Bangkok Buck #2

©Justin Briggs, Barbes, Park Slope Brooklyn
Ingredients
5-8 fresh Thai basil leaves
.25 ounces demerara-ginger syrup*
2 ounces Martinique Rum Agricole or Smith & Cross
.5 ounces Madeira Meio Doce (medium sweet)
1 ounce lime juice
Ginger beer
Candied Ginger
Directions
Muddle together in a mixing tin Thai basil leaves and demerara-ginger syrup. Add the rum, Madeira and lime juice and shake with vigor. Strain [...]

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Chili Dipping Sauce

Makes 1/2 cup
Ingredients
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine
1-2 red hot chili peppers, sliced
Directions
Whisk together all the ingredients and let stand about 10 minutes before serving.

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Coconut Sticky Rice Mangoes (Mock Sushi)

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 cup of sweet/ glutinous or “sticky” rice
2 cups of coconut milk
¾ cup of white sugar
1 tablespoons lime zest
2 teaspoons rice flour
1 ripe mango, sliced into thin “sashimi” like pieces
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
Wash rice three times in cold water, draining after each wash. Then completely soak washed rice in water overnight or for 10 hours. [...]

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Cold Garden Pad Thai Salad

Serves 6
Ingredients
12-16 ounces flat rice noodles (pad thai noodles) (pre-soaked and cooked until soft)
2 tablespoons tamarind paste
1 tablespoon yuzo rice vinegar
½ cup tamari
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
¼ cup turbinado sugar
½ cup water
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 shallot, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, sliced fine
1 cup bean sprouts
½ cup zucchini, matchsticked in two inch [...]

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Dry Seared Sea Scallops with Spiced Browned Plum Butter

Serves 6
Sea scallops are labeled two ways, wet and dry. Dry sea scallops have not been treated with the solution STP (sodium tripolyphosphate) which is added to make the scallops retain a high moisture content and ultimately helps commercial seafood counters get a longer shelf life than should be recommended. It also makes the scallops [...]

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Ginger, Chicken & Shitake Sticky Buns

Dough-Chinese Steamed Buns
Ingredients
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup warm water
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Directions
1. Mix together yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and 1/4 cup warm water. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
2. Mix ini [...]

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Herbal Garden Summer Rolls

Makes 12 rolls
Ingredients
12 rice paper wrappers
1 head boston lettuce leaves, white parts removed
2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchsticks
½ cup scallions, chopped fine
½ cup semi ripe mango, cut into 1-inch matchsticks
½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
¼ cup fresh thai basil leaves
Peanuts (optional)
Sweet chili sauce (recipe [...]

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Miso Ramen with Tofu & Eggs

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 package firm tofu
3 tablespoons miso paste
2 tablespoons mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili paste or sauce
3 cups vegetable stock
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine
1 garlic clove, chopped superfine
5 green onions, sliced thinly
8 ounces ramen noodles 3 hard boiled eggs, halved
½ cup seaweed
Black sesame seeds
Directions
Sear the tofu and cut it into small [...]

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Pan Fried Chinese Mustard Dumplings with Miso Ginger Glaze

Makes about 20 dumplings
Ingredients
1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1/2 tablespoon garlic, chopped fine
1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
1 cup shredded baby bok choy or Chinese greens (blanched)
2 teaspoons hot Chinese mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 package of Dumpling Skins (round not square)
Directions
Place all [...]

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Plum Pot Stickers with Ginger Butter

Ingredients
4 plums, deseeded and chopped fine
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1/2 cup Japanese plum wine
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
12 dumpling wrappers, round
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons ginger, chopped fine
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
Directions
In a small saute pan heat the plums butter and sugar on [...]

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Steamed Pork & Shrimp (Open) Dumplings

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 pounds ground pork
1/4 cup shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped fine
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped fine
1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
2 tablespoons Chinese chives
1 tablespoon Chinese mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
12 dumpling skins (round)
Beaten egg
Directions
In a medium bowl, mix pork, shrimp, scallions, garlic, ginger, chives, [...]

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Thai Basil Chicken Fried Brown Rice

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
1 small green chili, chopped fine
3 scallions, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli florets, peppers), chopped small
1 cup chicken pieces, cooked
¼ cup frozen peas, defrosted
¼ cup water
2 cups cooked short grain brown rice
2 eggs, beaten
2 [...]

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Thai Clambake

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
Canola oil
3 tablespoons garlic, chopped superfine
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped superfine
2 Kaffir lime leaves, chopped superfine
2 thai chilies, deseeded and chopped superfine (add more for more heat)
2 tablespoons lemongrass bulb, outer layers removed, inner core blanched, shocked and minced
½ cup smoked sausage
1 cup clam broth or seafood stock
2 cup sake
2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
2 tablespoons [...]

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