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  1. Authentic Thai Nam-Prik-Ong with Spring Vegetables by Marni Xuto

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    Chef and content creator Marni Xuto with a recipe at the Great British Food Festival

    Here is another fab recipe from Marni Xuto: Nam-Prik-Ong with Spring Vegetables.

    Marni Xuto grew up in the heart of Bangkok and her recipes are like love letters to Thai cuisine. She is a content creator and recipe developer and can often be found giving cooking demonstrations at top food festivals, or cooking classes at School of Wok.

    Check out Marni’s website for more information here and make sure to follow her on social media for delicious recipes and top tips for cooking Thai food.

    This recipe is inspired by Songkran or เทศกาลสงกราน (Thai New Year) which is celebrated on 13th April each year. It is also known as the Water Splashing Festival and marks the beginning of the Buddhist New Year.

    Originating from Northern Thailand, this dish can be eaten by hand, is easy to make, and is a great dish to share as a dipping sauce in particular. Although it isn’t widely known outside Thailand, it is a true Thai favourite.

    Marni’s Nam-Prik-Ong is served in our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 9cm Mini Pan. These brilliant little pans are perfect for serving individual portions, side dishes, jus, gravies, you name it. They also come in Copper Tri-Ply!

    Did you know: Nam-Prik means “hot sauce” from nam meaning water and prik meaning chillies!

    Serve: 1-2

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Cooking time: 45 minutes

    Ingredients for the chilli paste

    • 100g of shallots, chunkily chopped
    • 4g of mild dried chilli, soaked in water
    • 2g os kaffir lime leaves with the stalks removed
    • 1 stalk of lemon grass, chunkily cut
    • 1 bulb of garlic, peeled
    • 2 tbsp of water
    • 1 tbsp of oil
    • 1 tsp of shrimp paste
    • 2/3 tsp of salt

    Ingredients for the dip element

    • 400g of tomatoes, chopped
    • 250g of lean pork mince
    • 150ml of water
    • 90 ml of vegetable oil
    • 1.5 tsp of sugar
    • 1 tsp of fish sauce
    • 1 tsp of tomato puree

    Serve with your choice of spring vegetables

    • 1 artichoke
    • 1 handful of asparagus
    • 1 handful of carrots
    • 1 handful of cabbage
    • 1-2 aubergines


    Marni uses pans from across our ranges in this recipe. Check out what we love about each of them here!

    Cooking Method for the Nam-Prik-Ong

    Authentic Thai Nam-Prik-Ong with Spring Vegetables by Marni Xuto
    You can tell this dish is packed with punchy flavours!
    1. Blend the chilli paste ingredients in an electric blender or pound them in a pestle and mortar. 
    2. Gently fry the paste with the vegetable oil in a Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non Stick Frying Pan, over medium heat until it has infused. 
    3. Add in the mince and fry it over a medium heat, stirring it until the mince is cooked.
    4. Next to add are the tomatoes. Stir them until the tomato peel comes away from the flesh. 
    5. Pour in the water and bring it to the boil for approximately 5 minutes. Simmer it until the liquid reduces (approximately 25 – 30 minutes), making sure you stir it regularly. 
    6. Meanwhile, prepare the Copper Base 20cm Saucepan and Stainless Steel Steamer. The time you steam the vegetables for will depend on your preference.  
    7. Turn your attention to the Nam-Prik-Ong mixture. Season with the sugar, fish sauce, and tomato puree. Turn the heat up and cook for another 3 minutes. 
    8. Finally, transfer the Nam-Prik-Ong into a Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 9cm Mini Pan. Arrange the steamed and fresh vegetables around the paste, serve with Thai sticky rice, and enjoy!

  2. One Pot Geang-Hung-Lay by Marni Xuto

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    We’ve paired up with the fabulous Marni Xuto to bring you this recipe for One Pot Geang-Hung-Lay or Northern Thai Style Pork Belly Curry. Marni loves to make Thai food accessible and easy for everyone. Check out her website for recipes that look absolutely irresistible and make sure you follow her on Instagram.

    In this recipe, Marni showcases one fab feature of our cookware: our pans can be used on the hob AND in the oven! In this recipe, the curry is made on the hob and finished in the oven. We can’t wait to try it!

    Written by Eliza

    Serve: 2-3
    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Cooking time: 15 minutes and slow cook in the oven for 2 hours

    Ingredients for the Hung-Lay paste:Closeup of curry in a copper tri-ply saucepan taken from above

    • 30 grams Garlic-peeled
    • 100 grams Shallot-peeled and chopped
    • 25 grams Lemongrass-sliced
    • 15 grams Galangal -sliced and chopped
    • 1 grams Dried bird eye chilli-sliced
    • 1.5 teaspoons Shrimp paste
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

    Ingredients for the curry:

    • 600 grams Pork belly-chunky cut
    • 35 grams Toasted peanuts (optional)
    • 20 grams Ginger-peeled and sliced
    • 5 grams Red chilli-sliced
    • 1 grams Coriander
    • 200 millilitres Water
    • 2 tablespoons Sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon Tamarind paste
    • 1 tablespoon Dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Oyster sauce


    Cooking Method

    1. Lightly spray the oil in Copper Tri-ply 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan.
    2. Add the peanuts and toss until slightly brown. Set aside.
    3. Pre- heat the oven to 150 Celsius.
    4. Pound the garlic, red onion, lemongrass, galangal, dried birds eye chilli, shrimp paste and salt in a pestle and mortar (or blend it in an electric blender). Set aside.
    5. Marinate the pork belly in the paste for at least 1 hour.
    6. Fry the marinated pork belly with the vegetable oil until brown over medium to high heat in the Copper Tri-ply 20cm Saucepan.
    7. Season with the dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar. Stir until cooked.
    8. Add the tamarind paste, half portion of sliced ginger and water. Bring it to the boil.
    9. Close the lid and cook the curry in the oven for 1.5 hours.
    10. Carefully remove the pan from the oven. Add the rest of the ginger, fold and return the pan to the oven for a further 30 minutes without the lid.
    11. Garnish with toasted peanuts, red chilli and coriander.
    12. Enjoy this one pot Northern Thai Style curry with a fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice.

    Closeup of curry in a copper tri-ply saucepan taken from above