Spring Onion Frittata

Spring Onion Frittata
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Sounds great to me, on my to cook list. I love spring onions with eggs, perfect combination.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Spring Onion Frittata
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Sounds great to me, on my to cook list. I love spring onions with eggs, perfect combination.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Crack eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth and frothy, add the coconut milk, spring onion, and black pepper, mix well.
  2. Heat the butter in a cast iron pan on medium heat. Pour in the eggs and stir lightly to just mix in the butter with the eggs. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. Cover the pan and let it cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the top is just set.
  4. Sprinkle with the salt, serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Provided by What Great Grandma Ate and the link to this recipe is here.
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Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Mexican Scrambled Eggs
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Sounds delicious! I like the use of the coconut milk and the spices. I look forward to preparing this dish.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Mexican Scrambled Eggs
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Sounds delicious! I like the use of the coconut milk and the spices. I look forward to preparing this dish.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and cilantro. Whisk then set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan. When hot, add the onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper as desired. Stir and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion and peppers are soft.
  3. Whisk the egg mixture again, then pour into the pan, season with salt and pepper as desired and cook, stirring and folding to scramble the eggs, until the eggs are to your desired consistency.
  4. Serve with toast and bacon.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Provided by What Great Grandma Ate and the link to this recipe is here.
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Indonesian Style Prawn & Quail Egg Curry

Indonesian Style Prawn & Quail Egg Curry
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This sounds really good, I like a good curry, prawn, and quail eggs, sounds like a win win to me. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Indonesian Style Prawn & Quail Egg Curry
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This sounds really good, I like a good curry, prawn, and quail eggs, sounds like a win win to me. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a large non stick pan on medium heat a splash of olive oil, then add the onion, garlic, and ginger, cook until onion is soft but not brown, then add the chili, fish sauce, and lemongrass, cook, stirring for a minute or two, then add the coconut milk, stock, sugar, and stir.
  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and reduce to medium heat, let mixture reduce by about 40%. Once reduced, stir in the prawn and Bok Choi.
  3. Stir gently until the prawn is cooked through and pink, and the Bok Choi is wilted. Maybe 2-3 minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. Stir in the quail eggs, allow to warm for a minute or two, then pour into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onion, with rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I buy some large prawn here in the village. This is probably Fair priced.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Panang Curry with Beef or Chicken

Panang Curry with Beef or Chicken
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Panang Curry is thick red curry that is popular throughout Thailand and South East Asia. This recipe is based on a store bought curry paste, and the brand of choice for me is Lobo. Lobo also exports this to the US so you should be able to find this in most Asia grocery stores.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Panang Curry with Beef or Chicken
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Panang Curry is thick red curry that is popular throughout Thailand and South East Asia. This recipe is based on a store bought curry paste, and the brand of choice for me is Lobo. Lobo also exports this to the US so you should be able to find this in most Asia grocery stores.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. This is the packet you need, widely available in the US and is at nearly every grocery store in Thailand.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the coconut milk and the contents of the packet and stir to mix together.
  3. Add the beef or chicken. Stir fry and cook until cooked through. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add kaffir lime leaves and chilies as desired and cook until meat is tender. Taste and season with fish sauce as desired.
  5. Serve with hot cooked rice.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Recipe from a curry paste packet.

Banana with Coconut Milk Sauce

Banana with Coconut Milk Sauce
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This is one of the more different Thai dishes, not eaten with rice, but with a chili sauce. Used is banana buds, banana stalk, and Chinese eggplant, sauce is simply coconut milk and shallots with sugar and salt. The chili sauce is just chilies, shallots, shrimp paste, and a locally made liquid best described as lime vinegar, I am still working out what that is. Lot of ingredients, few steps. The Chili sauce is made ahead. The Coconut Milk sauce can be made while the vegetables are boiling.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Banana with Coconut Milk Sauce
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This is one of the more different Thai dishes, not eaten with rice, but with a chili sauce. Used is banana buds, banana stalk, and Chinese eggplant, sauce is simply coconut milk and shallots with sugar and salt. The chili sauce is just chilies, shallots, shrimp paste, and a locally made liquid best described as lime vinegar, I am still working out what that is. Lot of ingredients, few steps. The Chili sauce is made ahead. The Coconut Milk sauce can be made while the vegetables are boiling.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Coconut Milk Sauce
For the Chili Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the banana buds, stalk, and Chinese eggplant to a pot, fill with water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until the vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and drain and set aside.
For the Coconut Milk Sauce
  1. While the vegetables are boiling, heat a non stick pan over medium heat, add the shallots and the coconut milk and let it heat up, when bubbly, reduce heat to a low simmer, and a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar, stir and taste, add more sugar as needed. Let this simmer for just a few minutes then remove from heat.
  2. Arrange the vegetables on a plate, and spoon the Coconut Milk sauce over the top.
For the Chili Sauce
  1. Add the slice chilies and shallots to a large bowl. Step daughter was in charge of slicing the chilies, she just chopped them, what you see in this photo could have been sliced thinner.
  2. To the bowl add the shrimp paste and mix that in, then add the liquid best described as lime vinegar (I am actively researching what this liquid is). You are looking for a near soupy consistency. This is used as a dip for the banana buds, stalks, and the eggplant.
  3. Served. There is a pork with red chili paste dish, that is eaten with the rice and lime leaves, and there is the plate of cooked banana buds and stalk with the coconut milk sauce spooned over that, and the large bowl of chili sauce. Perfect, low cost meal.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Watched my wife, Rrayada Thayer make this.
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Ginger Chicken & Rice (Rice Cooker)

Ginger Chicken & Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds excellent, tasty, and easy. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ginger Chicken & Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds excellent, tasty, and easy. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the bouillon cube in the hot water.
  2. In a rice cooker, combine the rice with the chicken and ginger. Arrange the spinach on top. Pour the coconut milk and bouillon broth into the cooker and season lightly with salt.
  3. Turn the cooker on; the dish should be done in about 40 minutes (when the cooker turns to warm). Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, spoon into bowls and serve.
Recipe Notes

Chicken thighs will cost about 37 Baht/500 grams, and you will bone them and chop. For 4 servings this is about 27 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Thai Chicken Meatball Curry with Coconut Rice

Thai Chicken Meatball Curry with Coconut Rice
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Meatballs in curry, getting hungry now. This sounds like a great dish. You need curry paste for this, not curry powder.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Thai Chicken Meatball Curry with Coconut Rice
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Meatballs in curry, getting hungry now. This sounds like a great dish. You need curry paste for this, not curry powder.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
For the Meatballs
For the Curry
For the Coconut Rice
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Combine the Meatball Ingredients. With wet hands (this helps to keep the chicken from sticking to your hands) form golf-ball sized meatballs. Place the meatballs on a tray lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Heat a large frying pan and fry the meatballs in a neutral oil, I would use rice bran or coconut oil, until they are browned all over. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the oil, and add the carrots and curry paste to the pan, cooking until the curry is slightly toasted. Add the garlic, fry for 10 seconds then add the coconut milk and chicken stock. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and Thai chili and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the meatballs back into the pan and allow to simmer for 10 minutes before adding the snow peas and baby corn. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Serve the curry over coconut rice or in a lettuce cup. Garnish with sliced chilies, chopped cilantro, Thai basil, chopped peanuts and a lime wedge.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will cost about 75 Baht, if grinding yourself, go with a mixture of breasts and thighs. For 4 servings, this is about 55 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Coconut Rice.

Variants: If I was a betting man, I would say Beef or Pork Meatballs could be used as well. Now if you use curry powder instead of curry paste, you will change up the overall taste and make it more of an Indian dish.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice
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Sounds good, I am going to get me a smaller rice cooker so I can experiment with some rice recipes. I like rice, but plain white rice can get boring, some seasoned rice, some pilafs, can easily be done in a rice cooker. We have a rice cooker, large, in use all the time but that is rice for the family, I don't have time to use it.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Coconut Rice
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Sounds good, I am going to get me a smaller rice cooker so I can experiment with some rice recipes. I like rice, but plain white rice can get boring, some seasoned rice, some pilafs, can easily be done in a rice cooker. We have a rice cooker, large, in use all the time but that is rice for the family, I don't have time to use it.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 2 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place rice, coconut milk, water, coconut oil, and salt in a large pot and set over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring liquid to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cover with a lid and let cook 15-20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
  3. When ready to serve, remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Season with more salt if needed.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

I am going to try and make this in a small rice cooker as well.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pina Colada Salad

Pina Colada Salad
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Sounds great. This is a fruit salad you can make with what you have on hand, the dressing is plain yogurt and coconut milk or cream. I look forward to making this. The yogurt measurement is an estimate, I will verify when I make this.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Pina Colada Salad
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Sounds great. This is a fruit salad you can make with what you have on hand, the dressing is plain yogurt and coconut milk or cream. I look forward to making this. The yogurt measurement is an estimate, I will verify when I make this.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the yogurt, coconut, vanilla extract, and coconut milk in a large bowl. Stir in the fruit except for the cherries. Refrigerate for several hours. Serve cold with 2-3 cherries on each serving.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Thai Curry Mussels & Chinese Sausage

Thai Curry Mussels & Chinese Sausage
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Sounds really nice. Thai Green is used in this and that is a milder curry that you can spice up to your liking with the optional red Bird's Eye chilies.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Thai Curry Mussels & Chinese Sausage
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Sounds really nice. Thai Green is used in this and that is a milder curry that you can spice up to your liking with the optional red Bird's Eye chilies.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a 12 inch pan or large-sized steam pot, heat oil over medium heat and add the sausage. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat until sausage just starts to brown. Add garlic, lemongrass, half of the mint, curry paste, and chilies. Stir to combine and cook until garlic is light brown, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add mussels to the pot and continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add fish sauce, coconut milk, water, remainder of the mint, half of the basil, cover and cook for 7-10 minutes or until 90 percent of mussels are open. Discard any unopened mussels.
  3. Add remaining basil and stir to combine. Transfer to a bowl and serve with bread or rice. Important note about the mussels, when served, diners should check each one for a tuft of grass that has to be removed prior to eating the mussel.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price the mussels until I buy them again. The sausage might cost about 75 Baht, when I make this I will confirm the prices. For now I will say this is low cost as many times the way we get mussels is local harvested by us.

Adapted from an internet recipe.