Monday, October 13, 2008

Accidental Thai plus, Tart Results

Did you know that when you combine this:
cashew ginger tofu from ED&BV made into a stirfry

With this:
coconut lime basmati rice from ED&BV

That you get this:
miraculous thai food!

And this?:
giant bowl of thai awesomness

Well, now you do.  I wasn't planning on making Thai food.  But I'm not complaining (and neither was Michael).  Somehow the flavors of cashew, ginger, lime, and coconut turned into the most awesome Thai food I've had...since our first visit to NYC, anyway.  I stupidly overbaked the tofu in the cashew sauce (even though it explicitly says on the recipe not to do so) and the sauce got all superthick (like...way too thick).  So we when added the baked tofu and sauce to the stirfry I had going, I had the idea to add about 1/4 cup of water to the whole thing.  The result?  Creamy and smooth and perfect.  If I could change only one thing, it would be to double the rice recipe, because there just was not enough of that deliciousness.  I think you have to have the rice flavors in there to make the Thai flavor combo complete.  But since there wasn't enough for seconds including the rice, I had room for this:
pear and almond tart, from the iron chef challenge i posted yesterday

Also known as the most delicious dessert that I've ever just made up off the top of my head.  Somehow, I lucked into making it just absolutely perfect.  That doesn't happen often.  Next time, I'd make my own crust because store bought crusts are just not...as good.  I've learned my lesson.  Anyway, since the verdict is in and positivie, please scroll down to the last post to get the recipe and make this yourself.  

We ate all this while watching Iron Chef on Food Network, and afterwards Michael declared that I won.  Yay!

13 comments:

Virginia said...

Iron Chef-I love the original version where the guy bites into the pepper-classic! Looks yummy, as always!

aTxVegn said...

You sure did win! The stirfry and the pie both look amazing.

miss v said...

thai is my favourite. nice work!

Bex said...

this is on my list of recipes I haven't made from EDBV, it looks so good!

VeganCowGirl said...

Oh my! Your bowl of awesomeness looks fantastic!!!! And that pear tart. YESSSSSSSSSSS PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

havecakewilltravel.com said...

both look beyond awesome, but the tart gets my very enthusiastic vote.

shellyfish said...

I am just drooling over here! Thai is like, my favorite, and that tart...yum!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Two questions:

Were there any leftovers?

If so, can I come over?

...barbara... said...

YES to all things thai....
We will be having a thai night here very soon....
Wish you could come with this awesomeness....
i nees to figure out how to imitate thai tea as seeing i am thai tealess and wanting some right now....

jessy said...

sweeeeeeeeeeeet! hooray for your giant bowl of thai awesomness! it looks soooo damn delicious! that's awesome that adding more water saved the day. yay!

i love the "money shot" of the tart! it looks awesome, indeed! Michael is too sweet! and don't you just love Iron Chef? i get all anxious and excitedface when i watch it... squeeeeeeeeeeeee!

allularpunk said...

virginia - i think the original iron chef is a lot funnier too.. i'm not a huge alton brown fan!

atxvegan - haha..they totally were. not to pat myself on the back or anything...

miss v - thanks!

bex - they compliment eachother very nicely.. so you should go make it. right now!

cowgirl - there is nothing like a couple of happy accidents, you know?

celine - i'm glad you are enthusiastic about my tart. because i'm usually very enthusiastic about the yummies you make too!

shelly - thai is the best. unfortunately, you can't find vegan thai around here...except at my house!

lisa - we ate them all! i'll make it again and you can come share :)

barbara - i wish i could come over too. i've never had thai tea...sounds good though.

jessy - moneyshot. ha! love it. and yeah, iron chef is the best. i get mad at some of the judges though, when they're being dumb.

Chelsea said...

Both of those look so delicious! Nice work! :)

Puppy said...

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