But there are lots of awesome recipes that call for fish sauce: here are some of my favorites: Thai ground beef or satay chicken.
Lemongrass (also used in the satay chicken dish) was an ingredient that frustrated me for a long time: it's hard to find, and when you DO find it, it's a pain to peel and chop. Behold:
Lemongrass paste from the herb section at the grocery store! I've never had a problem finding this at our local QFC or Safeway (Dominick's to those back home). Again, this is something that will keep for months in the fridge, as does the hoisin sauce - and that stuff tastes great on it's own in any stir fry. Yet another item that can keep for months? Ginger. I get a knob of ginger, peel it and stick it in a snack size Ziploc in the freezer before I ever use it - that way, it's so much easier to grate into dishes, rather than chop, and will keep for months.
Anyway, hope this was helpful in some way and will inspire more at home Thai cooking!
- Monday - Pizza
- Tuesday - simple grilled chicken with spicy honey marinade (equal parts honey, Tabasco and olive oil with a dash of paprika), rice and salad
- Wednesday - Aidells basil and roasted garlic sausages with sweet potato crisps
- Thursday - stuffed flounder filets from Trader Joes and quinoa with spinach and goat cheese
- Friday - 'million dollar spaghetti' with ground turkey, and a lot less butter... (new recipe experiment)
- Saturday - seven flavor beef, brown rice and baby bok choy
- Sunday - chipotle chicken chowder