If its thai I can help,
I love to cook thai I had a fried teach me,
she is thai.
There are several commercial thai curries
on the market
MAE PLOY is a decent brand .
Traditional thai comes in 5 or 6 ? types
the green red, and panang are the hottest.
the others are more mild.
You might need a few things to make the thai foods taste really authentic
asside from the fish sauce- thanks renton.
small red shallots
and kaffir lime leaves… there are curry leaves too, these are a little different.
I dont really eat meat- but that does not mean I cant help
here is an easy one:
8 ounces (or what ever) of beef a lean steak
sliced into thin slices
1 large red pepper 1/2 slices
1 med sized onion 1/2 slices or 1/4 diced
string beans 1/2 cup or cut to same lenght trim ends.
or green peas 1/2 cup
thai basil ( holy basil)
mint or cilantro (what you like)
coconut milk fresh is the best,
this is if you need to temper the heat.
you can skip it if you like
sugar or splenda
limes or fresh lime juice.
kaffir lime leaf
(chiffinade sliced into ribbons)
small thai red shallots 1 or 2 diced small.
You can make this with beef or squid
I use squid and pad prik king which is like
variant of red curry
I use a very high heat
Use peanut or veg oil Olive oil is great,
but might burn and be to strong tasting for the foods
on high heat
put in the shallots
put in a table spoon or two of the curry paste
add the onion after a minute or two.
add the beef
all the while stirring
3 to 5 mins
add the mint/cilantro
add the pepper
when the beef strips are done…
add the fish sauce and lime juice in equal parts… sugar to taste…
this part is tricky, less is more in the
this is also where you add the lime leaf if you have, this what makes the dish.
once you add the liquids
add the string beans or peas.
they should steam out.
you can turn down the heat to low.
the veg should be very crisp that is why I use a high heat.
this is when you can add coconut milk , if you like canned has a ton of fat, the fresh from a coconut, not as much,
its very sweet as well. this will help temper the heat.
when the string beans are bright green,
turn off the heat and dig in.
beer goes with all thai curries.
If anyone wants more, just let me know…
If you want to make the curries.
I can tell you how its not hard but it takes a while…
you can make them at home and they taste amazing