I decided to enter into the dark, scary unknown! Thai food! I have seen pictures, smelled the aroma, read, or tried to read some of the recipes. Didn't work! It's still scary unknown.I bought the ingredients, prepared them, rolled up my sleeves, and went to it! Then a funny thing happened, YES! it was delicious! Now, I wondered why didn't try this before? Now, I'm going to get my feet wet in another scary unknown! Enjoy! You might want to add the red pepper flakes slowly, and taste before you add more. The pepper flakes will even be hotter the next day, so be careful. If you have trouble finding the lemongrass, ask your produce man to stock it. Asian markets will have it also. There are lot of steps here, but so well worth it. Times don't include time for marinating.