Great for Thai cooking. I got the recipe a long time ago from a friend, who suggested that making red curry paste is better than buying it in the store; he was right! You can mix the ingredients as you like. Curry is something that can be experimented with and should be! Just make sure that you do not remove the ingredients, as it will remove authenticity. For a more mild curry paste, remove and discard the chile pepper seeds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend chile peppers, onions, cilantro, oil, garlic, coriander, lemon zest, cumin, shrimp paste, paprika, peppercorns, lemon grass, turmeric, and salt together in a blender until a smooth, paste-like consistency is reached.

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Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; sodium 592.6mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2017
Some 2 more red chilies and 5 mm slice of Galangal was added. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2019
Substitute these ingredients: • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, • 1 tablespoon ground coriander, • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, • 2 teaspoons shrimp paste, • 1 teaspoon lemon grass powder; For 4 tablespoons & 1 teaspoon dry barbecue spice powder. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
A very good alternative to store-bought, which allows you to adjust the flavors to your prefencence and ingredients to your diet. I soaked the chilis in some water beforehand and think this helps the mixing process as well as texture in the end. I also used fresh lemon grass and turmeric. Being allergic to shrimp, I used fermented bean paste and some umami seasoning instead of shrimp paste. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2017
Some 2 more red chilies and 5 mm slice of Galangal was added. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2019
Substitute these ingredients: • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, • 1 tablespoon ground coriander, • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, • 2 teaspoons shrimp paste, • 1 teaspoon lemon grass powder; For 4 tablespoons & 1 teaspoon dry barbecue spice powder. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2020
very flavourful; I want more heat and the texture to be drier. so maybe 1/2 red pepper next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2020
I made 1/2 recipe and used 3 tiny Thai chiles. Also I subbed fish sauce for shrimp paste, as the quarantine made it unwise for me to go looking for it. Incendiary hot. I recommend soaking the dried chilies in hot water to soften before putting in the blender. Handy to make my own. Read More