I love a good Thai Green Curry. The smells wafting around the kitchen from just making the sauce set the taste buds tingling, so much so I would hope that once you have given it a go you will never revert back to shop bought pastes. Best of all it really is a very simple dish to cook – just chuck all the sauce ingredients into the blender and whizz it up for a few mins.
My work colleague Brenda, who’s idea of cooking is chucking a pizza in the oven or a pack of rice into the microwave for two minutes has taken on the challenge of improving her culinary skill and this is one of the first dishes she tried.
For the Thai Green Curry Sauce:
Thumb of ginger ( peeled and roughly chopped)
2 Garlic cloves
2 lemon grass stalks ( If fresh – inner parts bashed and chopped. – If dried then make tea with a few stacks and let it steep until cold and just use the liquid)
1/2 bunch basil (leaf and stalk – you can also use coriander if you prefer)
1 or 2 green chillies (or more depending on how hot you like it)
2 tsp Thai fish sauce
Chunk of raw palm sugar ( or a heaped spoon of Demerara sugar)
Dash of Olive Oil
1 tin of Coconut Milk ( at least 50% solids)
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lime (keep the other half for the main cooking part)
Chuck all the above into a blender and whizz it up for about 3-4 mins – so easy even Brenda on the Blender can do it!
Thai Green Curry:
1 batch of Thai Green Curry Sauce (as laid out above)
1/2 lime juice
1 Courgette – 1/2’d and sliced
1 pack baby corn thick sliced
Other green veg e.g. Monge Tout, Green Beans, Green Pepper – all roughly chopped up
The other 1/2 bunch of basil ( just leaf – even if you used coriander in the sauce)
Fry the Onion and Chicken in a dash of olive oil and a twist of black pepper.
Once cooked add sauce and bring to a simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
Add the veg and cook for a further few mins.
Stir the basil leaves in and adjust taste with lime juice / fish sauce if required.
Serve on a bed of freshly steamed white rice (or a packet of something from the microwave if your name is Brenda 🙂
Thai Green Curry