The idea of tripas as an edible foodstuff can understandably turn a lot of people off. For those not in the know, in Mexican cuisine, tripas refers to the small intestines of a pig, goat, or cow. Beef small intestines, in particular, are the ones that are most commonly used in a lot of Mexican dishes.
If you’re like me (a dessert aficionado), you probably have experienced a scenario wherein you have tons of leftover ricotta from your recipes with no idea on how and where to store it. How long will ricotta last in the fridge? Can you safely freeze ricotta? These are just some of the questions that went through my mind when I was left with a bowlful of excess ricotta from a cheesecake recipe I was making.
When it comes to curry, you can’t go wrong with coconut milk. It’s a kitchen staple in Thai cuisine, and it’s one of the ingredients (along with coriander, fish sauce, and shrimp paste) that make Thai dishes taste distinctively. . . Thai. In other words, if you want authentic Thai curries, then coconut milk is a must. The ingredient gives curry a nice thick consistency as well as a delicate hint of sweetness that other ingredients can’t truly replicate.