Dallas' Asian Mint chef-owner Nikky Phinyawatana says the essence of Thai cooking is the sweet/salty/spicy/sour balance which is exemplified in this really delicious dish. By way of the Dallas Morning News.
- 2 cups coconut milk (divided use)
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste (Mae Ploy)
- 1⁄2 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup water (less for a thick curry)
- 2 cups canned bamboo shoots, drained
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄4 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1⁄4 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1⁄3 cup asian sweet basil
- steamed rice
- In a large pot, bring half the coconut milk to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Add the curry paste and shrimp, stir well, and cook until done, about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining coconut milk, water, bamboo shoots, sugar, paprika and fish sauce, and bring to a boil slowly.
- Add salt.
- Add bell peppers and basil leaves, and remove from heat. Serve immediately over steamed rice.
Had this for lunch today....I cant stop thinking about it. SO good, wonderful blend of flavors. This recipe is now in my favorites collection I cant wait to make it again....and again.
Delicious, delicious, delicious! We loved this wonderful curry. It was hot, sweet, spicy, tart and tangy. I served it over steamed jasmine rice. What a lovely meal. I love how easy it is to make curry and would rather make my own than having take out. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure. :)