THAI CURRY RECIPE
Have you ever had Thai curry…or any Thai food? I didn’t experience it until I was in my 20s. It is no secret: I love almost all Asian cuisine. My favorite type is probably Korean, but Thai is a close second. Fresh lime, cilantro, Thai basil, coconut milk…what’s not to love? I love to eat, but when it comes to sharing recipes, I often hesitate because I don’t measure. Unless I’m baking, I go by taste a “look”. Most people who don’t feel comfortable in the kitchen, do not like to try cooking this way. But my friend who shared this recipe was also the same person who taught me to cook this way. (That’s something special about the Army: you meet some pretty incredible women who are life long friends.)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
coconut milk (canned)
Thai curry paste
fish sauce (sounds gross…smells worse…but it’s delicous)
chicken or meat of choice (cut in slices or bite sized pieces)
all the veggies
WHAT YOU DO
You can do what you like, but this is what I did this particular recipe. I used two cans of coconut milk and put them in the pot.
I then added the curry paste…I used three tablespoons…
I then added three tablespoons of soy sauce, and the juice of one lime…
The last thing I added for the “sauce” was some sugar…about two tablespoons full.
This was the first time I made it without fish sauce. It changed the flavor, and I was really missing it. I would say maybe half a tablespoon?? Again, start with a little of ANY ingredient and add more if you don’t like it. You can always add, but you can’t take out. Smashed lemongrass (which is also in the paste) is also a nice addition.
I then heat the liquid until boiling and add the chicken. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, then add your veggies…
I did a mix of snow peas, broccoli, and carrots along with potatoes and red bell pepper. Cook until the veggies are tender. That’s it. I did add some chopped cilantro and basil along with a chopped up chili to mine and Joe’s. (We like our food hot!) But you can literally put anything you want to in this. I love this meal, and Joe really does too. Because he was returning from a week of crummy meals in the field, I cooked this for him as well as a blackberry and peach cobbler served with vanilla ice cream…
If you’re interest in the cobbler recipe, let me know. 🙂
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