Thai Green Curry.
I have therefore, with her permission, recreated my version, as I do like to use my own Green Curry paste! It was delicious, and loved the colours of the peppers and cauliflowers!
20g bunch coriander, stalks and leaves separated
2 shallots finely chopped
1 lemongrass finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
3 small hot chillies finely chopped
1 larger green chilli finely chopped
Small handful basil leaves
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crumbled freeze-dried kaffir lime leaves1 tbs lime juice
1 tsp sunflower oil
Finely chop the coriander stalks and put them into a mini food blender/small food processor with the shallots, lemongrass, garlic and ginger. Pulse until as smooth as you can get it. Add the chillies, basicl, 3/4 of the coriander leaves, ground cumin and ground coriander, pepper, lime leaves and lime juice. Then pulse again. Mix in the oil. Halve the mixture and freeze half for use another time.
For the Curry
1 tbs sunflower oil
450g diced "free range" chicken breast or thigh cubed
400ml can of coconut milk
200ml mangetout (or a veg of your choice, Chrissie used green beans)
A small cauliflower, florets separated as best, or chopped
1/2 a red pepper chopped
Spring onion sliced (optional)
Rice of your choice with lime wedges if you like!
Turn the slow cooker onto low (pre-heated if necessary)
Put the pepper and cauliflower directly into the slow cooker
Heat the oil in a pan and add the curry paste, stir frying for 1 minute
Shake the coconut milk before opening and add to the pan
Add the chicken and move around in the mixture to ensure browned
Bring to boil, then tip into the pan, stirring to mix the peppers and cauliflower through
Cook on low for 8-10 hours
Prior to serving, steam the mangetout, or boil, whichever you prefer, and serve on top of the curry with the spring onion if using - delicious! (From the picture you will see the mangetout added to the slow cooker but next time I steamed to put on top, as prefer it crunchier)!
My next step is to give one of my curry pastes to Chrissie to try out, even if she doesn't find it tastes any better or different, I like the fact that is healther and I know what is in it - watch this space..........
Do let me know your thoughts, and thanks for reading!