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Best of BBC: Thai Green Curry

August 23, 2011

Today is day 7 of 7 of my favourite recipes on the BBC or inspired by the BBC. If you’ve missed any you can catch up on nuggetPlayer below:

Wednesday: Pastisio Greek Lasagne Recipe
Thursday: Tomato Chutney Recipe
Friday: Special Chilli Con Carne Recipe
Saturday: Super BBQ
Sunday: The Best Brownies In The World
Monday: Slow Roasted Herb Infused Lamb

And here is the grand finale. The recipe amongst recipes. The don.

Thai Green Curry Version 1:


1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp Thai green curry paste (according to taste)
1 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
1-2 thick stalks lemongrass, fat ends bashed with a rolling pin (optional)
750g/1½lb skinless, boneless chicken, cut into chunks (use breast and/or leg meat)
6-8 kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces (if unavailable, use the grated zest of 1 lime)
400ml/14fl oz coconut milk
Good shake of Thai fish sauce or light soy sauce
Small handful of coriander, roughly chopped
½-1 lime, juice only

Preparation Method:

1) Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the green curry paste and sugar and cook over a fairly high heat for about a minute, stirring with the lemongrass, if using. Reduce the heat slightly and stir in the chicken pieces and lime leaves or zest until coated in the paste. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce or soy sauce and bring to a simmer, cooking for 25-30 minutes until thickened slightly. Stir in the coriander and lime juice. Check for seasoning, adding more fish sauce or soy sauce if needed.

2) The curry is now best left to sit for a few minutes so the sauce becomes creamier. You will also taste the true flavours of the curry paste ingredients when it’s slightly cooler. Serve with lots of fragrant Thai jasmine rice.

There is a version two. v2 blends up the Thai Green Curry Paste for extra jazz, but I’ll save that for another day.

Eaten Today:

07.10 Marmite on Toast x2
11.05 Banana
13.20 Chicken wrapped in pancetta ham served with chick pea curry, runner beans, crackers, cheese and cereals…
18.25 Cookie and a Diet Coke
20.25 Vegetable Curry and Pizza
21.00 Ben & Jerry’s Frozen Yoghurt


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