Week Five- Exploring cuisine of Southeast Asia

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This week I made broiled tilapia with a coconut curry sauce and served it with brown rice. Not only was this my first time making Thai food, it was also my first time cooking fish; I’d say the dish was a complete success.

Seafood is a huge component of Thai cuisine, many people who live on the coast of Thailand make their livelihood through the seafood market. Flavor is also a large constituent in Thai cuisine; many recipes call for various spices, creating an aromatic component  to each dish. Thai cuisine also varies according to region, and each region tends to share correlations with surrounding areas. Some Thai dishes are also based from Indian and Laotian adaptations.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons red curry paste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
2 tablespoons cilantro
4  tilapia fillets
3 cups hot cooked white rice
1 lime

I used the directions from Food.com’s website:

http://www.food.com/recipe/broiled-tilapia-with-thai-coconut-curry-sauce-116882

 

Some other Thai dishes you may want to try:

  • Thai Spring Rolls

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fresh-Spring-Rolls-With-Thai-Dipping-Sauce/Detail.aspx?prop24=hn_slide1_Fresh-Spring-Rolls-With-Thai-Dipping-Sauce&evt19=1

  • Pad Thai

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sukhothai-Pad-Thai/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Thai-Pork-with-Peanut-Sauce/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Chicken Satay

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Satay/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Thai Tofu

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Amazing-Simple-Thai-Tofu/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Thai Cashew Chicken

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Thai-Cashew-Chicken/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Tom Yum Koong Soup

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tom-Yum-Koong-Soup/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Red Curry Thai Shrimp

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Shrimp-Red-Thai-Curry/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Thai Fish Cakes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Thai-Fish-Cakes/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Pad Se Eew

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pad-Se-Eew/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

  • Gkai Kamin

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Gkai-Kamin/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

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