Kua Kling (Beef)

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Kua Kling (Beef)

Postby Red Bigot » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:42 pm

I tried this tonight, it's one of our favourite dishes in Thailand, but never seen in Thai restaurants in Australia. It's a southern Thai specialty and there are numerous variations. As far as I can tell this is the only English version of the recipe on the net, I had to get a Thai friend to find one and translate it. Here is my annotated version, with pictures, it's pretty spicy, but very fragrant and interesting.

http://redbigot.info/Recipes/KhuaKling.htm
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Postby GRB » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:02 am

Hi Brian,

Sounds good, how hot a the Thai chillies on the 1-10 scale? 50 is a lot even without seeds, the small chillies we have 5 would be enough to kill the average human and we like our food pretty hot as well.

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Postby Red Bigot » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:31 pm

Glen, the chillis I used are not the hottest type, thin, 2-3 cm long (Grand Continental brand), you lose a bit getting the seeds out and they aren't as hot as the Italian tiny pepperoncino chillis. You could also use the bigger, milder ones as well/instead. I did add about 7 small fresh/frozen chillis from my garden last season as well. It was just right for three of the 6 people eating it, and copious amounts of water and/or milk were consumed by the others. There were other dishes as well - a Thai-style beef salad (deliberately without much chilli though) and stir-fried vegetables with soy and oyster sauce.

A really hot curry breaks out a good sweat on the top of my head, this one produced a mild sheen. One person did mention "still bleeding under the eyes" 10 minutes later though. :-)

I cooked this on the BBQ wok-burner outside, I was sneezing a bit when the wind was blowing in the wrong direction. ;-) If cooking inside, set the exhaust fan on max.

The red-drinkers drank a Willespie MR Shiraz 99 and a Small Gully Barossa Shiraz 2001 (an ex-Wine Orb auction buy and great value at $11) with the food, both a good match.
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