Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thai Curry


Thai cuisine is fairly new to me. I discovered Pad Thai just a few months ago and have since made it myself a couple of times. While having lunch with a friend last week (eating my usual Pad Thai), I had a taste of her green curry and decided that I really need to branch out!

Last night I tried out a recipe found on Recipe Zaar, which has become one of my new favorite sources for recipes. I changed it up a little bit, using shrimp instead of chicken, and it came out great! It wasn't quite as sweet as the curry in the restaurant, but that's OK. Also, I really wish I hadn't forgotten the fresh basil at the store - I'm sure it would have made the dish that much better!

Chicken and Broccoli Thai Curry
Recipe courtesy of Recipe Zaar

Ingredients...
  • 1 tablespoon green or red curry paste **I used green
  • 1 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil **I had to use dried
  • 1 can bamboo shoot, drained
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips **I used 1/2 lb shrimp
  • 3-4 cups fresh broccoli florets
Directions...
In a medium saucepan combine curry paste and coconut milk and heat. Just before boiling, reduce heat and simmer and 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10-15 minutes. Serve over freshly cooked rice.

**Because shrimp cooks much faster than chicken, I only added it during the last 5 minutes of cooking

4 comments:

Liz said...

Looks good and easy!
Fresh basil would definitely add a lot of flavor! There's always next time :)

Joelen said...

Thai green curry is my fave!

That Girl said...

That's my favorite style of Thai curry!

Hamster said...

Heres a good site for Thai cooking
www.thaifoodtonight.com
It's got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along. Free too