Wake up your boring weeknight dinners now! Not only is weeknight Thai sausage loaded with flavor, but also its Thai chili paste is packed with the spicy, zesty, savory, sweet notes too!
Thai Chili Dipping Sauce
2 medium shallots, unpeeled
1 head of garlic, unpeeled
4–6 red or green Thai chiles, depending on spice preference
2–3 Tbsp. (to taste) fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro stems and leaves
1–2 Tbsp. (to taste) fish sauce
1–2 tsp. (to taste) sugar
3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped
1 shallot, minced
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp to 1/4 cup red curry paste, (depending on spicy preference)
2 tbsp coconut milk
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp cilantro stems and leaves, minced
1.5 lb ground turkey or chicken
Broil the shallots, garlic and Thai chilis on a baking sheet for 6-10 minutes, or until blackened in spots. Or if you have a gas stove I’m jealous of you because you can just char them over your burner.
Peel the garlic, pepper and shallots, and coarsely chop. Add garlic, shallots and peppers to a stone mortar and pestle or food processor and pound or process until a smooth-ish paste.
Add the lime juice, cilantro, fish sauce and sugar to taste.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Take about 2 tbsp. of mixture to form into a patty.
Warm a few tablespoons of cooking oil of choice over medium high heat. Fry the Thai sausage patties until crispy on the outside and cooked to 165 degrees inside.
Serve with the dipping sauce, cabbage, or steamed veggies or choice and Thai sticky rice or jasmine rice.
Most Thais would make this kind of dish with ground pork, which is what we prefer, or ground turkey, or ground chicken. We’ve tried it with ground beef and the beef flavor was too overpowering for us and took away from all the other flavors. But if you only have ground beef, give it a try and see what you think!
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Thai
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Thai
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