Monday, April 25, 2011

Red Curry

If you would have asked me a few years ago if I liked Curry I would have quickly responded, "no."  My tune has changed and now I crave it.  After going to a Thai restaurant a couple years ago I decided I needed to learn how to cook curry -  it is dairy free and easily made gluten free.  It took me a while to figure it out but now we love it.  We don't go out to eat often so I really can't compare it to restaurant quality or tell you if it is authentic, all that matters is that we like it.  So if you have tried curry before and didn't care for it, give it a second chance and it will fill a void in your life!
Red Curry

1 can coconut milk(I use lite, but use whatever!)
1 T. red curry paste(I use some from the local asian market and it is on the hot side.  If you get some from the grocery store you might have to add more - make sure it is gf)
2 T. sugar
1 T. soy sauce(make sure it is gf)
3 T. sweet red chili sauce, or I have used 2 T. ketchup + 1 T. additional sugar(I know, real authentic)
2-3 T. peanut butter
2-3 chicken breasts, chunked
Veggies( I love asparagus, peppers and onions)
Lime juice
Fresh basil(optional)
Brown Rice, cooked according to directions

In large sauce pan, combine milk, paste, sugar, soy sauce, chili sauce and peanut butter.  Bring to boil and add chicken, simmer 5 min. and add veggies.  Simmer and cook until chicken and veggies are done.  Add a squirt/squeeze of lime juice and top with fresh basil.  Serve over brown rice.

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