Coconut Fried Chicken

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 6, 2014

(Photo by Paul Brissman)
(Photo by Paul Brissman)

(Photo by Paul Brissman)

Last week on the season premiere of The Taste, my first pick for my team was Don Pullum. The Texas winemaker won me over with his deep-fried oyster with a Thai-based gastrique and jalapeño hot sauce. It was a big mouthful with a bold taste, and the flavors really just called out to me.

Don’s oysters reminded me of my recipe for Coconut Fried Chicken. This dish packs a punch, pulling inspiration from Thai cuisine with coconut milk, curry, and chilies. It’s one of my favorite things to serve at a party—you’ll find that people won’t be able to say no to a heaping plate of this flavorful fried chicken.

Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad) Recipe

By Sara Mae Danish | May 2, 2013

som tom, thai, green papaya, healthy, light
som tom, thai, green papaya, healthy, light

Thai Green Papaya salad gets its crunch from fresh produce and a sprinkling of yummy peanuts.

Now that supermarkets are expanding their inventory, it’s a lot easier to come by “exotic” products. Fish sauce, regional spices and condiments are sprouting from the aisles of local grocery stores, allowing us to explore food from different cultures with ease. One of my favorite Thai dishes is Som Tum or green papaya salad. It’s a delicious starter or side with so many contrasting flavors and textures. There are sweet, sour and spicy notes and a variety of textures–soft tomatoes, papaya that’s been slightly softened from the dressing, and crunchy peanuts. This is great on its own or served alongside grilled fish, poultry or meat.

Golden Thai Curry with Green Beans Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | April 15, 2013

curry, green beans, thai, potatoes
curry, green beans, thai, potatoes

Potatoes and green beans get the spicy treatment from this Golden Thai curry sauce.

With every meal having notes of sweet, salty, tangy, spicy, bold flavor it’s not really much of a surprise that Thai is my favorite type of cuisine. After all, how could you ever get bored of something that’s so complex, with each spoonful of each dish bringing something new and intriguing to your taste buds?

This golden thai curry with green beans is no exception. It is filled with four different kinds of vegetables that are simmered in a coconut milk/penang curry paste broth, resulting in a meal that is big on flavor and on health.

Adapted from Vegetarian Times

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and fourth year MD/PhD student. Fine more delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well with Others


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The colorful vegetarian medley.


For more vegetarian recipes from Joanne:

Goat Cheese, Strawberry and Basil Salad

Indian Spiced Chickpeas

Lemony Asparagus and Broccoli Rabe over Polenta

Cheddar Scallion Scones


Red Thai Chicken and Pumpkin Curry Recipe

By Saira Malhotra | September 29, 2011

Photo: stevendepolo

Bidding farewell to our summer love is never easy, especially when it took us 3 seasons to get there. However that light of amber that shines through those autumn leaves is more than enticing. A season that so accurately echoes hues of its environment through its fruits and vegetables sends most people’s senses in to a tizzy, imagine what it does to the palate. Today’s dish is Fall personified. A dish of Red Thai Chicken Curry with nuggets of golden pumpkin and slivers of red bell pepper will surely stoke the fire in any belly. Read More

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