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Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby cyprusmoira » November 6th, 2018, 2:40 pm

Does anyone make their own Thai Red or Green Curry pastes? Does it keep well? I can get all the ingredients except for Kaffir Lime Leaves, I will have to use dried leaves.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby scullion » November 6th, 2018, 3:14 pm

i have, but a tub of 'mae ploy' is so much easier! - and on hand when needed/wanted quickly. it also keeps for yonks in the fridge.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby karadekoolaid » November 6th, 2018, 7:13 pm

I´ve made some. Keeps just fine in the fridge, as long as there´s a layer of oil on top.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby StokeySue » November 6th, 2018, 7:48 pm

I have made the paste
The red is Not noticeably better than Mae Ploy and I think home made is best stored in the freezer. Green possibly more worthwhile if you can get the herbs.

Avoid Thai Taste, not nice IMO
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby cyprusmoira » November 8th, 2018, 7:13 am

I think that it will be Green Curry, Coriander is easily obtainable, we have lemon grass in the garden. The only problem is Kaffir Lime leaves but I have some dried ones.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby StokeySue » November 8th, 2018, 10:52 am

Add a touch of citrus zest to add the freshness back to the K-lime?
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby karadekoolaid » November 9th, 2018, 12:24 am

I don´t know whether you´ve got ordinary lime leaves ( or even lemon leaves), but that´s what I use. Works fine, perhaps not exactly the same flavour, but pretty close.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby Herbidacious » November 9th, 2018, 9:59 am

It'[s funny I was thinking about making a Thai (style) green curry, but not thinking about making the paste. That said, vegetarian paste is not trivial to come by.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby karadekoolaid » November 10th, 2018, 1:38 am

The only non-veggie ingredient would be Fish Sauce. Leave it out; if you want the "umami" touch, add some dried mushrooms; or dried mushroom powder.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby cyprusmoira » November 10th, 2018, 7:14 am

I will try it with ordinary lime leaves
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby StokeySue » November 10th, 2018, 9:14 am

Thai paste will often contain shrimp paste - mae Ploy Red Thai curry paste contains quite a lot and it’s strong stuff

Some soy sauce will go some way to replacing it, but the best sub that’s easily available is probably Lee Kum Kee Vegetarian Stir Fry Sauce - formerly known as vegetarian oyster sauce.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby Herbidacious » November 10th, 2018, 11:21 am

I picked up a Blue Dragon kit which is vegetarian. I really just fancied some light thai curry so I am not aiming for gourmet.
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby StokeySue » November 10th, 2018, 11:54 am

Blue Dragon stuff is usually OK, and being Welsh they do understand yje UK cpnsumer


But if you see the LKK not-oyster sauce it's very nice anyway
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Re: Thai Red/ Green Curry

Postby cyprusmoira » November 10th, 2018, 2:16 pm

I cannot find any thing of the Mae Ploy brand, as essentially there is only one importer I probably will not find it.
It was just that I fancied making my own paste.

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