Monday, June 28, 2010

Thai Green Chicken Curry

I decided to make one of these from scratch this evening and it turned out delicious. What you need is,

500g boned and skinned chicken thighs
2 finely chopped onions
1 yellow pepper, finely chopped
10 mushrooms, sliced
1 tin of coconut milk or 150g of coconut powder blended with 300ml of fresh milk
One large handful of fresh coriander
2 inches of fresh ginger, sliced
2 crushed garlic cloves
2 red chillies
20 ml of lime juice
1 large stalk of lemongrass, crushed and sliced
2 tablespoons of Thai fish sauce
1 tablespoon of Thai 7 spice
1 heaped teaspoon of cornflour

First I chopped the chicken thighs and coated them with the Thai 7 spice. Chicken thighs are much nicer than breasts I think cos the flavour is better and the meat is juicier. It's also cheaper than breast.
I then washed the coriander and added it to a food processor along with the ginger, garllic, chilli and lime juice. After blitzing for about ten seconds I removed the lovely aromatic paste and set it aside.
Frying that delicious thigh meat was the next step. I fried it in a little rapeseed oil which I allowed to get nice and hot. Once browned I removed it from the pan.
I added the onion afterwards and fried it for 3 minuted. once the onion was gettion nice and soft I added the paste to the pot. It smelled really pleasant and aromatic as I fried it for about a minute.
Adding the coconut milk and mixing it with the onion and paste was the next step. I then added the mushroom, pepper and the browned meat to the mix along with the crushed and sliced lemongrass stalk.
After simmering for 10 minutes I added the Thai fish sauce. I believe this really makes the difference as it brings out the richness of the flavours. I added the cornflour afterwards which ever so slightly thickens the curry sauce. I prefer to add the cornflour as I don't like my curries too runny.
After serving this delicious curry on a small bed of brown rice I took it into the sitting room and wolfed it down. I transferred the remainder to my lunchbox for tomorrow and took the above pic with my trusty old Nokia phone.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Time to get this blog back on the road. I'll be posting new recipes tomorrow and retro game reviews soon:-)