Piece of Piss Thai Green Curry

Been desiring a lot of Thai Green Curry lately. We are lucky enough to have two good local Thais, one just very good and who does a reliably delicious version of this, and one which is properly authentic and ordering even the medium version will blow your face off, so you have to embarrass yourself and order the mild, drinking at least a litre of water to get you through. It’s aces.

Hang on.

*gags*

Sorry. Massive dog fart just then. She has no manners at all.

Moving on, last weekend I decided to have a bash at a curry, very easy version as described below. It’s from the Aussie Women’s Weekly Easy Thai Cooking book. Very tasty, would do you perfectly well in veg, tofu or chicken versions.

We had chicken.

Ok:

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For the paste, get together:

3 fresh green chillis – the ones I had were really hot so I just put in two, including seeds, and the sauce was plenty spicy
3 spring onions – I forgot to buy these so used half an onion instead. You should def use spring onions.
2 cloves garlic
2 stems lemongrass
Good handful fresh coriander
2 tablespoons of flavourless oil, think I used sunflower
Couple tablespoons of water to loosen
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 heaped teaspoon of shrimp paste (from the interesting aisle at the supermarket, or your local Asian grocery)
1 cup coconut cream

I also had some tender stem broccoli and green beans to add, along with about 700g of chicken (fed us nearly 6 portions).

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In your blender whazzer whizz thing, put everything bar the coconut cream and press go, blending till it’s as smooth as you fancy.

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I fancied mostly smooth, with bits.

Tip into a nice big frypan and cook over a good heat for a few minutes. It should start to smell yum but don’t worry if it doesn’t yet smell properly like green Thai curry.

Be patient.

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If you’re having meat or tofu, now is the time to add, stirring through the paste.

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Then chuck in the coconut cream, stirring, and let it simmer for 3-5 mins till it starts to thicken like the neurons of an office worker after the second Friday wine drunk too fast.

It’ll start to smell like a proper green curry now. You’ll feel relieved.

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Add your veg, cook till done but not soggy. I wish I’d added some bamboo shoots. I love those things.

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Serve over rice, traditionally. Lots of sauce.

Enjoy.

Below is a memory of last weekend’s warmer weather. We had fun towing the dog round by her face. She loves it. Weirdo.

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3 thoughts on “Piece of Piss Thai Green Curry

  1. narf77 says:

    As a vegan I live on curries (forget the dog…she has NOTHING on me! 😉 ) but I tend not to make a lot of Thai because I miss fish sauce (sad init? 😉 ). I am going to have another go at a Thai curry, we have jalapeno chillies that have a sweet capsicum flavour outside but the seeds will knock your socks off…this would be a great use for our disapointing harvest. Agreed about bamboo shoots…I will add them too :). Bet the dog is MUCH easier to lift up than heifer Earl. At 33kg I would be hard pressed to pick him up let alone lift him off the ground with his latest stolen item (currently Steve’s dirty socks he stole from the laundry 😉 ). Curry for tea it is.This food blog surfing is fun! I get to find all different kinds of great new recipes and revisit favourite old ones and you guys even tell me what to make for tea! Do you think you could see your way clear to coming over and cooking it as well? I promise I will keep Earl busy with that dirty sock he is guarding…

    • b-kom says:

      Could you maybe replace the fish sauce/shrimp,paste so some umami powder or paste, a veg version? That’s all the fishy stuff gives, really…..

      I reckon we’d given any dog a twirl on the end of the indestructible frisbee. That thing is magic!

      • narf77 says:

        I reckon you would have trouble with Bezial. He weighs 40kg and is a solid lump of big black dog. Earl is only 33kg and so you might get him off the ground but not for long…he would snicker-snack that frisbee in halves and would hightail it off with the stolen bit before you could recover your composure (you would obviously be laying backwards on the ground…see how clever I am about physics? 😉 )

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