Nam phrik ta deang (chilli relish)

Nam phrik (Thai: นํ้าพริก, pronounced [nám pʰrík]) is a spicy chili sauce/relish in Thai cuisine. For some households Nam phrik must be in almost every meal. Most of the time, nam phrik is eaten with a boiled vegetables selection, fried fish, plus a plate of rice. A Nam phrik dish is a low fat option and with the vegetables on the side this dish can be considered a healthy dish.


There is a Thai song in which a male singer asks a female singer “what did you eat that makes you this beautiful?” The female singer then replied “I ate nam phrik, which is why I am beautiful. My family is not wealthy and we eat Nam phrik every day.”
This shows that Nam phrik is easy to make and doesn’t cost much at all. Today I am going to share with you a nam phrik name “Nam phrik ta deang”, meaning “red eyes chilli relish”
Let’s get started.

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Passionfruit jelly

Passionfruit jelly, a super easy dessert and perfect for summer! For anyone who lives somewhere where it is not summer you can save it for when the time comes. This dish isn’t in any way a traditional Thai dish, but I wish I had tried it when I was growing up! Happy cooking and enjoy the video.

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Chicken with Diane sauce

Chicken with Diane sauce. This recipe, cooked with love, delivers perfectly tender chicken breasts with a delicious sauce that you will remember for weeks.

To me, a highlight of the dish is that it isn’t too heavy. I find it a lovely dish for spring, with some winter flavours but without the accompanying hearty vegetables.

Ingredients

2 free range chicken breasts, skin on
Salt & Pepper
15 g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 shallots
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup cream
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Chopped parsley
Recipe inspired by taste.com.au

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Steamed tofu with soy sauce and garlic dressing

Steamed tofu with soy sauce and garlic dressing. If you want a break from meat, this dish will be just perfect! You can also adapt the recipe to make it vegetarian. I used the recipe from @chinasichuanfood and adjusted some ingredients.

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Stir fried octopus with chilli basil

The weather is getting warmer here so I love to cook outside my home more. I made my (not so) secret stir fry sauce which is very convenient to use outside and saves me carrying 4-5 bottles of sauce outside and back. I will share the recipe below. Happy spring Australia.

Please enjoy the cooking video.

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