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Thai Red Curry Paste

An intensely flavorful and spicy Thai red curry paste made from a blend of chilies, spices, lemongrass, lime, onions, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste - An intensely flavorful and spicy Thai red curry paste made from a blend of chilies, spices, lemongrass, lime, onions, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

We used to get nearly all our groceries at Reading Terminal Market. Since we've moved from Philly, however, we can't quite justify 2 hours and $22 just to go back and forth - not even counting the time needed to pick out groceries. However, we were headed over to a party in Chinatown, so we thought we'd also stop by. While walking around, I saw some lemongrass. I'd often heard about lemongrass, but I hadn't really found any at a decent price. I knew I had to get some! To me, lemongrass is a staple flavor in Thai cuisine, so I figured I'd start with a Thai Red Curry Paste. This fragrant recipe is so totally easy - all you do is combine all the materials in a food processor (or mortar/pestle if you're hardcore). And out comes an intoxicating reddish paste - good enough to eat on it's own. Straight out the jar good. I only made a small portion since I wasn't sure if we'd like it. I think it's safe to say, I'll need to make more very soon!

What are some of your favorite DIY sauces/flavorings?


Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste - An intensely flavorful and spicy Thai red curry paste made from a blend of chilies, spices, lemongrass, lime, onions, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

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An intensely flavorful and spicy Thai red curry paste made from a blend of chilies, spices, lemongrass, lime, onions, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

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Yield: 1 cup

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
10 dried red chilies prik haeng if it's available
1/2 tablespoon cilantro
1/2 tablespoon lime zest Kaffir lime if you can find it.
23 grams 3/4 ounces 2 tablespoons 6 cloves garlic, minced
26 grams 7/8 ounces 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced
46 grams 1.625 ounces lemongrass sliced into 1 inch segments (or smaller)
52 grams 1.75 ounces 1/4 cup onions, diced
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 teaspoons shrimp paste I just ground up some dried shrimp.


Methods:

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Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste Step 2 - Pulse lemongrass and peppercorns in a food processor. 2. Pulse lemongrass and peppercorns in a food processor. Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste Step 3 - Add in ginger, garlic, cilantro, zest, and chili powder. 3. Add in ginger, garlic, cilantro, zest, and chili powder.
Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste Step 4 - Continue pulsing, and add in chili peppers, onion, and shrimp paste. (This step might be better if switched with Step 3.) 4. Continue pulsing, and add in chili peppers, onion, and shrimp paste. (This step might be better if switched with Step 3.)

Morsels of Life - Thai Red Curry Paste - An intensely flavorful and spicy Thai red curry paste made from a blend of chilies, spices, lemongrass, lime, onions, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

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4 comments:

  1. Yum, this looks delicious! And we probably find all of the component parts...well maybe not prik haeng, but I haven't asked before either. Thanks for posting on the #WasteLessWednesday Blog hop, we hope to see you again next week!

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    1. If you can't find the prik haeng, you can substitute small red chilies. :) Hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My son and daughter in law love Thai food. I am giving her this recipe so maybe she will make me some! Being my kitchen is only being dusted for a while I will move over and let her pamper me! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week.

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    1. Sounds like a great idea! Can't just give up on some pampering. :)

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