You can travel the whole world without leaving the comfort of your own home.
There is something special about coming home from a trip and putting your skills to the test in the kitchen with your friends & family who you haven’t seen in weeks or months being your test subjects.
Wherever I go in the world, I like to eat like a local and cook like a local just so I can fully immerse myself in the culture. From a few of my expeditions, I like to think that I have perfected a few dishes that really bring the true Japan, Thailand, Morocco and France into my home.
Thai: Pad Thai
This is one of my all-time favourite dishes and I would even go as far as saying that Thai is my favourite cuisine. This is a delicious high protein dish which is simple enough to cook up of an evening for the family.
- 250g pack medium rice noodle
- 2 tsp tamarind paste
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 spring onions
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- large cooked prawns/tofu
- 75g beansprouts
- handful salted peanut, chopped to serve
Pre-cook the noodles in boiling water and stand for 10-15 minutes until softened then drain well.
Stir fry the vegetables in a little soya sauce and oil over a medium heat and cook until they begin to soften.
Once softened, push the vegetables to one side and crack the egg, stir the egg until it begins to look like a broken omelette.
Add in the beansprouts, prawns or tofu and keep on the heat until cooked through, toss everything together and serve. Sprinkle some peanuts and drizzle of fresh lime juice to finish.