Having caught the casserole bug a couple of weeks ago we have been busy experimenting with different ethnic flavours (posted our take on Moroccan and Creole/Mexican casseroles in earlier blogs, links below). Tonight we tried putting together Thai ingredients to create a casserole which was not as thick as previous attempts as there are no starchy ingredients but flavour and taste wise was delicious. You need some standard Thai ingredients to ensure you maximize the flavour.
What do I need to make it?
- 500 gms boneless chicken thighs (6-8 pieces)
- 1 large white onion sliced
- 1 red pepper cut into cubes
- 1 yellow pepper cut into cubes
- 2 green chillies roughly chopped
- 5-6 garlic pods
- 1 carrot roughly chopped
- 6-8 button mushrooms halved
- 5-6 baby corn cut into bite size pieces
- Handful of green beans chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 200 gms sliced bamboo shoots (small can drained)
- 6-8 snow peas/mange tout
- 1 stick of lemon grass bruised
- 1 piece of galangal bruised
- 1/2 tsp crush dried birds eye chilli
- 2 chicken stock cubes
- 2 tsp Sriracha chilli paste
- 400 ml coconut milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Few sprigs of fresh coriander chopped to garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
How much will I make?
How do I make it?
First marinade the chicken thighs with the Sriracha paste and a bit of salt – set aside for a few hours. Heat your oven proof casserole dish and add 1 tbsp of coconut oil – sear the chicken pieces on both sides and remove. Add another tablespoon of coconut oil and stir the crushed birds eye chilli for 30 seconds before adding green chilli, garlic, lemon grass, galangal and kafir lime leaves and stirring for another 30 seconds. Add the onion and peppers and stir for a couple of minutes before adding the remaining vegetables, stock cubes, coconut milk, chicken and about 200 ml of water. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper to taste and place the casserole in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree Centigrade for an hour or till the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve on its own or with a bowl of Jasmine rice.