Inspired by my two lovely friends Li Li and Su who are connoisseurs of Thai Food. The recipe is one they were given by a wonderful friend of theirs , so it has passed a few hands over the years . It combines a Rich and Tasty Curry Sauce with Shrimp, Broccoli , Red Peppers and baby corn served with Jasmine rice.
Curry is a favored dish in Thai restaurants throughout the world . Based on a Rich and Delicious paste of fresh and dried herbs and spices, curry is unique and unlike any dish in American cuisine. Curry can be defined as a savory, stew-like dish flavored with herbs and or spices.
Curry is considered native to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. The method of cooking was brought to South East Asia by the Indian immigrants over several centuries.
There are dozens of different types of curries throughout Thailand varying by the use of various types of curry pastes, the addition of coconut or water and different combinations of meats, herbs, vegetables and fruits.
The key ingredients in the majority of Thai curry pastes are mostly wet and fragrant: fresh chilies, lemon grass, galangal, garlic, shallot, kaffir lime, cilantro roots, and shrimp paste. These herbs and spices are appreciated not only for their taste, but also for their medicinal qualities.
Below you will find our Thai recipe for delicious Thai Brown Curry Shrimp with Vegetable Stir Fry with simple to follow instructions to make your own at home with ease.
Thai Brown Curry Shrimp with Vegetable Stir Fry
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 tablespoon Thai style Brown Curry Paste
- 12 ounces of fresh broccoli florets
- 1 cup or 8 ounces of Zucchini sliced in strips
- 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
- 1 and 1/2 pounds raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 teaspoons Thai style Fish Sauce
- 12 ounces can baby corn, drained chopped
- 13.5 ounces can of Thai style Coconut Milk
- 4 cups cooked Thai rice or white Rice
In large skillet, heat peanut oil over medium heat add Red Curry Paste and whisk until dissolved.
Add broccoli, red peppers, Zucchini and stir-fry 2-3 minutes or so, add shrimp and fish Sauce.
Stir-fry until shrimp just begin to turn pink. Add baby corn and Coconut Milk mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer
Simmer until shrimp are cooked about 3 minutes.
Serve over fluffy white Jasmine Rice.
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