Thai Flavor Profile

Thai Flavor Profile


FLAVOR PROFILE TABLE
Base:
ginger, lemon grass and lime
Spices:
chile paste, chile peppers, curry paste
Herbs:
basil. cilantro, lime leaves (Makrud or Kaffir), mint
Trademarks:
bean sprouts, carrots, chicken, coconut milk, cucumber, fish sauce, green beans, jasmine rice, peanuts, peanut butter, rice noodles, rice vinegar, scallions, shallots, shrimp, soy sauce, tofu

THREE, TWO, ONE

A Thai-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 cooking method:

3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)


FIVE SIGNATURE Thai DISHES
chicken satay
curry {many varieties}
green papaya salad {som tam}
noodle soup {kuay tiew}
pad thai

NOBLE SUGGESTIONS
  • Serve chicken satay for a kid-friendly Thai meal. They will be excited about chicken on a stick. You will be thrilled they are enjoying a little culture on their plate.
  • As you examine the items in the Thai Flavor Profile, you may find that some of these products are not readily available at your typical supermarket. This could be an opportunity for a unique adventure or date night activity. Locate your nearest Asian food market and explore the products that stock the aisles. Maybe they will have those Kaffir lime leaves to complete the Thai dish of your dreams.
  • Pad thai or fried rice can make for an impressively speedy supper. Try one of these options for a weeknight meal and serve family style. Variety is the spice of life!

BRAG AND BLOOPERS

Lets be honest. Sometimes brilliance happens in the kitchen and other times it is a complete fiasco. We want to hear it all. Brag about new cooking skills or let us share in the frustration. Please reply to this post.

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