I don’t think my meal preparation qualifies as cooking, from a hardcore Lao or Thai cooking expert standard anyway, but looks can be deceiving.
I’ve been very fortunate this summer to have fresh herbs in my garden and I’ve been cooking with it almost daily.
One of my favorite Thai dishes is Spicy Thai Curry soup, this is what I often order if I go to a Thai restaurant, and I’ve been trying to make my own version ever since, but nothing that I did came close to it. My GI Joe sister then told me about the soup broth in a can imported from Thailand, and I tried several versions and my favorite one is Massaman Curry soup, you can find this in any Asian Market. I use soy milk as a coconut substitute, and add fish sauce for taste.
I like chicken breast best, but you can substitute this with pork, meat or seafood.
Heat up the pan with butter, put in the herbs and sliced chicken breast.
After cooking chicken for about 2 minutes, it should look about done, then add the Massaman Curry and soy milk.
When the soup comes to a boiling, put in basil and turn off the stove, it’s done.
This is something simple that I like to do, it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.