Yield: 1 servings
|½ cup||Rice vinegar|
|1 teaspoon||Grated fresh ginger|
|¼ cup||Brown sugar|
|2 teaspoons||Fresh lemon juice|
|1 can||(16 oz) of pear tomatoes; drained and chopped fresh is best!|
|1 \N||Stick of cinnamon|
|2 \N||Thai Birds dry or fresh whole; (up to 6)|
|2 teaspoons||Chopped fresh garlic|
|1 large||Granny Smith apple cored and diced|
|1 tablespoon||Good non bitter curry powder|
|¼ teaspoon||White pepper to taste|
|1 cup||Chicken broth|
|2 tablespoons||Red curry paste; (Maesri brand is good)|
|\N \N||Chopped fresh Thai Birds to your heat level; optional|
|1 tablespoon||Fish Sauce; (I like 3 crabs, but Tiporas is ok)|
|1 cup||Coconut milk; (canned is ok use Chaokoh)|
|1 cup||Whipping cream|
|1 pounds||Penne cooked ala dente w/splash of olive oil|
|⅓ pounds||Fresh crab meat|
|\N \N||Chopped fresh Basil; (Thai if available)|
This recipe is simply wonderful. Try it and you will love it. It may sound a little different and it is! I managed to get this recipe from the Chef at the Ponti Restaurant in Seattle and it is a favorite.
1.) To prepare the chutney:
Combine the vinegar, ginger, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Simmer 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, chiles and cinnamon. Simmer 30 minutes stirring from time to time.
Remove from heat---set aside.
2.) To prepare the curry: In a large sauce pan combine the butter, garlic, onion, and pepper. Saute over high heat until the onions are soft.
3.) Add the Marsala to the apple-onion mixture and reduce by half. Add the chicken broth, curry paste, chiles and fish sauce; simmer 10 minutes. Let cool and blend to a puree in the food processor.
4.) Transfer back to sauce pan and add the coconut milk and cream. Cool until thickened--about 10 minutes.
5.) Drain the pasta and combine with the crabmeat and sauce. Divide onto plates and top with tomato chutney and fresh basil.
This will feed 3 as an entree. 6 as 1st course I suggest using canned or tubbed red curry paste. If you want to make your own I can supply a very good recipe, but it takes some extra time and ingredients that may not be available outside California and the canned or tub works just fine.
Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Shantihhh@... on Feb 11, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.