Cuisine

Sarin’s Thai: Clams!

CLAMS, CLAMS, CLAMS! Serves 4 Ingredients: 2-1/2 lbs. of Manilla clams 2 Tbs. Thai curry paste 1 Tbs. Lime 1/2 cup coconut water 2 cups water For Spicy, add 2 crushed chili peppers Preparation: 1.  Take a big bowl, wash clams and sit them in cold water for…

Sarin’s Thai: Salty Crab Salad with Mango and Lamb Yellow Curry

Salty Crab Salad with Mango “Salty crab salad with mango, water, flowers. Sweet Crab. Bring it to the fish sauce. Sour and spicy taste. It smells sweet and sugar. “-Sarin Ingredients:   1lb. fresh crab meat 1 firm medium mango 2 Tbs.mizuna (Chinese grocer) 1 cup loosely packed…

Sarin’s Thai: Spicy Catfish Curry

  Ingredients: 1lb catfish filets 2 TBS rice or white flour Salt & pepper to taste Fresh basil leaves 3 TBS olive oil Curry paste* (Ingredients below) Preparation: Prepare Curry Paste (Recipe below) Prepare pan with heated oil. Wash fish, blot with paper towel Season with salt and…

Sarin’s Thai: Home Cooking

I got to eat from Sarin’s table almost daily while visiting Bangkok.  Each day there was culinary delight, emanating from the way she prepared dishes to the display and taste, nothing but love.-Victorine Sea Bass with Curried rice and shoots veggies What I learned:  Soak whole fish in…

Sarin’s Thai: Deep fried Prawn with Tamarind Sauce

Tamarind Sauce: For dipping or pouring over prawns 3 tbsp. tamarind paste (buy at Asian store) 2 cups hot water 1/4 cup brown sugar  (may need more for taste) 1 cup fish sauce (At Asian store) 2 tbsp. chili sauce (or 1/2 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper) Preparation:…

Food! Photography by Bernie Basley

  Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001. Prior to…

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…