Posts Tagged With: Mango

Thai One on Pizza

As promised, here’s another grilled pizza recipe…I will never get sick of these.  Ever.  I think pizza crust is a blank canvas with seriously endless possibilities for any meal.  That being said, this one’s kind of different and might freak some out, but trust me, it was awesome!  The flavor combination was like no other pizza I’ve ever had but was so reminiscent of the Thai flavors I crave.

Again, Branden said it was so imporant to be prepared here.  And another note, control the spicy factor in this dish with more or less Sriracha.


  • 1/2 c. peanut butter, ideally natural (we used Jif Natural Creamy)
  • 2 TBS Sriracha sauce
  • 6 TBS unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 prepared pizza dough, homemade or refrigerated (again, we like Pillsbury’s for on the grill)
  • 1 1/2 c. sliced or shredded chicken (we grilled ours first)
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into matchsticks
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly on an angle
  • 1 c. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. fresh bean sprouts
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, cut into ribbons
  • 2 TBS dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter, Sriracha, coconut milk, and salt.  Reserve for topping.
  2. Preheatthe grill, roll out and shape the dough, and grill the first side of the crust until golden.  Flip the crust.
  3. Spread the entire surface with the peanut butter sauce.  Top with the chicken, mango, and scallions.  Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Finish grilling until the bottom of the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from the grill, sprinkle with the bean sprouts, mint, and nuts, and season with sale.  Slice and serve immediately with the lime wedges.

Adapted from Pizza on the Grill by Elizabeth Karmel & Bob Blumer

Categories: Entrees, Recipes, Thai | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Thai Favorite: Coconut Mango Sticky Rice

To say that Branden and I love Thai food would be a huge understatement.  We love to go out for Thai and we really enjoy cooking it in our home as well.  Often when we make Thai for dinner, we add this sweet little addition for dessert (and I can vouch that it makes for a yummy breakfast treat the next morning, too).  I was recently telling one of my friends that I share recipes with about this simple dessert and decided that I might as well share it with everyone else, too.

This recipe is about as easy as it gets in terms of good desserts and I highly suggest that you serve it with mango as suggested- it really does make it even better.  My other major tip is that you do NOT under any circumstances use fat free coconut milk.  Trust me, this is one of those things where it is better to just accept the fact that the dish is fat-laden and move on.  If you use fat free coconut milk instead of regular, you’re going to miss out on a lot of flavor.  This is a mistake I made only once!

Believe it or not, I got this recipe off of a box of Taste of Thai jasmine rice years ago and it continues to be one of my favorite recipes for coconut sticky rice.  Enjoy!

1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice
1-13.5 oz can coconut milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ripe mangoes


  1. In a medium saucepan bring 1 3/4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and briefly stir. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer 15 minutes or until water is just absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, combine Coconut Milk, sugar and salt. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the hot Coconut Milk sauce to the cooked rice. Stir until mixed.
  4. Lightly press plastic wrap onto mixture in saucepan to cover. Let rest 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Peel and slice the mangoes.
  6. With large spoon or ice cream scoop, spoon the sticky rice onto plates and garnish with mango slices.
Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Thai | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

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