Monday, April 13, 2009

thai curry aka evil jungle princess recipe

I think I'll look up points for this gem. The Thaifoon dish was heavenly. Click on title to follow link to a foodie blog!
Ingredients follow... you'll need to go to her link if you want to make it. Once I make it I'll post here how it tasted...
  • *1 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • *2 1/4 inch Lemon Grass stalk- trimmed and bias sliced (can't get fresh lemon grass? Some places have it dehydrated and others have a lemongrass paste!)
  • *2-3 lime leaves (can't find these? just use a little more lemon grass and/or lime juice)
  • *2 Tbsp Palm Sugar
  • *1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • *1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • *2 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
  • *13 oz Coconut Milk (not the sweetened kind, just regular)
  • *Chicken Breasts- cut to bite size pieces or strips
  • *1/2 cup fresh chinese long beans-blanched (these are like really long green beans, but slightly different. If you can't find these at your oriental market, you can just use fresh green beans. They aren't in the picture because they didn't have any the day I went to the market.)
  • *Red bell pepper- cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • *1/2 cup blanched Asparagus spears
  • *Canned Bamboo Shoots
  • *1 tsp Lime Juice
  • *1/4 cup Fresh Thai Basil- chopped (if you can't find Thai Basil.... you guessed it... just use regular fresh Basil!)
  • *1/4 cup Frest Mint leaves- chopped
  • *Roasted Peanuts- chopped
  • *Jasmine Rice (or whatever kind of rice you want...)
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2 comments:

Trish said...

Oh yeah!!!! That looks like it's right on!
You rock! I'm definitely trying this sometime. Points be damned!

P.S. I have more dried lemongrass than I will use in my entire life. If you need some let me know.

Crystal said...

I have to make sure my sister sees this. She loves Thai food. Hope you are enjoying all the fun cooking you have been doing.

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
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W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!