Allergen Friendly, Grilling

Beef Skewers With Green Chile Sauce

Makes 8 servings Beef Skewers Ingredients 8 (8-inch) bamboo skewers 3 lb beef sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup light soy sauce, not low-sodium 1 tablespoon finely chopped palm sugar 6 cilantro roots, finely chopped (see note) 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 1 tablespoon white peppercorns 1 tablespoon minced galangal […]


Brussels Sprout Slaw

Makes 6 servings This slaw is simple to assemble, but big on flavor. The richness of the mayo and acidity from the juice helps to balance the strong, salty flavors of the fish sauce for a dish that perfectly complements grilled meat, fish, and veggies. Ingredients 2 lb Brussels sprouts […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Ingredient Spotlight: Fish Sauce

One of the main reasons why Vietnamese or Thai food tastes quite different from say, Chinese or Japanese food, is because it relies heavily upon fish sauce. Called nam pla in Thai, nuoc mam in Vietnamese, tuk trey in Cambodian, and patis in Filipino, fish sauce is the quintessential seasoning […]

Soups and Stews

Thai-Style Hot and Sour Soup

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 oz small medium shrimp (41/50), peeled, deveined, and butterflied 2 oz thin rice noodles (rice vermicelli) 2 qt Chicken Broth or fish stock 1 lemongrass stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces, smashed 1/4 cup nam pla (Thai fish sauce) 2 tablespoons chile oil 1 tablespoon fresh […]

Free Recipes, Main Dishes

Turkey Curry

Makes 4 servings Note: If the sauce is too thick, add a little water. If too thin, add a little cornstarch and water. To prepare this thickener, mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch to 1/3 cup water. Drizzle just enough thickener into sauce, stirring constantly, until it thickens slightly after returning to […]