We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. —-Adelle Davis
Sunday, February 27, 2011
My try at Thai!
Sometimes I am a picky eater. I like to try new things....but only within my comfort zone. I only recently started liking seafood. And by seafood I mean fish and shrimp. I love Mexican and Itailian food....so why not try Thai. I am not even sure I know the flavor profile of what Thai food is supposed to taste like. I received a recipe on friday for a Thai-Style Pork Stew that I just couldn't seem to resist. There were around 85 different reviews and I read every single one of them. The one complaint the readers had was that there wasn't enough sauce. Everyone that had tried this receipe raved about it. Tonight I made this recipe and I have to say I was a fan. It was sweet, juicy and filling. Sweet....is that what Thai is supposed to taste like? I don't know but I like it. The recipe called for 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes so I figured it would be a little on the spicy side. NOT AT ALL. The sweetness of the peanut butter and teriaki sauce completely negate the pepper flakes. I will definately be making this recipe again but I think I will be adding a little more pepper flake to kick it up a notch. I had jasmine rice on hand so I used that instead of basmati like the recipe calls for. Jasmine rice in general is sweeter that your typical white or brown rice so that obviously contributed to the sweet factor of my dinner. I also used crunchy peanut butter. Many of the previous reviews suggested this so I went with it. LOVE the crunch factor. I would even put some extra on top. If you want to try Thai....this is your recipe.
All set up and ready to cook for 8 hours on low
After 8 hours and on top of Jasmine rice with a green onion garnish
Here is a link to the recipe that I followed for this delicious meal