Thai Chili Pepper

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These little peppers are about an inch long and very hot. Green ones are not ripe, and red are ripe, but you eat either one and mix them together for color.

At the end of Summer, I would get the Thai chili peppers from Farmer's market, wash and let air dry. Then I would put them in the freezer and freeze them for later use. They seem to last the whole year. Although, toward the end of the year, they seem to lose the heat. Otherwise, the peppers are as good as fresh.

These peppers are widely available at Asian markets, Farmers' market and some supermarkets. They can be grown in the US successfully in the Summer. The plant likes heat and sun.

Red ones are sometimes sun dried, toasted and ground then put on the table as a condiments.

Recipes made with Thai chili pepper

  • chicken basil

    Chicken Basil

    Gai Pad Gaprow

    Ground chicken stir fried with holy basil

  • tom kha gai

    Tom Kha Gai

    Gai Tom Kha

    Chicken in galangal flavored coconut broth. Sour and hot.

  • chinese olive fried rice

    Chinese Olive Fried Rice

    Kow Pad Nam Leab

    Exotic Chinese olive fried rice

  • crispy fried okra
    Vegetarian

    Crispy Fried Okra

    Grajiab Tod

    Okra fried in a light batter served with chili fish sauce.

  • chicken basil

    Chicken Basil

    Gai Pad Gaprow

    Ground chicken stir fried with holy basil

  • crispy pomfret

    Crispy Pomfret

    Pla Jalamed Tod

    Crispy fried whole fish. Served with shallot, pepper, fish sauce

  • grilled sardines

    Grilled Sardines

    Pla Sardeen Yang

    Grill fresh sardines, served with hot chili fish sauce.

  • crunchy squash blossoms
    Vegetarian

    Crunchy Squash Blossoms

    Dok Fugtong Tod

    Squash blossoms, lightly dusted in flour and pan fried.

  • chili fish sauce

    Chili Fish Sauce

    Nam Pla Prig

    Chili fish sauce is one of the most popular sauce that you will be served with in Thailand.

  • crab fried rice

    Crab Fried Rice

    Kow Pud Pboo

    Crab fried rice served with a wedge of lime, sliced cucumber and chili fish sauce.

  • crispy catfish green mango salad

    Crispy Catfish Green Mango Salad

    Yum Pla Dook Foo

    Sour unripe mango, biting lime, salty fish sauce and crisped catfish.

  • chicken on rice with hot yellow bean sauce

    Chicken on Rice with Hot Yellow Bean Sauce

    Kow Mun Gai

    Chicken on rice cooked in chicken broth served with spicy soy bean sauce

  • hot yellow bean sauce

    Hot Yellow Bean Sauce

    Nam Jim Kow Mun Gai

    It's this spicy sauce that makes the dish!

  • mackerel with chili sauce

    Mackerel with Chili Sauce

    Nam Prig Pla Tuu

    Mackerel and fresh vegetables with a shrimp paste sauce.

  • spicy budoo

    Spicy Budoo

    Nam Budoo Song Kreung

    Traditional southern Thai sauce served with rice and many veggies.

  • yum sausage

    Yum Sausage

    Yum Moo Yaw

    Pork sausage salad served hot or cold

  • pork basil

    Pork Basil

    Pad Gaproa Moosub Kaidow

    Spicy ground pork stir-fried with fragrant holy basil. Served over jasmine rice, a fried egg and garlic chili fish sauce.

  • chili garlic fish sauce

    Chili Garlic Fish Sauce

    Nampla Prig

    Easy versatile condiment for most dishes.

  • yum woon sen

    Yum Woon Sen

    Spicy glass noodle salad with crunchy peanuts and dried shrimp.

  • tapioca dumplings

    Tapioca Dumplings

    Saku Sai Moo

    Steamed dumplings with pork and peanut filling wrapped in tapioca pearls

  • green mango chili fish sauce

    Green Mango Chili Fish Sauce

    Nam Pla Prig Mamuang

    Fish sauce with shredded green mango, spiced with Thai chilis, lime juice and shallots

  • crunchy mung beans

    Crunchy Mung Beans

    Tua Seeg Tod

    Fried crunchy mung beans spiced with green onion and chili pepper.

  • pork basil

    Pork Basil

    Pad Gaproa Moosub Kaidow

    Spicy ground pork stir-fried with fragrant holy basil. Served over jasmine rice, a fried egg and garlic chili fish sauce.

  • drunken noodles

    Drunken Noodles

    Sen Yai Pad Kee Mao

    Spicy hot rice noodles stir-fried with pork and holy basil

  • pad kee mao

    Pad Kee Mao

    Pork stir-fried with spicy sauce, also known as drunken pork

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