Follow Us on Facebook
Get updates from RecipeLion.com posted directly to your News Feed.
Jungle Curry (kaeng Paa Moo)
We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box.
This was added to your Recipe Box.
Cut pork in half lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Set aside. In a large, nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until browned. Add curry paste and cook for 30 seconds, pressing it against the sides and bottom of the skillet or wok. Add pork and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until light brown. Add stock and bring to a boil. Add eggplant, beans, fish sauce, krachai (if using) and lime leaves or zest, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. If using lime leaves, discard them. Remove from heat and stir in basil. Serve with sticky rice. Serves 4 as a main dish or 6 in combination with other dishes. Jungle Curry Paste (Kaeng Paa) 2 lg shallots, minced 1 tb minced garlic (3 cloves) 1 tb peeled, minced fresh galangal or 2-inch long slice dried, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, drained and minced or 2 tsp peeled, minced gingerroot 1 inch piece fresh lemongrass, minced, or 1 tb dried, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained and minced 8 dried whole red chilies, with seeds, minced, or 2 1/2 ts red-pepper flakes 2 ts minced cilantro root 1 fresh kaffir lime leaf, minced or 2 dried, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, drained and minced, or 1/2 tsp. grated lime zest 1/2 ts shrimp paste The preparation of Thai curry pastes involves pounding or grinding together an array of spices and herbs. This recipe is very hot; cut down on the amount of dried red chilies if a milder curry is desired. In a mortar or a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Using a pestle or the back of a metal spoon, press down on the mixture and stir until it forms a paste. (The curry paste can be prepared ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.) Makes 3 to 3 1/2 Tbsp.
Top Asian Recipes