Beef Noodle Soup II

Beef Noodle Soup II
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Sounds really good, a nice comfort food. This is a Slow Cooker version, which would be perfect for Thai beef. I will verify the slow cooker time with Low setting when I make this, and soon.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Beef Noodle Soup II
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Sounds really good, a nice comfort food. This is a Slow Cooker version, which would be perfect for Thai beef. I will verify the slow cooker time with Low setting when I make this, and soon.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot on medium high heat and add the beef, onion, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes or so until the beef is browned on all sides. Add this to your slow cooker.
  2. Add the water, bouillon cubes, parsley, black pepper, and carrots to the slow cooker, mix together. Set on Low setting for 4 hours. Check the tenderness of the beef then, if not tender, continue to cook and check each hour after that until the beef is tender.
  3. When the beef is tender, cook the egg noodles in a pot of salted boiling water until just tender. Drain and stir in the the noodles to the slow cooker and cook for another 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 150 Baht for the beef. For 6 servings, this is about 75 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Beef Noodle Soup I

Beef Noodle Soup I
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Sounds really good, a nice comfort food.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Beef Noodle Soup I
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Sounds really good, a nice comfort food.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot on medium high heat and add the beef, onion, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes or so until the beef is browned on all sides.
  2. Add the water, bouillon cubes, parsley, black pepper, carrots, and egg noodles. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until the beef is tender and noodles cooked.
  3. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 150 Baht for the beef. For 6 servings, this is about 75 cents per serving.

Variation: 1. Use course ground beef (using the wagon wheel plate on your grinder) in place of cubed stew beef.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pork Chop Soup

Pork Chop Soup
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Sounds great. This calls for bone in chops (more flavor) but I will test this with boneless loin.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Pork Chop Soup
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Sounds great. This calls for bone in chops (more flavor) but I will test this with boneless loin.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. To a large pot, add the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, uncovered. Remove the chops and set aside to cool.
  2. Remove 3/4 cup of broth from the pot then whisk the flour into the broth you removed. Set aside. When the chops have cooled, remove and discard any bones and fat then chop the meat into bite size pieces.
  3. To the pot, add the 5 vegetables at the end of the ingredient list and add the chopped pork as well. Stir and bring to a boil and stir in the flour mixture you set aside earlier. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the bay leaf, and optionally, you can gently mash some of the potatoes to make a thicker soup. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 100 Baht for pork loin (boneless chops). For 8 servings, this is about 40 cents per serving. When I price bone in chops I will update pricing here.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chicken, Mushroom, and Noodle Soup

Chicken, Mushroom, and Noodle Soup
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This sounds good and is very versatile, can use egg noodles, spaghetti, Chinese or Japanese noodles. I will be making this with some wonderful Japanese noodles I found in Tesco. I am basing the prep time on making the chicken broth, if you are pressed for time, use powdered broth and cooked chicken.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1-2 hours
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1-2 hours
Cook Time
20 minutes
Chicken, Mushroom, and Noodle Soup
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This sounds good and is very versatile, can use egg noodles, spaghetti, Chinese or Japanese noodles. I will be making this with some wonderful Japanese noodles I found in Tesco. I am basing the prep time on making the chicken broth, if you are pressed for time, use powdered broth and cooked chicken.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1-2 hours
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 1-2 hours
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For Trinity
  • 1 carrot cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 stalk celery cut into large chunks
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add the chicken breasts and Trinity. Add 8 cups of water (I use a quart jar to measure 4 cups at a time.) Bring to a boil the reduce to a simmer until the chicken is cooked through about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and let the pot cool to room temperature. Now you just made broth and juicy chicken.
  3. When the broth has cooled, remove the chicken and roughly dice, set the chicken aside. Strain the broth, discard Trinity. If you have less than 8 cups of broth, just add some water to make 8 cups.
  4. Rinse out the pot and dry it. Heat the oil in the pot and when hot add the garlic and ginger, saute for a minute or two until aromatic soft. Stir in the soy sauce.
  5. Add the broth, mushrooms, and chicken. Bring to a boil, then add the noodles and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes or so or until the noodles are tender.
  6. Stir in the spring onion and simmer for another minute. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 50 Baht for 3 chicken breasts. For 6 servings, this is about 25 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Turkey or Chicken Noodle Soup

Turkey or Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a from a good friend and it sounds wonderful, I really like the addition of the potatoes. This recipe as listed is for using leftover turkey or chicken, which is perfect, especially with a leftover turkey. If you wish to make this with fresh chicken, or even turkey legs or wings, use the fresh meat to make the broth with trinity (carrot, onion, celery) first, then proceed as this is written. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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This is a from a good friend and it sounds wonderful, I really like the addition of the potatoes. This recipe as listed is for using leftover turkey or chicken, which is perfect, especially with a leftover turkey. If you wish to make this with fresh chicken, or even turkey legs or wings, use the fresh meat to make the broth with trinity (carrot, onion, celery) first, then proceed as this is written. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. I boiled 5 chicken quarters, separated, and made the broth for this soup. Here is the chopped leg and thigh meat, fork tender and juicy.
  2. Add the broth and water to a large pot and the salt, note the differences between sea salt and table salt as well. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. For the carrots, if using large Thai carrots, only need two, go ahead and dice those, if using the slender carrots like in the US, slice those into rings and add them to the pot once the water is boiling. Add the bay leaves as well. Add the broken pasta to the pot.
  4. Heat a large non stick pan on medium heat and add the olive oil, when hot, add the celery and onion, saute until golden and soft then add to the soup pot with the soup.
  5. Add the chicken or turkey meat to the pot, also add the Mrs. Dash seasoning and black pepper. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your desired liking.
  6. Simmer the soup until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  7. Ladle into bowls and serve.
Recipe Notes

For a leftover dish, this is low cost as the turkey or chicken is already paid for in another recipe. If using fresh chicken to make a chicken soup, still low cost for 10 servings.

Shortcut: Mrs. Dash Seasoning.

This recipe for Turkey Noodle Soup is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Sausage & Bean Casserole

Sausage & Bean Casserole
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This comes from a good friend and sounds delicious! I was hooked when sausage was mentioned. This a flexible recipe, if you don't have Spanish Chorizo, go with more pork sausage, don't have a yellow bell pepper but you have a green one, go with that, see, easy as that. On my to cook list. You can make the baked beans yourself but will another day to the process. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Sausage & Bean Casserole
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This comes from a good friend and sounds delicious! I was hooked when sausage was mentioned. This a flexible recipe, if you don't have Spanish Chorizo, go with more pork sausage, don't have a yellow bell pepper but you have a green one, go with that, see, easy as that. On my to cook list. You can make the baked beans yourself but will another day to the process. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. In a large oven proof pot, heat the olive oil, when hot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes then the celery and bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Then add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes then stir in the garlic, paprika, cumin, and thyme.
  3. Add the wine, about a quarter bottle, tomatoes and beans. Stir, then cover and place in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes and a vegetable.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I buy sausage again. I will base the price on pork sausage only and not chorizo. I will say fair value for now.

Shortcut: Baked Beans.

Provided by Mick at Mick's Feckin Cook Book and the link to this recipe is here.
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Chinese Tomato Fish

Chinese Tomato Fish
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This sounds really good. This tailored version of a popular Sichuan water boiled fish soup dish and this is the non spicy version. Now unless you can get your hands on a 1 kilo Grass Carp (you have to clean yourself), go with any 750 grams of boneless and skinless whitefish fillets, which is my plan. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Chinese Tomato Fish
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This sounds really good. This tailored version of a popular Sichuan water boiled fish soup dish and this is the non spicy version. Now unless you can get your hands on a 1 kilo Grass Carp (you have to clean yourself), go with any 750 grams of boneless and skinless whitefish fillets, which is my plan. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
For the Fish & Marinade
For the Soup
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, whisk together the corn starch, cooking wine, spring onion, ginger, salt and pepper, and egg white. Add the fish slices and marinate for 1 hour.
  2. When the fish is ready, peel the tomatoes and dice. In a large pot on medium heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the spring onion and garlic until aromatic, add the diced tomatoes and reduce the heat to low and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and lots of juice is released. Add 8 cups of hot water and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the celery, red onion, and mushrooms and cook for another 10 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn up the heat to medium and add the fish slices and marinade and stir, cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the fish slices turn white, remove from heat and carefully pour into a large serving bowl.
  5. Optional, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a small pan or wok until slightly smoking and pour into the soup.
  6. Sprinkle coriander and and spring onion on the top and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: For a spicy version, add 2-4 chopped red Thai Bird's Eye Chilies, stems removed, to the oil in Step 5, then mix into the soup after pouring on top.

This recipe for Chinese Tomato Fish is from China Sichuan Food.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes
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These sound delicious! On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Crab Cakes
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These sound delicious! On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil, set aside.
  2. Combine the eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, Old Bay, celery, and parsley in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Check the crab meat for any shell, Add the crab and panko, gently fold mixture together until just combined, being careful not to shred the crab meat. Shape into 6 crab cakes, about 1/2 cup each, and place on the baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat a large nonstick pan on medium heat and coat with the cooking oil. When oil is hot, place crab cakes in the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  5. Serve with tartar sauce or lemon wedges.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I buy a load of crab and shell them to get 500 grams. Crabs from a local fisherman would be the cheapest, buying canned or frozen would be costly.

Shortcuts: Old Bay Seasoning, Tartar Sauce.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
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Southern Smothered Pork Chops

Southern Smothered Pork Chops
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These sound very good, pan browned then baked in the oven with a nice gravy, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Southern Smothered Pork Chops
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These sound very good, pan browned then baked in the oven with a nice gravy, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together rotisserie seasoning, sage, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper. Season pork chops evenly with 1/2 the mixture.
  2. To fry the pork chops, there is two methods. 1. Put a large pan on medium high heat. Add 1/2 inch of oil. 2. If you prefer to use less oil, simply sear the chops using only 2 tablespoons of oil. I would say number 1 is truly southern.
  3. While oil is getting hot, place 1 cup of flour on a plate. Dip all sides of the chops in flour, and tap off any excess.
  4. Carefully place the chops into the hot oil, and brown on both sides. Adjust the heat as needed. You are browning them, the trick to a juicy pork chop is to brown them then bake in the gravy to cook them through. When browned on both sides, remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Preheat your oven to 190 C, get out a large baking dish.
  6. Discard the oil from pan and turn heat to medium low. Add in butter. When butter is melted, add in celery, onion, and bell pepper. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes until vegetables are softened.
  7. To the skillet whisk in the flour and garlic. Adjust the heat as needed, and continue to cook the roux for 7-10 minutes until golden brown, then gradually add in chicken stock while whisking. Adjust the heat as needed, and allow to come to a boil to thicken. Then add in remaining rotisserie mixture and stir. Remove from heat.
  8. Place the pork chops in the baking dish in one layer, pour in the gravy from the pan, cover with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Remove from oven, serve with mashed potatoes and the gravy spooned over the chop and potatoes.
Recipe Notes

The price for pork can vary widely, my preference would be to use pork loin, which is basically a boneless chop and is readily available. Standard Tesco pork loin is about 132 Baht/kilo, Betagrow brand is 300 Baht/kilo, and an open market I cannot price until I get some. For these you have to slice it as well. Going with 132 Baht as an estimate until I make this, for 4 servings, this is about 97 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Rotisserie Seasoning.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad
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This is a basic recipe that can be tailored to your taste. This sounds really good and easy, and common ingredients. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Shrimp Salad
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This is a basic recipe that can be tailored to your taste. This sounds really good and easy, and common ingredients. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cut shrimp in half, combine with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Serve on a bed of lettuce, in a wrap, on a sandwich roll, on toast, etc as a light lunch or dinner.
Recipe Notes

Shrimp can cost anywhere between 100 and 150 Baht/500 grams depending on the size and where bought, grocery store or local. Fresh from a local fisherman or shrimp farm would cost less. Based on 150 Baht, for 4 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving, less if smaller or local bought shrimp is used.

Variant: Add cubed cheese.

Shortcut: Old Bay Seasoning.

Adapted from an internet recipe.