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If you're tired of ordering the same Thai takeout, turn to Katie Chin, known to her fans as "the Asian Rachael Ray." Her new cookbook is full of the Thai classics you love, demystified for the home cook. Curry has never been easier when someone else is worrying about the duck. Genius! 

If you're tired of ordering the same Thai takeout, turn to Katie Chin  known to her fans as the "Asian Rachael Ray." Her new cookbook is full of the Thai classics you love, demystified for the home cook. Curry has never been easier when someone else is worrying about the duck. Genius!

There's just something magical about the combination of pineapple, duck and red curry which explains why it's one of the most popular Thai curries. The spiciness of the garlic, chili and curry is tempered by the creamy coconut milk and sweet pineapple. As this dish calls for pre-roasted Chinese duck, you can get dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. Look for a Chinese deli in your local Chinatown or Asian neighborhood which has ducks hanging in the windows. I always head to Sam Woo in LA for my roast ducks. For a bright finish, squeeze a wedge of fresh lime over it before serving.

Reprinted with permission from Everyday Thai Cooking