Hot Beef & Coconut Curry

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 50mins


  • 2
    cups milk, coconut
  • 3
    tablespoons curry paste, red, thai
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1
    lb steak, braising, cut 3/4-inch chunks
  • 2
    kaffir lime leaves, fresh (I use frozen when I can't get fresh)
  • 3
    tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2
    tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1
    chili, red, large, fresh, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 12
    teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 14
    teaspoon salt, sea
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper, black
  • 2
    tablespoons basil, fresh, chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 13
    cup coconut, toasted, shredded (garnish)
  • 4
    cups rice, steamed


  • Bring the coconut milk to boil, in a large pan.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until it has thickened.
  • Now stir in the curry paste and garlic, simmer 5 minutes.
  • Add the beef to the pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Lower the heat add the lime leaves, juice, fish sauce, chili, turmeric and salt.
  • Cover the pan and simmer 25 minutes.
  • Please add a little water if the sauce looks dry.
  • Lastly you will add the basil and cilantro, taste and season with salt and pepper if you desire.
  • Garnish with the toasted coconut and serve with steamed rice.