At the risk of this becoming a food blog (considering six of the eight posts this past month directly involve food), I'd like to share one of my grandmother's wonderful recipes, Thai Basil Chicken.
Can you guys imagine how heavenly it has been to eat authentic Thai food on a regular basis for the past couple months? I asked Yai to show me (and my readers) how to make one of my favorites of her delicious dishes. She graciously obliged.
Thai Basil Chicken
1 cup cream of coconut (or coconut milk)
1 cup water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1/3 cup onions
1/4 teaspoon ground chili paste
2 sliced skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 small bell pepper, sliced
7 fresh basil leaves
18 green beans, French sliced
seasoning salt (optional)
soy sauce (optional)
Prepare ingredients as directed above, slicing chicken breasts and French slicing beans. In a large saucepan on high heat, bring the cream of coconut, water, and bouillon cubes to a boil while constantly stirring.
Add onions, chicken, and chili paste, and simmer till the chicken is no longer pink. Add pepper, basil leaves, and green beans. Simmer, stirring occasionally, till the chicken is cooked and the beans are tender. Add seasoning salt, soy sauce, or curry to taste, or eat as is (my preference). Serve with rice.
Thank you, Yai, for a great recipe and many wonderful meals!
Have you ever eaten Thai food?
Do you remember any recipes your grandparents taught you?