Monday, February 14, 2011

Thai Green Curry

Thai food is something that does not exist at all in Porto (at least I haven't found it).  That's a real bummer for me because I love it and it used to be so easy to get when we lived in Brooklyn.  There were at least 5 Thai places in our old neighborhood.  This recipe is actually pretty easy to make.  It's basically curry paste, coconut milk and what ever else you want to through in there.  The fish sauce and sugar add a lot of depth to the flavors so you should really make an effort to include them.  Green curry sauce can be found at most supermarkets and I even read somewhere that people in Thailand use pre-made curry sauce so don't feel like your cheating.

2 TBSP green curry paste
1 Can coconut milk
1/2 onion chopped
1 cup potatoes chopped
1 carrot chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped
1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
2 tsp Olive oil
1/4 cup Fresh cilantro chopped plus a little more set aside
1 Lime
1/2 TBSP Fish sauce
1 TBSP brown sugar
Jasmine rice Cooked as normal

Over medium heat, stir fry curry paste in 2 tsp of olive oil for 30 seconds and add onions.  Continue to cook for another 30 seconds constantly stirring and add potatoes and carrots.
Pour in coconut milk and stir. 
Add fish sauce and brown sugar and stir.
Cook for 2 minutes and add the chicken and red bell peppers.  Stir and cover.
Turn the heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes.
Stir in 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro and serve over rice.  Garnish with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

No comments:

Post a Comment