Wednesday, June 4, 2008

blogger Challenge #2

Michelle's post reminded me of one of our favorites! I first discovered this when we were first married and BROKE. We love Thai but could rarely go out for it, so I was thrilled when I found this!

It's also a Taste of Thai mix, the Peanut Sauce Mix. SO GOOD!

Here's way #1 I use it- Stir Fry style
1 Can of light coconut milk
1 packet of Taste of Thai Peanut Sauce (there is 2 packets in the pouch, use both)
A couple cups each of carrots, broccoli, bell pepper, sugar snap peas cut up
1 onion
clove of garlic
1 can of water chestnuts/bamboo shoots (optional)
2 chicken breasts
2 cups rice (I use wild rice, but you can use plain white)

Get your rice going in the rice cooker if you have one, on the stove if you don't

mix the packets into the coconut milk and let it simmer while you do the following (oh, the longer it simmers the spicier it gets, we like it with a little kick):

slice up onion and saute it.

I add a cup or two of each carrots, broccoli, sugar peas, 1 can water chestnuts bamboo shoots, bell peppers, sometimes I add some crushed garlic and fresh ginger if I have it...whatever I have and throw it in until tender crisp and set aside.

I like to grill my 2 chicken breasts whole for 7 min per side(I think it stays juicier that way-can be done on gas grill or in fry pan)let it rest for a couple minutes and then slice it up. Add it to veggie mix and pour the peanut sauce over it. Serve over delish!!

Way #2 I use it is Skewers w/ Dipping Sauce
cut of chicken breast into strips, skewer it lightly salt and pepper it and grill till done. Make rice for the side, and use the peanut sauce (prepared the same as above) as a dipping sauce for the chicken skewers. Yumm!

1 comment:

letty said...

My husband thanks you! We like Thai too and cant wait to give this one a whirl. I needed a good recipe for Thai that falls in the simple category. :)