483733 tn?1326798446

Fast & Easy Thai Curry

Peek is about to buy red curry paste for the first time.  I know she is still suffering from excess maple syrup because of me so am helping her out with a way to use up the extra curry paste.  I make this when I need a really fast and easy food.  This is my comfort food too!

1/2 lb. protein (fish, boneless chicken pieces, beef, pork, shrimp, etc.)
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 1/2 tbsp. curry paste (green, yellow or red - different heats and flavours - I make them all depending on my mood)
1 can lower fat coconut milk
2 tbsp. fish sauce (Thai Kitchen also has a brand - keeps in your pantry for ages)
1 tsp. white or brown sugar
6 kaffir lime leaves (I buy these from an Asian food mart and keep in the freezer - you can also buy dried, but if you can't get then substitue in 1 tbsp. lime juice)
1 to 1 1/2 cups vegetables (I often use frozen Asian veggie mix and one chunked onion, but throw in whatever you have.  Broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, bamboo shoots, eggplant, squash, peas, potatoes, etc.  If I am making a red curry I also include a couple of cut up tomatoes)
Optional - 1/2 tsp. paprika if making red curry

In a wok or large frying pan stir fry the oil, curry paste and 4 tbsp. of the coconut milk until fragrant.  If using meat or onions add now and saute for 2 minutes (if using fish or shrimp add near end and just cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked through).  Add the rest of can of coconut and remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes.  Remove lime leaves.  Serve with jasmine or basmati rice or thai rice noodles.
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172023 tn?1334672284
We'll all have the best stocked pantries in town, at any rate!
483733 tn?1326798446
I have so many spices and pantry items due to loving so many international foods that I had to install two Ikea pull out pantries!!!
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