Sunday, March 25, 2007

Green Thai curry paste

Green Thai curry paste
Originally uploaded by Smallbrainfield.
Wow, the colour of this stuff was incredibly vivid. I'd never made it before, so I checked out a few recipies online to work out what the ingredients were and then went for it.
The smell is incredible, sharp and intense. Made it in the afternoon and cooked the curry in the evening when the guests arrived. I have to say, even though I made it myself, it was bloody wonderful, and went great washed down with beer. The remainder of the paste I froze this morning for use another time.


Jon said...

Post your recipe!

Smallbrainfield said...

Okay then.

Handful of fresh coriander,
Handful of fresh basil,
2 Green chillies, seeded,
1 small onion,
2 stalks lemongrass,
4 cloves garlic,
root ginger about 5cm piece of,
1 tsp ground cumin,
1 tbsp thai fish sauce,
haf a lime-worth of peel,
1 tsp black peppercorns,

Method: Finely chop everything, except the peppercorns, grind them down. Stick the lot in a blender and blend it until it looks like the stuff in the picture above.