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A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a little dinner party. I had this whole Thai Menu planned out and conceptually it was interesting, not too ridiculously difficult to execute and still healthy.
However, every single recipe was a new venture for me. Probably not the smartest idea when having people over. Not one to shy away from trying new things, I steamed ahead and when push came to shove, this wasn’t my best cooking day. Was it the recipes I selected as inspiration or my execution of them? Who knows and it certainly happens to everyone sometimes so you can’t beat yourself up over it.
Luckily, our guests were gracious and the company was good enough that we all still had a great time. The food wasn’t horrible or even bad, it just wasn’t what I would consider anything special and not up to my standards.
With that being said, it’s fair to say that I will not be sharing the Shaved Salad or Mussels recipe with you. I will, however, be sharing this fantastic Tamarind Lime Drink which is non-alcoholic and some addictive Thai Spiced Cashews later in the week.
The broiled pineapple with coconut whipped cream is a tasty dessert that I didn’t have to photograph but would happily remake if you guys are interested in the recipe so let me know on that one.
- If you want to make this into a mixed drink, I think Vodka, Tequila, Gin or even Rum would work but make sure to account for the Points Plus.
- ½ cup coconut palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
- ¾ cup hot water
- 8 medium limes, juiced
- 6 cups cold water
- lime flavored club soda and fresh lime for serving
- Begin by combining coconut palm sugar and tamarind paste with hot water. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside.
- Roll each lime across cutting board or other flat surface to help release the juice from the flesh. Cut and juice into a pitcher.
- Add palm sugar-tamarind mixture and cold water to lime juice. Stir to mix. Taste and adjust tamarind as necessary. Every brand has a different potency so you may need just a bit more.
- Chill until ready to serve. Serve over crushed ice with a splash of lime club soda and a lime wedge. Enjoy!