There is one cuisine that we both love equally and that is Thai. We set out months ago to learn a bit more about it, we know we like to eat Thai food but until recently hadn’t done too much from scratch ourselves. Whether its a hot and spicy tom yum soup, a rich massaman or a fragrant red or green curry, we’ll happily eat it up.
Doubtless there are good pastes out there and we’ll be the first to admit that we both have these to hand for preparing quick mid-week dinners. However we do get pleasure from preparing the pastes ourselves as there is a freshness you just can’t get with shop bought paste. Many recommend using a pestle and mortar to grind down your paste rather than a food processor to cut everything up. We say use whatever method suits the time you have and your lifestyle.
We spent a morning experimenting with the paste and we also made two versions of this curry using firstly groundnut oil and then coconut cream. We preferred the taste using the coconut cream and that’s been recommended in our recipe. Where we have used chicken feel free to experiment with any vegetables that you like. Getting some of the ingredients locally can be a bit difficult but we use Thai Food Online, if for no other reason than to receive the best smelling package in the post!0