- 50ml vegetable or rapeseed oil
- 500ml coconut milk
- 200g chicken breast or beef steak, thinly sliced, or 200g large uncooked prawns
- 2 tbsp palm sugar (or soft brown sugar)
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp light soy sauce
- 100ml water
- 15g courgette, sliced
- ½ red, green or yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 20g bamboo shoots
- 15g fine green beans, halved
- 10 Thai basil leaves
- 4 lime leaves
- 8 green bird’s eye chillies
- 2 long green chillies
- 15g lemongrass, sliced
- 15g galangal, sliced
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 2 tbsp diced red onion
- 4 lime leaves
- 8 sweet basil leaves
- 1 tsp fresh or ground turmeric
- 2 x Coriander Sprig
- 4 pcs Red Pepper Julienne
How to cook our Thai Green Curry
People often make the mistake of thinking that Thai red curry is the hottest – maybe due to its fiery red colour – but a Thai green curry is definitely the spiciest! Chicken on the bone is a favourite protein for green curry across Thailand and in the northern area we tend to enjoy it with noodles rather than rice.
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Method and Presentation
Put all the curry paste ingredients in a mortar and pound to a paste with the pestle. Alternatively, whizz together in a small food processor.
Pour the oil into a wok over a medium to high heat, add the curry paste and cook for 3–4 minutes until it releases the oil from the sides; this cooking method helps to remove the rawness of the curry paste and also releases the flavour of the herbs.
Add the coconut milk, your protein of choice, sugar, salt, soy sauce and water and bring to the boil. Then add all the vegetables, Thai basil and lime leaves cook for 2–3 minutes.
Divide between two plates or bowls and serve with coconut rice.