Thai Shrimp Curry

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 28 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 18 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Thai Red Curry Paste:

Thai Red Curry Paste:

Directions

  1. In a large wok or saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, bell peppers, carrots, and garlic, and stir-fry until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stirring, add the fish sauce and sugar, then the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil and cilantro.
  3. Serve over jasmine rice, garnished with cilantro sprigs.
  1. In a large wok or saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, bell peppers, carrots, and garlic, and stir-fry until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stirring, add the fish sauce and sugar, then the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil and cilantro.
  3. Serve over jasmine rice, garnished with cilantro sprigs.

Thai Red Curry Paste:

  1. In a skillet, dry roast the coriander and peppercorns over low heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove and let cool. Grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  2. Return the pan to medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Drain the chiles, reserving the liquid, and roughly chop.
  4. In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients with about 1/4 cup of the reserved soaking liquid. Process to make a smooth paste, scraping down the sides several times and adding more liquid through the top 1 tablespoon at a time with the motor running.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to use. Paste will keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.

Thai Red Curry Paste:

  1. In a skillet, dry roast the coriander and peppercorns over low heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove and let cool. Grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  2. Return the pan to medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Drain the chiles, reserving the liquid, and roughly chop.
  4. In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients with about 1/4 cup of the reserved soaking liquid. Process to make a smooth paste, scraping down the sides several times and adding more liquid through the top 1 tablespoon at a time with the motor running.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to use. Paste will keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.
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