Dinner by Dad: Thai Chicken with Basil, Sauteed Green Beans,...
Posted Dec 06 2009 6:02pm
Dinner by Dad: Thai Chicken with Basil, Sauteed Green Beans, Spicy Mango-Green Apple Salad
I was over at my parents’ casa for dinner, and my dad cooked up an inspired Thai meal. Very easy, very healthy, very yummy.
The chicken dish was a recipe from Cooks Illustrated. It was served with brown rice. Here’s a similar-looking recipe. I love anything Thai basil, so of course this was a winner in my book.
The green beans were simply sauteed in sesame oil with garlic and fish sauce (plus salt/pepper). If you have sesame seeds, I’d recommend lightly toasting them and throwing those on as well.
The salad was made with strips of ripe mango and tart green apple mixed with lime juice, fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper (or you could use chili pepper for a spicier salad), and crushed peanuts. This take on Thai papaya salad is a MUST MAKE. So delicious!
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