I have tried many thai curries over the years, and they have all been 'OK', but never quite got that authentic flavour or feel. And then other recipes have just scared me away with incredibly long lists of ingredients. I think this is a nice compromise. It is well worth marinating, it only takes a minute to throw the marinade together, then putting it all together later does not take long at all. I have made it with fish and followed the recipe to a T, with beautiful results. I have also subbed tofu and had good results. This recipe does not traditionally call for any veg to be included, it's meant to be simple. I often do add one vegetable such as red bell pepper or bok choi though, otherwise I serve with a salad. If you do add a veg, be careful not to add too much or you take away from the sauce and lose some of that soupy consistency. Keep it simple If you really wanted to add more veg I would double up on the sauce ingredients. Most of the ingredients are pretty main stream these days, my local grocery store carries it all, and certainly any Asian grocery store would. Hope you enjoy, this recipe came from a Thai food and lifestyle cookbook that was given to me as a gift.