Sunday, 17 February 2013

Thai Red Curry & Tom Yum Goong TRY BOTH

Bit more paradise.

Coconut crush-lunch time version was minus the Malibu. 
SO GOOD- frozen coconut slush puppie :-)

Tom Yum Goong x 4 starters

    3 x Medium Sized Chillies- finely sliced
    Handful of Coriander- roughly chopped

  • 2 inches of Galangal chopped in slices then bashed a bit.
  • 2 x Lemongrass- bash these up with the end of your knife
  • 2 x Limes sliced in half and squeezed just prior to serving
  • 2 x Tomatoes chopped in 4
  • 1 x Spring Onion- finely sliced
  • Handful of Button Mushrooms chopped into 4
  • 2 x seafood or vegetable stock in 1.5 pints of water
  • Add all of these (apart from the veg) to the stock and let it cook for ten mins. Add the veg so it cooks for about 3/4 mins-alongside whatever selection of fresh seafood you have or chicken, crispy duck, whatever you fancy. The seafood will cook in about 3 minutes.
  • Chilli oil is also a good extra if you're in need of spice.

Red Thai Curry :-)

Propper pestle and mortar Red Curry Paste
25-30 small dried hot red chilli peppers this will make it spicy.
1 tbsp sea salt
4 cloves garlic, 
2-3 stalks of fresh lemon grass
 1/2-3 tbsp shrimp paste 
1/4 inch piece fresh turmeric 
 1/8 tsp. dried turmeric 

  • 1 can coconut milk

  • 2-3 Tbsp. minced fresh lemongrass,  

  • 1 shallot sliced

  • 1 thumb-size piece galangal OR ginger grated

  • 4-5 cloves garlic

  • 1 tsp of sugar or palm sugar to sweeten it up is always good.

  • 1-2 fresh red chilies, sliced, OR 1/2 to 1 tsp of cayenne pepper,

  • 2 Tbsp tomato puree

  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce

  • 1+1/2 to 2 Tbsp. chilli powder, depending on how spicy you want it 

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander

  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, + more to taste

  • 1 tsp of shrimp paste

  • 2 fresh limes and lime juice
    Ground it all together in a big pestle and mortar or in a food processor...then cook up the paste in a frying pan for 2/3 minutes then add the coconut milk and cook for 30 minutes.

    Could eat this again...and again..AND agin! Maybe even forever.

    Frozen coconut crush

    It's too much!! That gorgeous

    My spot for my 7am swim

    Ratchapraper Dam

    Big dive

    Love this guy!! 

    Couldn't have gone to a more beautiful, non touristy bit.

    Our spot for wine, bit of reggae and a sunset. 

    And obsessed with this.

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