Thai Red Pumpkin Curry
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Adapted from Donna Hay
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- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 onions, cut in wedges
- 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot
- 1 -2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 400 ml coconut milk
- 1 1⁄4 kg pumpkin, peeled and sliced
- 200 g asparagus, halved
- 200 g pattypan squash, halved
- 1⁄2 cup fresh Thai basil or 1/2 cup fresh basil
- Heat wok or deep frying pan over high heat.
- Add oil, onions, ginger and curry and cook 1 minute.
- Add stock and coconut milk and bring to simmer.
- Add the pumpkin, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the eggplants and beans and cook another 5 minutes until the pumpkin is soft.
- Stir in basil.
- Serve with rice.
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This Pumpkin Curry was absolutely delicious!! there were a few changes that I made to it as follows: <br/>1. instead of the pattypan squash AND because it is August and no fresh pumpkin is available at this time, I used a pound of butternut squash. Also added about 2 Tbs of sliced lemongrass during the first step while cooking the onions. ( A little secret from my Malay friend)<br/>2. I also added tofu in the last couple of mins of cooking for added protein and just because we love it in our curry dishes. First use extra firm tofu cut into 1 inch cubes. Dust with cornstarch then fry in 2 Tbs oil til all sides are lightly browned,( about 30 secs on a side). place tofu on paper towel to drain off excess oil. Add to curry last min just to heat through.<br/>3. I also added veggies from the fridg. that I wanted to use up; zuchini and some green beans added about 3 mins before curry done in addition to the asparagus.<br/>4. I also used homemade red curry paste 'Red Curry Paste' by tigerduck, Recipe #133926, which is really fabulous! I had made mine pretty hot as we lived in Malaysia for four years near the Thai border and we love the authentic HOT. You can always add more coconut milk to the recipe if it is too hot for your tastebuds. Also,<br/>5. My husband dishes out his jasmine rice on his plate and pours the curry over the rice. I, however, love my curry in a bowl and add just a small amount of rice to it as I LOVE it more like a soup! Either way. . .this recipe is delicious!!Reply