Thai red curry

21 Jan

Kelli, aka Captain Momma, asked me for the curry recipe from this post and I typed it up for her in less than ten minutes.  Since I plan to be in bed before midnight for once, I figured it would substitute for a post.

We’ve only ever tried this with chicken, and we cheat because we use Indian curry paste (which is easy to find) rather than Thai, so I guess we’ve never had the “authentic” stuff.  I don’t think Michael ever follows the recipe exactly anymore, but it’s always danged good!

Thai Red Curry with Beef or Chicken from The New Canadian Basics Cookbook (Carol Ferguson)
If you’re not familiar with Thai cooking, this easy recipe is a pleasant introduction to typical flavours.  Adjust the curry paste to taste (Thai curry pase is very hot).

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp (or to taste) red curry paste
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 lb beef stir-fry strips or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
3/4 cup coconut milk (Michael always uses to whole can and gets extra sauce, so he probably also uses extra curry paste to compensate)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime or lemon juice (we always use lime)
3 cups cooked jasmine rice

In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.  Add curry paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.  Add onion; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.  Add beef or chicken strips; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until almost cooked through.  Add red pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.  Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, and lime juice.  Bring to simmer; cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes.  Add more fish sauce (for saltiness) if needed.  Serve over jasmine rices.  Makes 2 to 3 servings.

3 Responses to “Thai red curry”

  1. Bubblybunny January 22, 2009 at 4:03 am #

    Mmmm…love Thai curry. For people who can’t do as hot as red curry, try green or yellow that are a bit mild. 😀

  2. limeandlemon January 22, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    i never tried thai curry before .. this sounds really yummy … the only thing is that i cant take spicy food 😀 … Laila ..

  3. maleesha January 26, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    this sounds so good. thanks for posting. I LOVE cooking Thai food of all kinds . It took me a while to be okay with the idea of fish sauce…some days I still have to pretend it is something else, maybe something made out of jellybeans, but I am getting there. I will make this next time my husband is out of town. He doesn’t like coconut or curry anything. Sadly.

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