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Thai Curry

Postby Lentil » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:21 pm

Any advice on how to make a Thai Curry?
I just bought some green curry paste, lemon grass, ground coriander, fresh coriander, garlic, coconut cream but will be just guessing on what to do with it

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Postby Lizbin » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:21 pm

I made a variation on this one.... I cant remember the exact changes cos when I cook I play around and its always different.
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It was sooooo delicious...

But instead of kaffir lime leaves I used a little bit of lime juice, lemon probably works too. And go for gold on your own veges and stuff. The paste is blended in the recipe but I simplified it and didn't blended... may or may not have affected the falvour but it was still good.. and saved myself cleaning a shitty blender. Pumpkin I've never heard of in laksa before this so I didn't use as much but it was good too.

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Postby Lizbin » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:27 pm

with green curry just fry the paste with onions and garlic and spices first in oil then add veges of choice and/or pre-fried tofu, let them sweat then chuck over the coconut. Simmer for ages and add the herbs at the very end. Add a couple of tablespoons (depending on curry amount) of brown sugar in the boiling process too.

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Postby Lentil » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:34 am

Cheers, do you add the lime juice at the beginning too?

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Postby PertHJ » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:19 am

I'd probably put it in more toward the end, seems like the heat might get rid of some of the flavour.
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Postby hate and wedges » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:51 am

liz gets it in one. but sugar? really? i cant handle sweet curries

just found rendang paste at supermarket. its fucking excellent
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Postby Lentil » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:40 pm

Yeah i was looking at pastes last night in the supermarket its annoying how alot of them have shrimp in them.

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Postby hate and wedges » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:15 pm

chickpeas always good in curries. not so much in indian ones though.

i want curry now :cry:

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Postby Lentil » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:36 pm

Cooking it at the mo - have to make it mild enough for the kids until i take their portions out anyway. The only spices I've got is green curry paste and ground coriander - any other ones? Also got garlic, ginger, lemon grass, lemon juice in there. Will add fresh coriander as suggested at the end :)
just checked with vegan fitness they reckon cumin and tumeric as well

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Postby Lizbin » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:53 pm

I reccommend sugar cos it tones down spice but not too much and complements flavour, and most thai curries call for it. You can't actually taste the sweetness.

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Postby Lizbin » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:54 pm

Oh and it has to be brown sugar cos white sugar makes it yucky I reckon.. the sweetness actually shows through. Lots of spices work... this website lists the main ones http://www.frangipani.com/huahin/spices.htm

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Postby Lentil » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:01 pm

Cheers!! Going ok at the mo, could probabally do with some more fresh coriander but hey


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