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Chicken Puttanesca By Closet Cooking

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a classic Italian pasta dish with a sauce consisting of tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic. I make spaghetti alla puttanesca fairly often and sometimes I like to add chicken to the mix, especially chicken thighs, with their crispy and tasty skins! After browning the chickens skin in a…

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Hot Thai Chicken! – Fried Chicken in Sweet Chili Lime Sauce

By Pailin’s Kitchen



Serves 2-3

Fried Chicken

  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut each thigh into 6-7 pieces

  • 1 egg

  • 2 Tbsp + ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • Oil for frying

Sweet Chili Lime Sauce 

  • 2 Tbsp Thai chili paste (nam prik pao, store bought or make your own)

  • 4 large Thai dried chilies (see note)

  • 1 ½ Tbsp vinegar

  • 3 Tbsp sugar

  • 3 Tbsp oyster sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated or minced

  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 1 ½ Tbsp lime juice

  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, center rib removed, finely julienned then minced into small pieces (see video for technique)

  • Zest of ½ a lime (if you don’t have kaffir lime leaves, use zest of 1 whole lime)

Note: You can substitute any other kind of dried red chilies, keeping in mind that the smaller they are, the hotter they tend to be. If you don’t want to make it spicy, you can also use 2 tsp paprika powder instead. 

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How to make Thai Chili Paste/Chili Jam (Nam Prik Pao)



Makes about 2/3 cup 

  • 8-10 large dried chilies (I use spur chilies, but you can use any type of mild dried chilies)

  • 2 Tbsp dried shrimp

  • 10 cloves garlic, whole, peeled

  • 4 heads shallots, peeled and cut into large chunks

  • 2-3 Tbsp tamarind juice

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce

  • 3 Tbsp palm sugar, finely chopped, packed

  • ¼ tsp shrimp paste, optional

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (see note)

Note: you can add more oil for a thinner consistency.

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Thai Hot Pot “Jim Jum” By Hot Thai Kitchen

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Serves 2-3

The Meat Platter

You can have as many types of meat as you wish, but I recommend about 150g of protein per person. If using beef, pork, or chicken, use the marinade recipe below. If using seafood, liver or tofu, no need to marinade.

  • 150 g beef, pork, or chicken, thinly sliced (choose tender cuts)
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp egg white (keep the remaining egg for the meat platter)
  • ½ tsp tapioca starch or cornstarch

The Veg & Noodle Platter

Pick and choose your favourites from these options:

  • Napa cabbage, water spinach, bok choy, spinach or other soup-friendly greens with a mild flavour
  • Carrot ribbons
  • Asian mushrooms such as shimeji, enoki, shiitake, oyster, or king oyster mushrooms
  • Thai basil (must have!)
  • Sawtooth coriander or cilantro stems
  • Chinese celery 
  • Glass noodles or other quick-cooking noodles you like

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind juice
  • 1 tsp roasted chili flakes, or to taste
  • ½  tsp sugar
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 leaves sawtooth coriander, thinly slices (or use cilantro)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted rice powder


  • 4 cups plain, unsalted pork stock (simply simmer pork bones in water for 2 hours)
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, smashed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves, torn and bruised
  • 5 thin rounds galangal
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 heaping Tbsp toasted rice powder


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Baked Sweet Potato Fries By Cooking Classy

I live for sweet potato fries! As a matter of fact I like them more than regular fries. My husband thinks I’m totally crazy because who could like sweet potato fries better but there’s just something about them. They’re sweet, they’re salty, they’re crispy and they are 100% dreamy! When we go to a good burger restaurant…

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Crunchy Korean fried chicken recipe (Dakgangjeong: 닭강정) By Maangchi



  • 3½ pounds chicken wings (about 1.6 kg), washed and drained

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

  • 2/3 cup potato starch or corn starch

  • ⅓ cup peanuts (optional)

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 to 4 large dried red chili peppers, seeded, cut crosswise into ⅓ inch pieces (optional)

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup rice syrup or corn syrup

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon mustard (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • Grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil, peanut oil)

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Cranberry and Brie Turkey Quesadillas with Avocado and Candied Jalapenos By Closet Cooking

Do you have it in you for one more roast turkey recipe? I hope that you have some roast turkey leftover from your Thanksgiving dinner to make these tasty jalapeno cranberry and brie turkey quesadillas with avocado and candied jalapenos! (If you don’t you should seriously consider roasting up some turkey right now!) I often…

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