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Thai Shrimp Sauce (Nam Prik)

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Food & Recipes

Look for dried shrimp which are salmon pink and yield slightly when pressed through the packet, indicating freshness.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons small dried shrimp
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 shallots or small red onions
2 fresh red chillies
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons palm sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons water

Directions

Thai Red Curry Paste

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

Thai Pepper-Coriander Paste

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Food & Recipes

It will keep well in a glass jar in the refrigerator providing a clean dry spoon is used each time.

Ingredients

2 bunches fresh coriander
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
4 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

Thai Masaman Curry Paste

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Ingredients

Thai Green Curry Paste

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Ingredients

8 fresh green chillies
2 medium onions, chopped
6 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander roots, stems and leaves
3 tablespoons finely sliced lemon grass
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped galangal in brine
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

Directions

Thai Dipping Suce

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons white or light palm sugar
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh bird's eye chilies

Directions

Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar dissolves. Serve as a dipping sauce or salad dressing.


Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)

Thai Chili and Shrimp Sauce

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Food & Recipes

This keeps well if stored in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator. Makes about 500 ml (2 cups).

Ingredients

10 large dried red chilies
1 rounded tablespoon dried tamarind
185 g/6 oz/1 1/2 cups dried shrimp
375 g/12 oz shallots, peeled and sliced
or 3 large onions, finely chopped
4 tablespoons chopped garlic
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup peanut oil
125 g/4 oz palm sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons lime juice

Directions

Tamarind Sauce

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Food & Recipes

Serve with samosas, pakoras, or lentil pancakes.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients

1 rounded tablespoon dried tamarind pulp 250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of chilli powder (optional)

Directions

Tamarind Chatni

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons dried tamarind pulp
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons jaggery or brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
pinch chilli powder (optional)
lime or lemon juice to taste

Directions

Syrup for Falooda

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Food & Recipes

The scented syrup is available in Asian shops, but is easy enough to make. Cool and store in a bottle in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

1 kg/2 lb/4 cups white sugar
750 ml/1 1/2 pints/3cups water
30 drops essence of rose
15 drops essence of kewra
red food colouring

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