…I’ve always wanted to create is a yellow curry. The mildest and the smoothest in my opinion. The yellow color comes from Indian curry powder or turmeric depending on the recipe you use. Popular with the veggi-nazi crowd. Our fall/winter one-pot-wonder stable. Everyone’s favorite, at least at my house.
As such, I have trawled the internet on many occasions in order to make my own spice mix. I endeavor to recreate my own. Now be prepared to fall in love, to be mesmerized, to be swept off your feet…this may be love at first bite
2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
1 Ginger, 1/2″ slice, finely chopped
1 Lemon Grass Stem, finely chopped
1 t Coriander Seeds
2 t Vegetable or Olive Oil
2 t Thai Red Curry Paste, the spicy part
1/2 t ground Turmeric
1 can Coconut Milk
2-3 Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
1/2 C Vegetable or Chicken Stock
7 ounces Baby Spinach Leaves
Optional: Chicken, beef, shrimp, or halibut
1. Crush coriander seeds, garlic, and lemon grass in a mortar with pestle until they form a smooth paste.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Stir in the spice paste and stir fry for 30 seconds. Now add the red curry paste, turmeric, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil.
3. Add potatoes, stock, and/or meat. Return to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes.
4. Stir in spinach and simmer until the leaves are wilted.
Keep it light on the vegetable stock if you don’t want the dish too soupy. Make sure you cut those potatoes into small pieces so they will cook all the way and not forever. Yellow curry is usually made with potatoes and onions. At times, I would toss in thinly sliced carrots.
My knitting is moving at a much slower pace due to proofreading/editing–both in chart and written form–at the same time…correcting errors…
If I didn’t have to sleep, can you imagine how much knitting I could get done?! That was my first thought when I read Twilight…those vampire people. Hopefully, this pair will be done tomorrow so I may cast on another.
Happy crafting…cooking…eating…and keep those creative juices running!
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