This homemade Thai red curry paste will get you amazing results!
I highly recommend making your own Thai red curry pastes! There are some good red curry pastes available at supermarkets and online but you will notice the difference.
When I’m feeling lazy, I use this brand or Thai red curry paste.
That said, never use the same amount of commercial pastes as you do your own homemade Thai red curry paste.
Commercial brands usually taste a lot of chilli and salt and can be quite overpowering if you use too much.
There are several ways to make this Thai red curry paste…
For best results, you will want to pound the ingredients in a pestle and mortar.
Warning… this can take over 30 minutes of pounding but breaking those fibers down into a paste makes a curry paste like nothing you can purchase.
You could also pound the ingredients for about ten minutes and finish up in a blender which will be almost as good.
If you don’t want to do any pounding, take the ingredients and blend with just a drop of water in a food processor. This will still be better than anything you can purchase!
Thai red curry paste isn’t just used in Thai red curry!
There are so many other recipes you can make with this Thai red curry paste and I will be adding them to the blog very soon.
They are also featured in my new cookbook ‘The Curry Guy Thai’.
You can make this Thai red curry paste a couple of days before using it.
Just place it covered in the fridge until ready to use.
Following are a few step by step photos for you…
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