A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

My husband and I looooooove Thai food. Although we order it often, I haven't really tried making it myself too often. I guess I always thought it was the type of food best left to professionals.... I guess I was wrong! I was recently in the mood for something coconut-y and thought I'd try my hand at a coconut curry instead of picking up the phone for delivery again. I opted for shrimp instead of chicken since I don't cook with shrimp that often. The result was really tasty and some chopped cilantro gave the dish some nice freshness!

4 scallions, chopped
1 tbsp red curry paste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb shrimp
6 oz coconut milk
2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp canola oil

Start by heating the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallions and red curry paste and sautee for about two minutes.

Add the shrimp, garlic and some salt to season and cook it all together for about three minutes. You'll want to flip the shrimp halfway through to let both sides cook. Tongs are great for this task! Lastly, add the coconut milk and fish sauce and mix well. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Mix in half the cilantro and then sprinkle the remaining half on later.

I chose to serve this over a bed of coconut rice, which I made by cooking the rice in a combination of water and leftover coconut milk. The dish is not only delicious, but really quick to make since shrimp cooks quickly!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely Delicious Looking- can almost taste them in my mouth- I am so happy your BLOG is back !!!