Cuisine

Sarin’s Thai – Cooking Papaya Salad

Sarin at work!!  Sarin’s life is a celebration. -Sarin Basley There are two things that characterize Sarin — her laughter and her food.  Sarin is passionate about food, especially Thai food, and she cooks and teaches cooking traditional Thai with her own twist. Sarin also loves being a…

The Ultimate Katerer: Dayna Latrice Kline

Dayna Latrice Kline is Chicago born and bred and is the daughter of one of my besties, Pat Kline.   I held her as a baby, and it would be years later that I would first taste Dayna’s divine cuisine at her mom’s gathering.  It was a pasta dish…

Caribbean Cabbage and Saltfish

Some folks just love to cook, and some folks can burn!!  If there is one kitchen I love, it is that of my sister-friend,  Chrisje Comvalius.  She cooks from any tradition,with zest and fervor,  but my favorite is her Caribbean cuisine, especially Surinamese. We heard from Contributor Que,…

Sarin’s Thai: Papaya Salad

Life’s need perfectly balanced!!!! –Sarin Basley   Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 5Tbsp. lime juice 3Tbsp.  palm or brown sugar* 2Tbsp.  fish sauce 2T bsp. dried, chopped shrimp – chop 1Tbsp.  olives 1 yellow tomato sliced and diced 1 -1/2 pounds green papaya, halved and seeded Equipment:  Julienne peeler…

Sarin’s Thai: Spicy Catfish Salad

Spicy Catfish Salad Ingredients: 1 pound catfish fillet 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce, plus more for brushing 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3/4 teaspoon  light brown sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons chile powder 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions 1/4 cup sliced ginger 1/4 cup…

Sarin’s Thai: Veggie Up!

This is Sarin’s Kitchen, year round – VEGGIES!  How to get them goin’?  Buy ’em! Cut ’em up! Prepare ’em   Som Tom (Green Papaya Salad) with Seafood Ingredients: 2 cups of shredded green papaya 1-2 tbs Thai snake beans (or green beans) cut into 1 inch sticks…

Caribbean Black Cake

In celebration of St. Maarten/St. Martin  as it recovers from hurricane Irma devastation and in remembrance of wonderful holidays spent there, here is a recipe for a traditional specialty for all holidays and celebrations – Black Cake.  I can remember hosts divvying out a small slice for each…

Sarin’s Thai: Tom Yum Koong

Tom Yum Koong Ingredients: 12 medium-size shrimps, deveined – Leave tails on for appearance 10 Shitake or Portebello mushrooms 1 stalk of lemon grass (lightly pounded and cut into 2″ long) 3 lime leaves 1 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of fish sauce 3 tablespoons of lime juice…

Sarin’s Thai

These days you can find Sarin at the Thai Cooking School.  She is introducing her “love” to students that crave this cuisine. “I have a great passion for Thai food. I like to share enthusiasm, my knowledge and my experiences with you. I cook with happiness and from…

Sarin’s Thai: Prawns and Wings

From the mouth of Chef Sarin:  “I cook from Love, I cook from my heart. When I’m gone from this world, my top-secret recipes will die with me…lol” – Sarin Basley Prawns with Tamarind Sauce Ingredients: 4 Large prawns ¼ cup Tamarind puree (Tamarind can be purchased at…