Who doesn't love Thai food? Lighter and more fragrant than Indian, it's become hugely popular in recent years. But you don't have to get a takeaway to enjoy its authentic flavours: Delia's recipes include moreish little fishcakes, aromatic curries and zingy salads.
Lovely spicy flavours here: just fry the prawns with onions and garlic, tomatoes, lime, wine and Thai red curry paste, cook the finest of pasta, then combine it all for a really wonderful and easy supper dish.
Although leeks are the traditional ingredient in a vichyssoise, the inclusion of lemon grass instead gives the soup a wonderful citrusy oriental flavour that really lends itself to serving chilled.
Using ready-cooked chicken speeds up this already easy dish, making it a real winner for weekday supper. Coconut milk can be heavy in calories, so dieters may like to know that you can now buy half-fat coconut milk instead.
Anyone who's been to Thailand will be familiar with lovely chicken satay, served with spicy peanut sauce. Delia's version is quick, easy and extremely tasty.
Pineapple crops up in many Thai dishes and here it offers a juicy, tangy counterpoint to fat, succulent prawns, all cooked in a spicy sauce. Quick and easy, Thai curries are the perfect midweek solution when you are tired and hungry.
In Thailand, mango is served with lime wedges to squeeze over it, the citrus sharpness cutting through the rich, perfumed flesh of the mango. Here, Delia has combined them to create an ice cream that would be ideal at the end of a Thai meal.
Coconut milk powder is a brilliant ingredient when making coconut ice cream and, along with the lime syrup, gives this refreshing dessert more than a little Thai flavour.
A Thai Tom Yum soup full of flavour and with hardly any fat, this lovely recipe is just as good made with prawns.
Thai chicken curry is hugely popular but can take a while to cook. This speedy version, however, has all the flavour but none of the faff - no wonder it's one of your favourite recipes on the site!
The soups of South-East Asia are all united by their punchy flavours, spicy elements and use of fresh herbs, fish and meat. This laksa is a really authentic version, but if you're short of time, use a ready-made paste.
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