Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…Cooking Thai, anyone? (Don’t miss the cookbook giveaway at bottom of post.)

by Lisa on July 12, 2010

I am glad you are  joining us for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, this week. Please be polite and follow the rules of a blog carnival, mentioning TMTT and linking back to this post from your blog post. Thanks.

 Guess who will be cooking up some Thai food in the next few weeks?  ME!  I have always been intimidated about cooking Thai food.  It seems so exotic to me.  WELL, not now!I am here to demystify Thai cooking! Are you in?  Or are you already a Thai cooking superstar?

I was recently approached about receiving products from Thai Kitchen, for free.  The desire was for me to try the recipes and share my experience of cooking Thai food using the Thai Kitchen products.  I loved the idea. Knowing I would be provided with the “essentials” for Thai cuisine, I was ready for the challenge.

Simply Asian Foods sent me,  several of their products from the Thai Kitchen line.  I received several of the “staples” for preparing and cooking delicious Thai food.  They also included several wonderful recipes.  I am so excited to share my Thai cooking journey with you.
Here are the ingredients I have been provided:

  The recipes I received are: Red Curry Shrimp, Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Coconut Soup, Thai Beef Salad, and Red Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. All recipes take 20 minutes or LESS to cook.  I think that is awesome.  ALSO, if you want to find some other Thai Kitchen recipes more to your liking, go HERE to their website.  There are SO many great recipes.

    So, over the next month, I plan to try out these recipes.  You will see some of the journey shared on my Tempt My Tummy Tuesday posts. 

     Let me know what you think.  Do you cook Thai food?  My sister, Lana,  loves Pad Thai and has told me the Thai Kitchen products are her favorite when it comes to making her own Chicken Pad Thai.  I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts about Thai food.
    Today I am trying the Red Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps from the Thai Kitchen.  Below is the recipe.

    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Regrigerate: 30 minutes
    Makes 6 servings
    • 1/2 cup mayo
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp. Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste 
    • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
    • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
    • 1/4 cup chopped celery
    • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
    • 6 large iceberg lettuces leaves or 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
    • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanutes,coarsely chopped
    • chopped fresh Thai basil or cilantro (optional)

     MIX mayo, sour cream, Curry Paste and lime juice in large bowl until well blended.  Add chicken, celery and onion; toss to coat well.  Cover.

    REFRIGERATE at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
    SPOON chicken salad into center of each lettuce leaf.  Sprinkle with peanuts and basil (or cilantro), if desired.  Fold sides of lettuce over filling and roll up to serve.
    Thai Kitchen -Test Kitchen Tip:  Thai basil has dark green leaves with purple stems and has a licorice flavor.  It can be found in most Asian groceries.  If unavailable, substitute Italian basil.

    This was a super easy recipe.  I liked the flavors. I was expecting it to be very spicy. But it was not, which is great for feeding smaller children.  It is a great summer recipe. I hope you enjoy it.

    Don’t you want to try some Thai food yourself?  I have the opportunity to help you out!  Thai Kitchen is giving TWO winners a Thai Kitchen Cookbook

    PLEASE make sure I have an email address to reach you!!! If you do not leave an email address in your comments, you must make sure an email address is EASILY found on your website!! If I do not find an email address, I will choose another winner.

    This giveaway is limited to United States participants. 

    To Enter:  Leave a comment on this post.  

    For extra entries: (Leave a comment for each extra entry.)

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    This giveaway will end and winners announced on Monday, July 19th. I will pick two winners using http://www.Random.org.

    If after trying to contact the winner, I have not heard from you in seven days, I will pick another winner.


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