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Real Thai Green Curry Paste (Nam Prik Gen Kayo Wan)

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"This is a green curry paste recipe from central Thailand that incorporates the Indian spices of the South and the fresh herbs from the North. This recipe will make a bulk curry paste that will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator and make several batches of curry. Fresh curry paste always makes your curries taste better than premade pastes that contain preservatives."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 13
Original recipe yields 36 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine green chiles, shallots, cilantro roots, garlic, Thai basil, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime peel, shrimp paste, cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander seeds, salt, and white pepper in a mortar and pestle; pound into a smooth paste.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • It is well worth the energy of using a mortar and pestle. You can use a food processor or blender to puree the ingredients into a paste, but keep in mind they can oxidize the ingredients, muddying the flavor.
  • Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of the curry paste in your curry depending on how spicy you like it.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 13 calories; 0.2 2.7 0.7 < 1 199 Full nutrition

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