Addictive Thai Peanut Curry

When the weather gets warm I always find myself wanting Thai food… the freshness of flavours like lime and coriander stirred through a fragrant, spicy dish with rich coconut milk. It always takes me back to my first trip there, aged 21 - sitting on the beaches of Koh Pha Ngan, eating Thai curries and stirfries and drinking ice cold beer as the sun went down… probably to the backdrop of Jack Johnson.

After that trip I bought books and watched countless videos to learn how to recreate those dishes at home. Then more recently, when I switched to a plant-based diet, I had to tweak some of my go-to recipes to remove ingredients like shrimp paste and fish sauce, without losing flavour.

This rich and creamy peanut curry is such a treat. The 1st time I made it I had to make it again that week because I couldn’t stop thinking about it! You can make it your own with different veg or plant-based meat. I also love to add a fresh Asian-style slaw by finely shredding carrot, cucumber and spring onions and mixing through fresh lime, mirin, coriander and chilli flakes.

Cook time = 30 mins

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli

  • 1 red onion

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 1 lime (juice and grated rind)

  • 1in piece of ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • Handful of fresh coriander

  • 1 teaspoon red miso paste

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 400ml tin coconut milk

  • Spoon of mango chutney

  • Half a courgette

  • Half an aubergine

  • 10 mushrooms

  • 1 green pepper

    Serve with rice, a sprinkle of fresh coriander, some sliced spring onions and a squeeze of fresh lime.

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