Green thai curry (gaeng keow waan)

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Red or green curry paste; (use a little more for hotter curry; Mae Ploy brand is excellent)
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
¾ pounds Boneless chicken meat; cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 cans Unsweetened coconut milk; (approx. 3 c in all)
1 cup Water or chicken broth
½ cup Baby corns
½ cup Straw mushrooms; (or substitute other mushroom of your choice)
½ cup Sliced bamboo shoots
5 Kaffir lime leaves; (dried are fine; these are available in packages on the bottom, usually dusty, shelf of the Asian market; they look like dried, curled-up leaves)
½ teaspoon Salt; (more or less to taste) or Fish sauce
10 Fresh basil leaves
½ Red bell pepper; cut into matchstick-size strips

IF GREEN CURRY

IF RED CURRY

Fry curry paste with the cream off the top of the coconut milk in oil in saucepan until oil separates. Add chicken (if using) and saute for about 1 minute over medium high heat. Add remaining ingredients except basil leaves or red bell pepper. Bring just barely to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes. Just before serving, stir in basil leaves or red bell pepper. Serve with cooked Thai Jasmine rice.

Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Chet Bacon <hcbacon@...> on Jan 16, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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