Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
My husband loves, loves, LOVES curry - be it Indian, Thai, or anything else. Well, a sushi restaurant near his job serves this delicious, spicy, and sweet red curry. I have been trying to figure out how to do it. And now I have. This recipe tastes exactly how the restaurant stuff does, and it comes together in close to 20 minutes.
- 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (I use Thai Kitchen and I use about half of a 4 oz jar)
- 14 ounces coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 5 ounces bamboo shoots (canned, drained and rinsed)
- 5 ounces water chestnuts (canned, drained and rinsed)
- 1⁄2-1 lb cooked chicken or 1⁄2-1 lb pork or 1⁄2-1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined) or 1⁄2-1 lb tofu (**Note -- Using any meat is OPTIONAL. I have lightly fried some tofu and used that instead for a mea)
- 4 -6 cups cooked jasmine rice
- In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, combine coconut milk and curry paste – heat and stir constantly until the majority of the paste has dissolved.
- And fish sauce and brown sugar, stirring until dissolved.
- Add bamboo shoots and water chestnuts.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes.
- SKIP the following step if doing a totally meatless option.
- Add meat or tofu, stirring gently until well incorporated.
- Simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes, until heated thoroughly.
- Serve over rice.
Family tasted it but all thought way too sweet but good flavor and I liked the easy preparation. I will cut back significantly on the sugar next time. I used lite coconut milk and Splenda brown sugar. I added some soy sauce to counter the sweetness. No bamboo shoots in my pantry so I substituted baby corn and I had some kaffir lime leaves and so I added 4 of them. I sprinked some fresh cilantro on top right before serving. Thanks for posting! I will make this again with less sugar.