Curry dishes come in many forms and are very common in India as well as in several Southeast Asian countries. Curry powders are typically used in Indian dishes, whereas curry pastes are more Thai, and the two really are not interchangeable when it comes to cooking with a recipe. My favorite curry dish is Thai coconut curry. The rich and creamy sauce goes so nicely with a bowl of rice and vegetables. This dish also has some spice to help round it out perfectly. Tonight I made a little coconut curry myself, using red curry paste and making a couple changes to the traditional recipe to boost this dishes nutritional profile.
|Yes, I’m at it again with the specialty items…but it’s oil this time. I used a delicious toasted sesame oil to saute my veggies. It goes so well with the Thai theme.|
|Curry pastes often have nice spices in them already, such as lemongrass, ginger, chiles and garlic.|