Monday, 14 October 2013

Thai Red Curry



I've always thought I preferred green Thai curry over red, but I recently got a batch of red curry paste at a ridiculous discount, and discovered it's really quite lovely in its own right. Especially with loads of coconut to balance out the heat of the chilli. I think I'm going to be making this a lot more often from now on.

Thai red curry


Thai Red Curry

1tsp vegetable oil
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
200ml (7fl.oz) hot water
50g (2oz) red curry paste
1tsp kaffir lime leaves (chopped)
1tsp lemongrass (chopped)
100g (4oz) creamed coconut
100g (4oz) baby sweetcorn
100g (4oz) mange tout
100g (4oz) mushrooms
1 red pepper
beansprouts
3tbsp pea aubergines
2 spring (green) onions
  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep saucepan.
  2. Finely chop the onion and crush the garlic, and fry until softened.
  3. Add the hot water, curry paste, spices, and coconut.
  4. Slice the baby sweetcorn in half lengthways, and slice the spring onions.
  5. Add the remaining vegetables (reserving half of the spring onions to garnish) to the curry, and simmer for 5-10 minutes until soft.
  6. Serve with rice or noodles, and sprinkle with the reserved spring onions.


9 comments:

Rachel said...

I always forget about using coconut milk to calm down hot and spicy sauces - thanks for the reminder!

Carla Bruns said...

I've never tried curry. This looks beautiful and the ingredients sound fresh and yummy!

Sarah said...

I agree with your friend Carla, the appeal of this, for me, is in the mounds of fresh veggies. I love that you served it with very few noodles; it's mostly just the wonderful veggies to enjoy.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That looks really good!

carma said...

I've never been a big fan of curry, but this does look delicious and uber healthy!

Blond Duck said...

I've always stuck with stir fry-- maybe I'll venture out!

Congrats on your book!

lee Aldrich said...

Found you through the Sharefest! LOVE curry and thank you for a great, non-complicated recipe!

Angie Schneider said...

So very flavourful and delicious!

kaprifolia said...

I made this for dinner the other day; it was delicious! :D

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