Thai Curry Paste (Red or Green)

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Thai Curry Paste (Red or Green)

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This paste can be made red or green. The recipe below is for RED Curry paste. For GREEN curry paste use 6 green chillies instead of the red and omit the paprika.

6 red or green chillis (the long ones that look a bit like bananas)
3 tablespoons chopped green shallots - add extra for a hotter curry
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 tablespoon of powdered, fresh or dried lemon grass (takrai)
1 tablespoon of shrimp paste (kapi)
1 teaspoon of ground galangal (laos) - can substitute ground ginger
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon salt

Wash chillis under running water, remove stems and seeds.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 20-30 seconds. Scrape down sides and blend until a smooth paste forms

Makes about 1/2 a cup of curry paste.

Can be stored in the fridge in a screw top jar for up to 4 weeks or can be frozen until needed.
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Simple Fish Sauce

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Add the curry paste ( about 1 table spoon ) to a small can of coconut milk, simmer on a low heat till combined.
Add 1 challot ( spring onion ) roughly chopped ( as a garnish ) at the end, before serving.

Check the use by date on the coconut milk, as if it is passed it's use by date it could seperate.
I cheat and use the curry paste from the Jar ( green or red ).
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Post by Miruwin »

Try making your own one day Sal, you will find the improvement in flavour well worth the little extra effort. I make up a huge batch and freeze it into smaller quantities.

I tend to make up the chilli jam, a big batch of red, an even bigger batch of green all at the same time.
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Sounds Good

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Sounds Good, i will give it a try :)
Gothics

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Hello,

In Thai food, there is very much importance to curry paste & there is two type of curry paste used in Thai food red & green. but green curry paste gives your food more flavourful than red curry paste. Red gives color to the dish but green gives all herb taste to food. Hope this information gives you the right information.


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Post by Quiverr »

Most excellent information there, Benny44, thanks for sharing it with us.
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Post by Dahon »

I do like a nice Thai green curry
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