Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I can't remember where I got this recipe from, but I've been using it for over a decade now and it has always produced fabulous results. It's quick, easy, and very tasty. Serve with white rice.
- 2 (16 ounce) cans coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons thai green curry paste
- 3 fresh lime leaves
- 3 sprigs Thai basil
- 4 fresh green chilies
- 1 lb chicken
- 1 cup eggplant
- 1 cup mushroom
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- salt, to taste
- Scoop the rich cream that has risen to the top of the coconut milk into a bowl.
- Cook and stir four spoons of coconut cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until the coconut oil begins to separate (some browning is okay).
- Add lime leaves, fresh chilies (cut in half lengthways) and green curry paste to the coconut cream and cook until fragrant and well mixed (about one to two minutes).
- Add chicken pieces and stir well to coat them with the paste.
- Continue to cook to allow the flavors to penetrate the chicken but do not allow the paste to scorch.
- Add coconut milk, the rest of the coconut cream, the fish sauce, the sugar and a pinch of salt.
- Stir and bring the curry to a boil before reducing heat to a simmer and cooking uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces and start adding the ones which require the longest cooking, so that when you finish cooking the dish all the vegetables will be evenly cooked and look their best.
- Correct the seasoning: Taste the sauce and add sugar, fish sauce, chilies or salt to suit your taste.
- Stir in the whole basil leaves, garnish and serve.
I would give this 10 stars if I could. I didn't change anything except I used dried kaffir lime leaves (a few more than what was called for) as I didn't have fresh on hand. And sliced red pepper instead of eggplant as I didn't have any either! Topped with a fresh squeeze of lime and a few bean sprouts. This was amazing!
Excellent. I'm a newbie/lazy cook and was a bit hesitant to try this dish, but it's so good at the restaurant I had to give it a shot at home. It tastes just like the dish at our favourite Thai restaurant, and it really wasn't hard to make - no harder than any other chicken dish. It's definitely a keeper and I'll be using it again and again. Only thing is I do agree with Sackville - not sure on the size of the coconut milk cans and I used 32 oz total which resulted in a lot of extra milk, so I'll try a smaller size next time.
Delicious! Tastes just like the curry at the Thai restaurant we go to. I didn't have Thai basil or lime leaves, so just used regular basil, but it was still great!