I recently joined this Blogging for Books program where I get free books of my choosing in exchange for a blog review about them after I am done reading them.
I chose the book, “Simple Thai Food”, by Leela Punyaratabandhu since the author is a fellow foodie blogger and I have been dying for some legit Thai recipes.
All of the recipes look tasty, but I tried the Thai Salmon Salad recipe first. It is a marinated salmon mixture (no lettuce here) that you can serve with brown rice or I chose to serve it with whole wheat couscous.
I won’t reveal her secret recipe because that would be giving away information in her tasty cookbook. But, I will explain all of the ingredients for you!
You have to at least somewhat like fish flavors to enjoy this recipe because it uses a good amount of the fish sauce (3 Tbsp).
- Fish sauce
- Lime juice
- Thai peppers
- Kaffir Lime Leaves
You bake or steam the salmon in bite size pieces, and meanwhile chop all of the remaining ingredients. Then, when the salmon is finished, you add to the lime mixture and stir to combine. Top with mint at the end, and serve about room temperature (I do not like mine too cold!).
By now you might be thinking this recipe is a little wacky, but it contains flavors you probably have never tasted together making it a party of flavors.
This recipe is also pretty darn healthy due to the healthy fats from the salmon, herbs, and fresh ingredients.
Overall, I can’t wait to try more of Leela’s recipes due to the authenticity of them and how easily she has broken it down and explained everything about Thai cooking for me. This makes it much easier to understand. Other Thai recipes I have tried have never come out very well because they didn’t explain as much. Some might complain that the recipes still have a lot of ingredients. But, that is what it takes to make good Thai food!