As many of you know, I am use to cooking traditionally spicy dishes a little on the milder side for my white friends. Before I lost 40lbs, I was one of those friends that could not handle spicy food thanks to having acid reflux. Now I can stuff my face with anything and everything spicy and not feel I need a bottle of Tums to counter act my stupidity. A few of my white friends have been adopted by other races and are the exception to a few rules when it comes to my cooking, y'all know who you are so I won't name names, KM. ;->
This weekend I decided to try making red curry which I thought was going to be the best thing ever, but boy did I learn a valuable lesson. Do not assume you can eat red curry until you have read the ingredients as many of you might not be able to eat it due to the amount of shrimp in the curry paste. Please read the labels of any curry as there are many ingredients that some are allergic to and I will not say they are gluten free as I never assume anything is.
When I decided to try and make red curry I went into it thinking how I do with yellow curry. BIG MISTAKE! Please be very careful when using red curry past, it is a lot stronger than any I have ever encountered. My mouth was on fire for a half hour and of course I went back for more! Do not think more means better, more just means your ass will be shooting fire later when you are in bed fast asleep. Cook it right and you will have the best experience with red curry you ever had and maybe want to experiment further with it.
Red Curry Chicken, what you will need:
1 cup Chicken Stock (see Chicken Soup recipe)
1/2 to 1 cup left over vegetables from making stock (carrots, onions, celery)
1/2 to 1 cup left over cooked chicken from making soup
1/2 to 1 tablespoon red curry paste
1/2 cup coconut milk (optional)
Heat the stock, red curry paste, and coconut milk until it comes to a boil on a medium/high heat. once the base comes to a boil, add the vegetables and the chicken and cook until heated all the way through. Serve over your favorite rice.
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