Quick and Easy Thai Recipes - Jean-Pierre Gabriel

Quick & Easy Thai Recipes by Jean-Pierre Gabriel contains recipes that have been selected and adapted  to be "quick and easy" from his original more in-depth book, Thailand: The Cookbook

The author spent years traveling Thailand to compile this tome of authentic recipes from home cooks, markets and restaurants to share in his original tome. For Quick and Easy, he chose recipes and adapted them to make them approachable without sacrificing flavor or authenticity. Here there is a useful index organized by cooking time which offers recipes that range from 5 to 30 minutes to prepare. Perfect for weeknight meals or get-togethers, these selections will be sure to please.

As with the original, stunning photography and a wide variety of dishes including soups, stir-fries, curries, and grilled, poached and fried cuisine as well as snacks and drinks are covered. Definitely more user friendly for the novice cook, this book will be a go-to for Thai recipes on the fly.

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Special thanks to Phaidon and the author for sharing this quick and easy Crab Fried Rice today.

Serves: 2
Cook time: 15 minutes


• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 cup (175 g) Steamed Jasmine Rice (page 204)
• 4 oz/100 g crabmeat
• ½ onion, diced
• 4 tablespoons diced carrot
• ½ tomato, diced
• 2 scallions (spring onions), chopped
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 2 tablespoons fish sauce
• 2 sprigs cilantro (coriander), chopped
• juice of 1 lime
For serving:
• 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
• 2 scallions (spring onions)
• lime wedges

Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the egg and stir until half-cooked. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the rice, crabmeat, onion, carrot, tomato, and chopped scallions and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until cooked. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with the cilantro and season with the lime juice. Serve with cucumber, whole scallions, and lime wedges.

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  • Kristjudy  on  5/18/2017 at 12:12 PM

    Oh the title says it all!!!

  • Titch  on  5/18/2017 at 3:11 PM

    I don't cook Thai dishes so I don't have a favourite

  • sgump  on  5/18/2017 at 3:38 PM

    Favorite Thai dish? I love tom kha gai (chicken galangal soup)!

  • jezpurr  on  5/18/2017 at 6:23 PM

    I have not had alot of Thai food so I don't have a favorite dish!!!^_^

  • lgroom  on  5/18/2017 at 8:03 PM

    I haven't eaten very much Thai food so I don't have a favorite.

  • Agaillard  on  5/19/2017 at 2:08 AM

    Chicken soup with lemongrass (Tom Kar Kai) and red duck curry with lychees... But so many others I haven't tried I am sure!!

  • meggan  on  5/19/2017 at 9:28 AM

    I love Kao soi

  • SilverSage  on  5/19/2017 at 9:47 AM

    I guess Pad Thai is my favorite, but there are so many good ones to choose from.

  • bstewart  on  5/19/2017 at 12:22 PM

    Khao Soi YUMM

  • sipa  on  5/19/2017 at 3:57 PM

    Pad See Ew

  • artmarcia  on  5/19/2017 at 9:31 PM

    Pad Thai, of course, but I also remember loving a Pomelo Salad at a restaurant in Hong Kong.

  • Siegal  on  5/20/2017 at 4:25 PM

    Thai donuts with condensed milk!

  • lebarron2001  on  5/22/2017 at 11:50 AM

    Not very original but Chicken Pad Thai is my favorite.

  • trudys_person  on  5/22/2017 at 10:29 PM

    I had a noodle soup at a restaurant in the UK (in Felcourt) that was amazing, I can't remember what it was called, but I think it was #52 - noodles, curry, spicy - it was wonderful!

  • JenJoLa  on  5/23/2017 at 9:46 PM

    To echo a few folks above, Pad Thai is my favorite Thai dish too.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  5/25/2017 at 12:40 PM

    Yes, it may be the popular (and possibly boring) choice, but I love Pad Thai.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  5/25/2017 at 12:51 PM

    My favourite Thai dish is som tum.

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 5:18 PM

    I love Pad Thai but I rarely eat it because it is so filling.

  • gaylearendt  on  5/27/2017 at 12:11 AM

    Panang curry... or jungle curry... Actually any Thai curry.

  • t.t  on  5/27/2017 at 12:37 AM

    tom yum soup

  • Foodo  on  5/27/2017 at 7:50 AM

    Stir Fried Ginger Chicken

  • kalex426  on  5/28/2017 at 12:07 PM

    As soon as I can get my hands on some really fresh crab, I know what I'll be making!

  • RSW  on  5/30/2017 at 10:43 AM

    any curry

  • fiarose  on  5/31/2017 at 11:56 AM

    literally any of them, i love all thai food. especially the salads, though, or any stir-fry with wide rice noodles!

  • ltsuk  on  5/31/2017 at 12:54 PM

    Fish curry

  • echilt5  on  6/6/2017 at 1:33 PM

    Emerald Garlic Chicken

  • kitchenclimbers  on  6/8/2017 at 1:54 PM

    pad thai

  • Lafauvette  on  6/9/2017 at 7:25 PM

    I love the roasted duck curry that my local Thai restaurant does!

  • jaburg  on  6/9/2017 at 9:55 PM

    Pad Thai

  • tarae1204  on  6/15/2017 at 1:23 PM

    Really, I could never get enough of perfect Pad Thai with shrimp.

  • cocecitycook  on  6/19/2017 at 6:58 AM

    Green Curry, yum!

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