to find a kaffir lime.

To be clear, I do eat meat, but not very often. The older I get, the less I seem to desire it, especially beef. My favorite meat these days is trout off the grill.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer Tomatoes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:43 pm 
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SteelerChef wrote:
I use a flower pot as a smoker. My neighbor was notably pissed off it worked at least as well if not better as his very expensive brand name one. Lol.

Fats and Oils. Lots of new thought there. I use primarily olive oil coconut oil rendered fat from animals and butter. I dont like lab creations for lots of reasons.

Dont use much and youll be fine. Sauteeing vegetables etc doesnt take much.
Fat is an essential nutrient. Anything fat free is probably an industrial lab creation I want zero part of


Hey corn boy, i thought this is appropriate for ya!!! :)


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