Thai food can be the perfect cuisine to highlight fresh, raw ingredients, and in the heat of summer there is nothing more refreshing in a meal. In this class we’ll work with seasonal ingredients and herbs to create delicious Thai meals packed with flavor that help keep us feeling light and energized during these long, hot days! Thai food is full of aromatic components and incorporates fresh herbs, chilies, and vegetables for balanced, harmonious meals that are quick and easy to make. You’ll never want to pick up the phone again for Thai take-out after you see how easy and delicious it is to avoid those menu options heavy in oils and other unhealthy ingredients. A fresh Thai-style dessert and condiments will also be part of the menu so you can leave having created an entire meal, with the knowledge of how to make these dishes again and again. So come learn how to work with simple, raw ingredients to make the most of fresh, summer ingredients, Thai-style!
Recipes:Herbal Spring Rolls with Fresh Sweet Chili Sauce, Spicy Mango Salad, Fresh Thai Beef Cabbage Salad, Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Chili Peanuts, Thai Poached Chili-Lemongrass-Ginger-Mint Shrimp with Fresh Sweet Chili Sauce, Mango Coconut “Sweet” Chutney over Lime Granita
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes:Perfect the tastiest, freshest Thai meal!
Ashton Keefe is the Owner/Executive Chef of Ashton Keefe LLC. Culinary Lifestyle Services, which specializes in boutique catering, food styling and culinary instruction in NYC. Ashton studied at Wake Forest University and then Classic Pastry Arts at Manhattan’s, The French Culinary Institute. She edits Today Show regular and wine expert Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl. Ashton is a frequent recipe contributor and tester for O Magazine, Whole Foods Market Cooking and Everyday with Rachael Ray. She was the back-up chef for the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” and will be appearing on Food Network’s “Guy vs. Rachael’s Celebrity Smackdown.” Check out her site Ashton Keefe and her blog, “Diary of a Sweet Tooth.”