As you can see even if it is Potluck week at I Heart Cooking Clubs I couldn't leave Thailand !!
This chicken was in a hurry even to photograph !!
The recipe is fantasic :Nigella makes it with frozen vegetables but I used pumpkin and cauliflower from my veggie box.
This curry is super easy and fast: if you have coconut milk, fish sauce and curry paste in your pantry you are set !
Last week I saw the basmati Mary made so I accompanied the chicken with it.
It was such a success we are lucky I got one picture of it !!
|2 x 15ml tablespoons wok oil|
|3 x 15ml tablespoons spring onions, finely chopped|
|3–4 x 15ml tablespoons green Thai curry paste|
|1kg chicken thigh fillets, cut into strips about 4 x 2cm|
|1 x 400ml can coconut milk|
|250ml boiling water|
|enough chicken stock concentrate or cube for 500ml water|
|1 x 15ml tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla)|
|185g frozen peas|
|200g frozen soya beans|
|150g frozen fine beans|
|3 x 15ml tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped|
|1.||Heat the wok oil in a large saucepan that owns a lid, drop in the spring onions and cook, stirring for a minute or two, then add the curry paste.|
|2.||Add the chicken pieces and keep turning over heat for 2 minutes, before adding the coconut milk, stock (i.e. the water plus stock concentrate or cube) and fish sauce, then the frozen peas and soya beans.|
|3.||Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the frozen fine beans to the mix and cook for another 3–5 minutes.|
|4.||Serve with rice or noodles, sprinkling the coriander over as you do so. Put out a plate of lime wedges for people to squeeze over as they eat.|
If you want to make this with fresh vegetables rather than frozen, then up the water (keeping the amount of stock concentrate the same) and indeed I would double it to 500ml. But if using frozen – which is how I make this 99% of the time, and why it is a great storecupboard standby – I find it easier to use a cappuccino cup, or similar, and measure out 1 1/2 cups of each frozen green veg rather than weigh it. The chicken comes in packets, so that just keeps everything simple and straightforward.