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Green Curry Pasta

   

Green Curry Pasta
Fushion food at its best – Green curry (chicken & prawns) with farfalle pasta

One of the reasons why I love green curry is because not only is it nice enjoyed with white rice, it is also nice with pasta as a one-dish meal. I basically boil some pasta, arrange them on a plate, and ladle green curry over the pasta. The curry as you can see is slightly more soupy than the usual green curry – the way I like it, when having it with pasta. I went to Bangkok in February this year and stuffed myself silly with the yummy and affordable Thai food there. Even though it’s been three months, I still miss Thai food a lot. This is one of the dishes which I enjoyed in Bangkok and so I tried to recreate it at home.

Green Curry Pasta

Ingredients
(Serve
s 2-3)
Basic recipe for green curry from my eariler recipe

- 4 tbsp green curry paste (I use R.S.T brand I bought at Bangkok’s JatuJak Market)
- 1 stalk lemongrass, cut to 2-inch lengths, make cuts all over to release favour
- 2 kaffir lime leaves (dried or fresh)
- 300g boneless chicken fillet, cut to bite sized chunks (see cooking note 1 below)
- 150g frozen vegetables (I use assortment of frozen carrots, peas and long beans)
- 500ml water
- 100ml coconut milk
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- 5 large prawns per person (head, shell and veins removed)
- 2 to 3 servings of pasta (I am using farfalle aka bow tie pasta here, about 80g per person)

Seasonings
- fish sauce (I used 2 tbsp)
- more green curry paste (if needed)
- chilli powder for spicier curry (optional)

Garnishing (optional)
- coriander
- large red chilli, sliced
- basil leaves

Green Curry Chicken
Ingredients – lemongrass, curry leaves, kaffir lime leaves, green curry pasta, coconut milk, fish sauce and chilli powder

Directions for Green Curry

1. In a heated wok or pan, dry fry the green curry paste, curry leaves, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass for one minute.
2. Add water and bring to a boil. Add chicken pieces. Lower the heat and simmer the chicken for about 10 minutes till they are cooked.
3. Add frozen vegetables and prawns, bring to a boil again and cook for 2 minutes. Lower the heat and add coconut milk and basil leaves till the leaves are wilted. Add seasonings to taste according to your preference.

Assembling

1. In a large pot of water, add salt and bring water to a boil. Then cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions.
2. Drain pasta and arrange them in a deep serving plate. Ladle scoops of green curry and the ingredients over the pasta. Garnish with coriander, fresh basil and sliced chilli.

                                           

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45 Responses to “Green Curry Pasta”

  1. Ching — May 12, 2010 @ 12:00 am

    Delicious! I love this idea!

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  2. The Sudden Cook — May 12, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    Hehehe the Ayam Brand Coconut Milk brand – I totally use that. Interesting dish – have only ever had it with rice before.

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  3. Pepy @Indonesia-Eats — May 13, 2010 @ 12:08 am

    I smelled the goodness Here :D

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  4. pigpigscorner — May 13, 2010 @ 1:25 am

    Love curried pasta. I normally just fry with the paste. Yours looks so creamy and delicious!

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  5. daphne — May 13, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    Nice! now that there is trim coconut milk! This is a great idea for mid week meals- and adding pasta is a nice touch.

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    • wiffy replied: — May 15th, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

      when I see the word “trim” it was totally sold though I wonder how much less fat it really is … never mind, I love to bluff myself :p

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  6. Reeni — May 13, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    I never had green curry Wiffy! But this looks so yummy! I love that you made it with pasta! :lol: Just my type of dish.

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    • wiffy replied: — May 15th, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

      you know what, whenever I make pasta dishes, I always think of you!

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  7. Ellie (Almost Bourdain) — May 13, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    What an excellent fusion dish. Bringing Italian and Thai classics together in one dish. Well done!

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  8. sweetlife — May 13, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    great dish…two worlds both add great flavor

    sweetlife

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  9. mochachocolatarita — May 13, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    oh yums! i always love fusion pastaaaaa~ brilliant idea!

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  10. ovenhaven — May 13, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    What a great fusion dish! I looked through your pasta posts, and I must say you’re definitely very experimental & adventurous in your pasta palate! I’m a huge pasta fan, so I’ll be trying my way through your recipes :)

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    • wiffy replied: — May 15th, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

      thank you! hope you like them when you try out the recipes :)

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