Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Thai Red Curry Dinner

I thought this would be quite difficult. In fact, it was very simple. The original recipe recommended courgettes, but I swapped them for the Spanish aubergines I picked up on Chapel Market. I gave the beans about three minutes and maybe five would have been better, but better crunchy than mushy, I always say...

1 tbsp oil
4 small, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1-2 tbsp red curry paste, depending on how hot you like it
400ml coconut milk
100g green beans, trimmed
2 small Spanish aubergines, halved lengthways and roughly chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 spring onions, sliced
a handful of coriander leaves

Heat a large saucepan and add the oil.
Cook the chicken for 3 minutes until it starts to brown.
Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute until fragrant.
Then add the coconut milk, stir and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
Cook for 10 minutes, then add the beans and courgette.
Cook for 3 minutes until the vegetables are just tender.
Remove from heat and season to taste with lime juice and stir through the spring onions and coriander.
Serve with boiled rice.

Anyway, enjoy!


Heidi said...

I looooooove thai curry... I am going to have this for my tea tonight, Bert and I are going out. Maybe I will even sneak in a cheeky beer...

Simon said...

Rob, worth trying about a teaspoon of palm sugar in about a minute before the end and stir well. Will sweeten, but will also bring some of the flavours out.

Silvana said...

It was yum! I need to get him in that kitchen more than once a year!

jackie said...

coo! aren't you a new man! did you manage too cook rice at the same time which was ready within half an hour of hte curry being ready? if so, pls teach geoff...

ally. said...

oh how i miss my beloved chapel market. i'm going to be homesick all day now...

Steve Cadman said...

Tried this last night as I was in the mood for something hot, very good indeed, couldn't get any Spanish aubergines as I'm in New Zealand, but lovely all the same!

Rob said...

Ally: i've sent it your best...

Good man Steve! I've inspired a dinner on the other side of the world! *is amazed*