Thai Food And Luxury Self Catering In The South West Of England

Where can you go in the UK for a break that a) oozes peace and tranquility b) has the most luxurious self catering and then c) gourmet Thai caterers come in and cook you a delicious Thai meal.The answers to these questions in order area a) the South West of England b) Sleeps12.com properties and c) Thai Gourmet the premier Thai caterers in the South-West of England.

Thai Gourmet turned out at Fuzzy Orchard in Wellisford, Wellington recently another fantastic sleeps12.com property.  The dinner event was for Jessica, Ashley and friends, who chose the ” Tailor-made selection menu”.

Dinner Party Of Jessica and Ashley

Tailor-Made Selection Menu

Starters

Chicken Satay (Grilled chicken with a peanut sauce dip)
Green Papaya Salad (Thai salad with peanuts, garlic,fresh lime and tomatoes)
Kanompang Na Gai ( Spicy Chicken on toasted slice bread with cucumber dip)
Spring Rolls (Vegetarian spring rolls with a sweet chilli dip)

Pla Rad Prik (Salmon in a chilli sauce)

Main Courses

Gang Sapparot (Chicken & Pineapple Yellow Curry)
Phat Thay (Fried noodles with Chicken and beansprouts)
Gai Yang (Grilled Chicken with Garlic and Pepper)
Pla Rad Prik (Crispy fried fish with chilli sauce dip)
Gung Thot Grop (King prawns fried with chilli sauce dip)
Gang Masaman (Beef curry with sweet potatoes)
Kai Phat King (Fried chicken with fresh ginger and spring onions)
Rice

Gai Yang (Grilled Chicken)

Dessert
Khao Niaw Gap Mamuang (Sticky rice with mango slices)

Gang Saparot Gap Gai (Pineapple and Chicken Curry)

The guests really enjoyed the variation of Thai food tastes, but the Gang Massaman beef curry seemed to be a resounding favourite with lots of fantastic kind comments paid.

Gang Massaman Beef Curry

Gang Massaman Beef Curry Recipe

Gang Massaman is a Southern Thai dish that is very commonly cooked with beef , however it can also be cooked with other meats. To create the flavour of this dish you will need the Massaman curry paste namely ”nam phrik Kaeng Massaman”

With Gang Massaman curry being a product of Southern Thailand or should I say a tailored product of Southern Thailand as it was originally from India, but the Thais have tweaked the dish here and there to give it more of a Thai taste. I must admit I really like the taste of Thai food and Indian food meeting half way, you tend to get the best of both worlds. Khun Lek being native Thai cooks Massaman as she would all dishes and keeps it as Thai as possible.

For 2-3 servings

  • 2 tablespoons of Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Nam Pla fish sauce
  • 2 sweet potatoes (cut up)
  • 1 tablespoon of Massaman curry paste
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • Half a pound of stewing beef
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (The crunchy type)

Method

Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes in to manageable chunks and then cut up the beef keeping roughly to the same size as the potatoes. Heat the coconut milk and the Massaman curry paste in a saucepan at medium to low heat and stir. Mix the paste well with the coconut milk by first breaking up the curry paste and then continually stir to stop the mix from sticking to the saucepan. At first site of the previous combined ingredients of the coconut milk and Massaman curry paste bubbling up and this is usually after about 5 minutes you can then add the beef and stir. Add about half a cup of water to the mix or enough water for the meat to be fully covered. Now add the rest of your ingredients, but not the sweet potatoes or the peanut butter. Stew for half an hour or until the beef is becoming nice and tender and then add the sweet potatoes and the peanut butter. Let simmer for 20 minutes longer.  At this stage the juice of the curry should be reduced and you should be able to see some of the ingredients, but make sure the juice is not too low or you will need to add more water. Your Beef Massaman curry is ready to serve and mine would have a healthy portion of rice to go with

Gai Phat King (Chicken and Ginger)

Luxury Self-Catering

If you are looking to get away for the weekend or the week and have a  special occasion to celebrate like a birthday, anniversary, hen night, or spa weekend then the South West of England is a beautiful spot to visit. Booking one of the www.sleeps12.com  properties accommodates you with all the facilities you need for a great and memorable stay.  Visit the site for a full list of properties that can be hired all over the South-West of England.

Gourmet Thai Food 

Once you have booked your accommodation don’t forget to call in Thai Gourmet of Somerset the premier Thai food caterers for the South-West of England for your delicious Thai food   www.thaigourmetfoodcaterers.co.uk  You will also find Thai Gourmet on the sleeps 12 website on various properties on the extras page under Engaging Thailand.

Phat Thai Gap Gai (Phat Thay noodles with chicken)

For a those interested in Thai travel, food and other Thailand related subjects, please visit our website for lots of Articles and tips.

http://www.engagingthailand.com/

Recommended Books On Thai Food

1) Thai Food by David Thompson

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1862055149/?tag=www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

2) Thai Street Food by David Thompson

http://www.amazon.com/dp/158008284X/?tag=www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

3) The really excellent  ” Lonely Planet World Food Thailand” by Joe Cummings

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1864500263/?tag=www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

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