I think of all the Thai dishes that are enjoyed throughout the world the Thai Green Curry is probably one of the favourites and one of the most well-known. However when outside of Thailand, it is some times quite painful to see some of the true authentic ingredients omitted or even replaced by substitute ingredients and I include some Thai restaurants in this equation as well. To get the absolute best out of your Thai Green Curry you need to have all the correct and fresh ingredients for this central Thailand region dish.
Thai Chicken Green Curry (Gang Khiaw Wan Gai) (แกงเขียวหวานไก่) Ingredients and Cooking Method For A Serving of 4 People.
- 200 g Chicken
- 1 table-spoon of Green Curry paste
- 70g eggplants & Thai aubergines (Makheua Puang & Makheua Chao Phaya)
- 2 Cups of coconut milk
- 50 g sweet basil leaves (Bai Horapa)
- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 2 big red chillies, sliced up
- half a tablespoon of palm sugar or white sugar
- 5 kaffir lime leaves (Bai Makrut)
Heat the saucepan with 1 cup of coconut milk and cook until it becomes oil. Add in Green Curry paste and the Chicken and cook until it produces a nice aroma, then add the fish sauce and sugar and cook briefly for a minute. Add coconut milk and stir and then add the eggplants and boil for a few minutes. Turn down the heat and simmer until it becomes thick. You can add more fish sauce or sugar if required, before serving decorated with kaffir lime leaves and the sliced red chilli.
Fresh Thai Ingredients
Gang Khiaw Wan Gai ( Thai Green Chicken Curry)
Recent Events With Thai Green Curry On The Menu
Two more recent events saw Thai Gourmet catering for Angela & Robert Mead of East Coker and guests and Nona Birt and family at Millgrove House in Staplegrove, Taunton who also as part of the evening menu had Thai Green Curry. The starters were a combination of Papaya salad including peanuts, lime, fresh chilli, garlic and tomatoes, Chicken Satay with a peanut dip, Vegetarian Spring Rolls with a sweet chilli dip and Kanompang Na Moo – Fried pork, garlic and coriander toasted and accompanied with a cucumber dip. The main dishes of course included the Thai Chicken Green Curry along with Phat Priaw Wan Chicken a sweet and sour dish, Thot Man khao Phot which are Corn cakes cooked with garlic and pepper, Gang Massaman Nua – beef cooked in a rich curry sauce with sweet potatoes and coconut milk, Phat Thai noodles Prawn and Thai jasmin rice. Angela, Robert and guests went for king prawns to be added to the menu instead of a dessert, whilst Nona and family added Stir fried vegetables to the menu with a dessert to finish of Bananas and coconut milk.
Angela said ” Thank you all so much for a wonderful evening. It was great we all enjoyed it so much and all the dishes were delicious and we could not stop talking about it the next day”.
Nona and family who were having a break at the fabulous Millgrove House belonging to Sleeps12 also used Thai Gourmet last year whilst staying at another of the Sleeps12 properties said ” they had been waiting all year for Khun Lek to come and cook for them again” For more information on renting a property for holiday or short break in the south-west of England visit www.sleeps12.com
Angela, Robert & Guests In East Coker, Somerset
Nona And Family At Millgrove House, Taunton, Somerset
A Total Thai Green Curry Event
Thai Gourmet were delighted to be asked to cater for the birthday party of Binny Matthews in Dorset on Saturday 26th June 2010 that so fortunately saw a beautiful summers evening with plenty of family and friends attending. It was in stark contrast to two years ago when we also catered for Binny’s birthday party, but it was like monsoon season as the flood gates opened all day and all evening, but this time it was just beautiful. Binny and Stuart decided to put on a Thai Green Curry banquet for everyone with Thai Green Chicken Curry and Thai Green Curry vegetarian being the options complete with Thai jasmin rice. Thai Gourmet had been assigned their own space with all you could possibly need to prepare, cook and serve. Khun Lek and assistant Nong Yao arrived at the event a good three hours prior to the eating time to get everything ready and at approximately 9.30pm the Green curry feast began. All were absolutely delighted with the meal and the majority came back for seconds and some even thirds, there were quite a few familiar faces that Thai Gourmet had run into before including a few very distinguished guests including Martin Clunes and television producer wife Phillippa Clunes. Not for the first time had Thai Gourmet catered an event where Martin has attended, but he also found his way to the serving area for a bowl of Thai Chicken Green Curry. Khun Lek and Nong Yao were delighted to trade a bowl of Green Curry for a photo with Martin of which he kindly obliged….seems like a fair deal.
Martin Clunes at Binny’s Party
Martin Clunes is a multi talented Actor, Comedian, Director, Musician and Presenter and starred in a whole host of programs including ”Men Behaving Badly”, ”Doc Martin” a grumpy village doctor, ” The Man Who Lost His Head” a New Zealand drama, The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin” just to name a few. For more information on the career of Martin Clunes visit www.MartinClunes.net
Binny’s husband Stuart and dear friend Henrietta did all the organising and carried it off to perfection as they always have done for the event. Stuart Said ” Once again your food was delicious and everyone loved it, we will continue to sing your praises to anyone who’ll listen”.