Yield: 3 servings
|8 ounces||Presoaked Chinese mushrooms|
|1 teaspoon||Finely chopped galangal|
|1 teaspoon||Finely chopped lemon grass|
|1 teaspoon||Kaffir lime leaf (finely chopped)|
|4 smalls||Garlic cloves coarsely chopped|
|½ teaspoon||Curry powder|
|1 tablespoon||Light soy sauce|
|1 teaspoon||Powdered coriander seed|
|1 teaspoon||Ground cumin|
|½ cup||Coconut milk|
|1 tablespoon||Red curry paste|
|1 cup||Coconut milk|
|1 tablespoon||Lemon juice|
|3 tablespoons||Ground roast peanuts|
THE PEANUT SAUCE
Taking each mushroom as a rough circle cut towards centre in a spiral to make one long strip as if peeling an apple in one go. Set aside.
THE MARINADE: In a mortar pound together the galangal, lemon grass, lime leaf, coriander roots and garlic to form a paste. Place this in a mixing bowl and stir in all the other ingredients, mixing well.
Place all the mushroom strips in this marinade and leave for at least 30 minutes.
PEANUT SAUCE: In a wok or frying pan/skillet, heat the oil, add the curry paste and fry briefly until it blends with the oil. Add the coconut milk, lower the heat and stir well until a rich red colour appears. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring constantly until a thick sauce is formed, and set aside.
Take the mushroom strips from the marinade and thread each one on to a satay stick. Grill/broil until cooked through. Serve with the peanut sauce and fresh cucumber pickle. Little triangles of toast may also be served for those who wish to mop up more sauce.
Source: Thai Vegetarian Cooking by Vatcharin Bhumichitr Typed for you by Karen Mintzias