La maestra had mentioned that she loved Thai food and missed eating it. Lindi had mentioned that she loves Thai food and missed it too. Thai is Husband's favorite food.
What does that mean? We had Thai food today. It was a lovely group, La Maestra, her lovely granddaughter Gita and our neighbors and friends Lindi, Pablo and of course Husband and I. Mr. Dog was very interested too, but he only got a tiny taste of the satay. We had starting with the bowl in the upper right (one o'clock) pickled cucumber salad, chicken satay, peanut sauce for the satay, green banana curry,pork and vegetable curry, a small bowl of chopped peanuts to add as needed, pad thai, and red fried rice.
Here is a closer look at the table.
Here is a close up of the pad thai.
This is the red fried rice. Ketchup is what makes it red.
This is the pork and vegetable curry. Those red strips are serrano peppers that I bought at the supermarket and let riped to red. I picked the ones just showing a little colour and left them out for a day to ripen.
Here is the chicken satay. I love how Husband lined the dish with a fresh banana leaf.
Husband was really involved in making this feast. I don't know if he meant to be, but he grilled the meat, made a lovely Thai Limeade, and prepared the pickles. He also did a lot of other stuff, it was so nice working together in the kitchen.
We also had some nice wine and tropical ice cream supplied by our guests.
Pablo and Gita had never had Thai food before so I told them that was perfect because they had nothing to compare it to. La Maestra remarked that it had been years since she had any Thai food, and come to think of it Husband hasn't had any since we moved here. So I had their memories of great Thai food to compete with, I think Lindi and I have had Thai food the most recently. It was a lovely meal. I'll type up the rest of the recipes this week