Sometimes, when I get home after a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is to spend a long time prepping dinner and cooking.
All I really want to do is sit down and eat a bag of chips.
But I can’t, ’cause the Boy nags and it’s apparently not healthy: P Go figure.
Sometimes it’s the other way round, and he wants a bag of chips, and due to him never letting me have them, I say “No”, just to spite him 😛 Revenge feels good!
My favourite remedy for this lack of mojo in cooking is the in-a-flash-meals from the Marion’s Kitchen food range.
Please note, that this is NOT a sponsored post, I just really like these products! And I bought them from my local Woolies.
One of our favourites is Marion’s Thai Green Curry.
In the neat little box, a couple of sachets/packets are provided to you.
Actually, everything apart from the meat/seafood which you should obviously have.
It comes with the green curry paste, coconut milk, the kaffir lime leaves, the bamboo shoots, fish sauce and even comes with a bag of rice!
Cooking it is easy enough, as you simply follow the numbering on the packets and cook. It would probably take you less than 15 minutes (provided you cooked the rice beforehand) to serve this dish up.
It is that easy and that quick. Definitely takes less time than waiting for a pizza delivery.
Step one instructs you to saute the green curry paste in a wok or a frying pan.
Once the heat gets through the paste, the air around you should be heavy with the fragrance and aroma of it.
Add the coconut milk.
Once it is mixed through completely, add in the spice mix (includes dried red chillies and kaffir lime leaves and other dried herbs) and fish sauce.
Tip: if you don’t like it spicy, you can omit the dried chillies or if you really like it spicy, chop the dried chillies to release more heat.
At this point, once the spice mix has been incorporated into the curry, you can add in your meat or seafood. Here we used chicken.
We also added quite a lot of veggies (whatever was sitting in the fridge really).
Lastly before finishing off, add in the bamboo shoots.
Serve hot with freshly steamed rice 🙂
Wasn’t that easy?
I’ve also tried her Red Curry (same process), Thai Basil & Chilli Stir-Fry and her Satay Mix. Absolutely loved the peanut sauce. It differs slightly from the Malaysian version, but taste good all the same.
So that’s my cheats to an amazing home cooked Thai dinner.
I LOVE HER GREEN CURRY!! I have at least 5 boxes stocked up in my pantry right now. Whoops. 😡
But her red curry not so much. Had a rather unpleasant taste to it the last time I tried. x_X
I too always have spare boxes as back up plans!
How is the sodium levels?
We have tried her satay and it was a winner! Have a pack of red curry ready to go next! I’m all for delicious short cuts for making dinner 😛
Yum.. loved the satay sauce in that pack too! So good!
I use the mae ploy sort from the asian mart. it’s a bit tedious. i think i might try this… since my sister loves green curries
I say nooooo!! Yeah go Marion’s kitchen all the way!
Wow, packet curry tasting good? I can’t stand Mae Ploy… Time to try marion’s then, since it’s been recommended you, whom I trust!
Yes, trust me. I am very trustworthy 😛
I love you even more right now for sometimes using these products! Mum and I use to have a green curry mix on hand in the cupboard for tired nights, so I’ll have to recommend that she try these ones instead 🙂
(Says the girl eating cereal for dinner right now 😉 )
Cereal eater!!! (GEDDIT?!)
I totally get it. Because we have THE SAME MIND.
We do! We do we do we do!
I don’t believe you at all! Doesn’t the boy cook you dinner most nights, hmmmmmmm? Hahaha 😉
We actually split it up pretty well… he does cook every other day and I do the other days 🙂
Oh oh oh 🙂 I bought this before I left and now it’s sitting in my pantry ~ Can’t wait to try it though hehe so glad you like it! Now I don’t feel so bad buying it hahaha Mr Bao was nagging me saying that it wasn’t going to be very good ~
Yayy! It is good 🙂