Crouton’s Green Curry w/Chicken & Eggplant

The last time I made green curry with chicken, I thought I’d gone a bit overboard on the ingredients.  This time I wanted to try something simpler.  The result?  My best green curry yet!

Ingredients

  • 3 skinless chicken breast filets, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 pkg Asian Home Gourmet Thai Green Curry
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • zest of a lime, about 1 tbsp
  • 5-6 red & orange salad peppers, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Directions

Place coconut milk in heavy frying pan over medium heat, stir in the green curry paste.  Add the chicken and allow to cook over light boil, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.  Add eggplant, peppers, and zest of lime, cook another 5 minutes.  Reduce heat to low, add fish sauce and basil, stir.

Serve with steamed rice.

Notes

Many Thai curry recipes call for kaffir lime leaves, but I’ve never been able to find them in Tucson.  I substitute the zest of a lime, which I obtain by scraping the skin of a lime with a small grater.  The commercial green curry paste I tried tonight was great, and I’ll certainly use that particular brand again.  You should be able to find it in any Asian grocery.

© 2011, Crouton deMenthe. All rights reserved.


About Crouton deMenthe  Amateur cook and barbecue fanatic.


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