Red Curry of Scallops

"This is a lovely curry from Australian chef David Thompson. If you can't get scallops, other seafoods are easily substituted. Try mussels, clams, prawns or even a fish such as salmon."
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  • First make the paste, using the listed ingredients.
  • The traditional way to do this is to add individual ingredients in a certain order (from the hardest and driest to the softest and wettest), with each being reduced to a pulp before the next is added.
  • A pestle and mortar is the ideal tool for this.
  • When the paste is made, crack the coconut cream over medium heat, add 3 tablespoons of the paste and fry, stirring regularly, for at least 5 minutes and until fragrant.
  • Season with sugar and fish sauce.
  • Add coconut milk and simmer until reduced.
  • Add scallops and half the kaffir lime leaves, simmering until the scallops are just cooked.
  • Check the seasoning, then arrange the scallops on a plate.
  • Drizzle over the coconut cream, sprinkle with the remaining lime leaves, red chilli and coriander.

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