Thai food gets me right smack in the middle of my heartstrings. Or stomachstrings – if that is an actually thing. …Sounds pretty legit to me.
It’s got the balance of salty, sweet, umami, heat and acid and it’s done magnificently. And with this recipe you can really pile in your favorite vegetables, thinly sliced, of course. Every vegetable loves those Thai fragrant flavors.
I’m talking about lime juice, fish sauce, chiles and a sprinkle of brown sugar. That’s practically talking dirty to me.
Now I’m drooling.
Being the mostly frazzled mom that I am (I have literally left the door to the house open and driven away…), I gotta say that I love the convenience of throwing everything into a little packet, waving my chopstick-for-substitute magic wand and Presto! It’s its own little meal after 10 minutes in the oven.
I’ve gotta give a well-earned slow clap for anything that makes my life quicker, easier and minimizes cleanup. (that’s a pretty big one!)
Don’t you dare forget about how outta your mind delicious this is! Especially on one of those rainy days. It is soothing savory perfection.
The shrimp shells are simmered in the broth along with some garlic and Thai chiles, which has me doing a little disco dance with every bite.
Okay, I don’t disco but I do dance for food. The good stuff is worth it.