Thai Pork and Peanut Curry
After a long spiel of Italian and Western dishes, I’ve been drawn to Asian lately - from stir fries to curries. Two of the ingredients I’d bought to play around with were bok choy and pork. After testing them recently in a Chinese-inspired stir fry, today I decided to go Thai and try them in a curry recipe that originally called for mini corn. The result was simple but intensely flavourful - and although I’ve been eating something different almost every day, this is definitely going down on my repeat-list.
Ingredients (serves 1):
120g pork, sliced along the grain
65g mushrooms, sliced
1 large leaf bok choy, roughly chopped
2 scalllops, diagonally sliced
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
100ml coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
stalks and leaves of 1/4 bush cilantro, stalks finely chopped and leaves picked
Juice of 1/2 lime
Serve with white rice or Thai rice noodles.
1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and add the scallops and cilantro stalks. Fry for 1 minute.
2. Add the pork and fry for another 5 minutes, until lightly browned.
3. Add the curry paste and peanut butter. Stir for 30 seconds, then add the coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Stir well, put a lid on the pan and simmer for 15 minutes
4. Toss in the mushrooms and bok choy and cook over high heat for another 3 minutes.
5. Add the lime juice and taste, adjusting the seasoning as needed. Serve with white rice or rice noodles.
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