It turns out green curry paste can be used for a lot more than just making curry. Check out these 5 creative ways to use green curry paste!
1. Thai coconut soup
This creamy soup is a great meal for all occasions, whether as an appetiser or a light meal.
To prepare this dish, simply:
Alternatives to prawns include chicken, eggplants, vegetables, or any seafood that you prefer - the choices are endless.
2. Salad dressing
Thai Green Curry Paste can be turned into a flavoursome salad dressing by whisking it into yoghurt or mayonnaise and adding lime juice. This delicious concoction can also be served on its own as a dip.
3. Curry fried rice balls
If you are tired of plain steamed rice, simply:
This appetiser is an effortless way to impress your guests. Read the full recipe here:
5. Pork & Prawn stuffed eggplant
Green curry can be used to prepare a sumptuous sauce for eggplant stuffing as seen in this gorgeous recipe by Bruce Aidell. Find the full version and ingredient list here:
To prepare eggplant
To prepare stuffing
To prepare sauce
The possibilities are endless with Asian Home Gourmet's Thai Green Curry Paste.
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Korean-Chinese fusion cuisine originated in the city of Incheon in Korea, which historically housed the majority of Chinese residents in the country. However, as the cuisine has developed, it has become very popular in mainstream Korean culture, to the extent that (unlike many other places in the world) the majority of Chinese restaurants in Korea are owned and run by Koreans. Korean-Chinese fusion is a popular cuisine which often harnesses the best of both cultures to create unique, must-try dishes for any lover of either Korean or Chinese cuisine.
Jjajangmyeon (Black Bean Sauce Noodle)
Introduced by Chinese merchants back in the 1900's, this is a popular black bean sauce noodle dish that can be found at any Korean Chinese restaurant. It is made up of wheat noodles and black bean sauce cooked with diced pork, chopped onions and potato cubes. Sometimes extra ingredients like prawns can be added to cater for different tastes.
Jjamppong (Seafood Noodle Soup)
This mouth-watering spicy noodle soup is made of chewy noodles, seafood and lots of vegetables including anchovies, seaweed, onions and sometimes mushrooms. Additional ingredients like beef and pork can also be added into the broth for a protein hit. Along with Jjajangmyeon, this dish is one of the most ubiquitous Chinese dishes eaten in Korea.
Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Pork)
Tangsuyuk is essentially a Koreanised version of Chinese sweet and sour pork (or beef). It is made by combining a perfectly fried batch of crispy pork and an array of mixed vegetables and colourful fruits such as carrots and pineapples, which are the glazed with a sweet jelly sauce coating.
Mapa dubu (Tofu with Spicy Sauce)
Derived from the popular Chinese Mapo doufu dish, the Mapa dubu recipe originated from the Sichuan province which is well known for an abundance of bold spicy flavours. To recreate a similar dish in a Korean kitchen, a combination of Korean fermented soybean paste and red chilli pepper paste is used to complement tofu that's been cut up into small cubes. To get the most out of this dish, it is typically served with rice to balance the spicy flavors.
Similar to the Chinese Jiaozi and Japanese Gyoza, Mandu is Korean-style dumplings which can be either fried or steamed, and with a variety of different fillings.
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Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights is just around the corner and it's the perfect excuse to sample a little Indian culture. This celebration often sees neighbours and relatives come together to share a wide variety of snacks and decadent sweets, making it a delicious occasion to try a taste of India. These popular recipes are classics that will make you an instant fan of Indian cuisine.
Rasgulla: This Bengali sweet is a soft and spongy milk-based ball that is soaked in sugar syrup. The basic ingredients of Rasgulla are paneer or cottage cheese, which is made by curdling milk with lemon juice. It might sound a little strange but your tastebuds will thank you for giving it a try.
Gulab Jamun (Rose Berries): The main ingredient of Gulab Jamun is khoya (milk solids), and the balls are soaked in rose water syrup, which gives them a lovely floral fragrance, before being deep fried to give them a crispy exterior.
Malpua: This is a traditional North Indian pancake that is soft and fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Malupua are coated with sugar syrup and served hot with either cold Rabri or with hot Sooji Halwa.
Coconut Laddoo: A simple 3 ingredients mithai (sweet), Coconut Laddoo consists of desiccated coconut, sugar and condensed milk. Optional additions are cardamom, sesame seeds or your choice of dried fruit. Diced dates can also be used as a healthy alternative to sugar. This recipe is child-friendly and quite easy to execute, making it a great activity for the kids during Diwali preparation.
Sooja Halwa: This popular dish is a must-try during Diwali, consisting of sugar, ghee, raisins and cashew nuts. You can mix it up and vary the recipe to include apples, carrots or beetroot. It can be prepared at the last minute to simply satisfy a sudden craving or serve unexpected guests.
Looking for a tasty main meal to precede these desserts? Head over to our Indian product range and have a look at our Indian curries!
It turns out green curry paste can be used for a lot more than just making curry. Check out these 5 creative ways to use green curry paste!1. Thai coconut soupThis creamy soup is a great meal for all occasions, whether as...
Korean-Chinese fusion cuisine originated in the city of Incheon in Korea, which historically housed the majority of Chinese residents in the country. However, as the cuisine has developed, it has become very popular in mainstream Korean culture, to the extent...
Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights is just around the corner and it's the perfect excuse to sample a little Indian culture. This celebration often sees neighbours and relatives come together to share a wide variety of snacks and decadent...