Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Spice Shop - perfect yellow curry

I have a soft spot for a good Thai yellow curry but it's taken me a long time to stumble upon a spice mix that's spot on for making one at home. I took a gamble on a mix from London's "The Spice Shop", found in the spice rack at Fallon & Byrnes (Exchequer St, Dublin 2). Took the lovely little yellow tin home & thankfully it doesn't just serve as something cutesy to stick on my spice shelf.

Recipe (draft #1)

2 chicken/turkey breasts
2 shallots
1 clove garlic
1 red pepper
Fistful of baby corn
Fistful of sugar snaps
Lemongrass stalk
Squeeze of fresh lime
Pineapple chunks
The Spice Shop Thai Yellow Curry powder
1 tin Coconut milk

  1. Dice the meat, start frying it off in a little olive oil & garlic, half-way through add the chopped shallots.
  2. Chop your peppers, mushrooms, baby corn & sugar snaps whatever way you like and toss them in once the meat is ready. If you like a bit of a kick, throw in a little chopped chilli. Toss it all around for about 2mins.
  3. Add 2 tsps (1 per person) of the lovely curry powder & then your coconut milk. Throw in a squeeze of lime juice & a stalk of lemongrass. Let it simmer away on a low heat for about 20-30mins.
  4. Cook off your rice (or whatever you like with your curry) and tuck in.
So so tasty and you can adjust the amount of curry powder till you get a flavour you like. The Spice Shop website could do with some love & updating but there's recipes & an online store up there all the same. Looking forward to trying more of their magic powders :)

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