Thai Green Curry with Pineapple

"I just love a good curry. The secret, in my opinion, is the best curry paste you can find so if you have a local Asian grocer that stocks a homemade paste buy it! This recipe is extremely flexible in terms of the veggies or meat you add. Other yummy ingredients would be red peppers, mushrooms, a bit of eggplant or beef instead of chicken."
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  • Heat a large frying pan or wok and add the cooking oil, curry paste and three tablespoons of coconut milk.
  • Stir-fry for a couple minutes, then add the garlic, chilli and shallots.
  • Fry another 2-3 minutes then add the meat and cook until it is coloured on all sides.
  • Add the bruised lemon grass to the pan along with the beans, fish sauce and the rest of the coconut milk.
  • Lower the heat and simmer gently for 25 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice at the end.
  • While the curry is simmering, wash the rice and place it in a pot with three times as much water (about 750ml).
  • Boil, then take the heat down to low, cover and leave to cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and leave the rice without taking off the lid for another 10 minutes.
  • Just before serving, stir in the bamboo shoots, a bit of coriander and pineapple.
  • Heat through and serve over rice, garnished with another sprinkle of coriander.

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  1. luskhach
    Thank you for excellent recipe! One remark though: 1 chile is really too much, if you are not seasoned enough for really spicy food, you'd better not put any, as the paste is enough hot itself. I had to add more coconut milk to my plate in the end to make it milder. Other, it is really delicious.


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