If you want to be slightly daring, give this recipe a try. You will probably need to go to the market. As always, cooking shouldn’t make you stressed out. Just relax and do your best! This may become your new favorite 🙂
Life is good, be adventurous
•1 2×1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
•1 1×1-inch piece fresh galangal,* peeled, sliced
•10 Thai basil leaves*
•6 fresh cilantro sprigs
•2 kaffir lime leaves* or 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
•1 tablespoon sliced lemon grass*
•2 cups water
•2 cups whole milk
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/2 cup small pearl tapioca* (not quick-cooking)
•1 13.5- to 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk*
•1 large mango, peeled, cut into cubes
•1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
•Pinch of cayenne pepper
•Thai basil sprigs
Combine first 6 ingredients in food processor; blend 20 seconds. Transfer to medium saucepan; add 2 cups water and bring to boil. Remove pan from heat and let steep uncovered 20 minutes. Pour mixture into strainer set over heavy large saucepan; press on solids to release flavored liquid. Discard solids in strainer.
Add milk and sugar to flavored liquid in pan; bring to boil. Stir in tapioca; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until pudding thickens and is reduced to 2 1/4 cups, stirring frequently, about 35 minutes. Stir in coconut milk (pudding will be runny). Transfer to bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Toss mango cubes, lime juice, and cayenne in medium bowl. Divide tapioca among 6 stemmed glasses or bowls. Top with mango mixture; garnish with basil sprigs.
*Galangal, Thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, small pearl tapioca, and unsweetened coconut milk are available at Asian markets.