So I am not gone for good!
My life has been crazy busy and I have not made time to blog about anything for far too long. My sister has been bugging me to get back in the saddle and write about something delicious though so here it goes!
Something I love about cooking is all the different cultures you can experience right in the comfort of your home. You can experience the smells and tastes of somewhere oceans away from you! And the best part is most grocery stores are beginning to sell much wider varieties of culturally authentic ingredients.
And here is where we introduce you to curry! Curry comes in three basic, easy to find in your grocery store, forms: curry powder, green curry paste, and red curry paste. While each of these has its own set of delicious uses I am a huge fan of green curry. The biggest difference between green and red curry is just the pepper color. most of the other ingredients are about the same. Green curry also has some green herbs in it however which is why I like it more.
So I had some steak and some green curry and some free time on my hands and decided to cook up something fun!
To make really good curry you really only need three ingredients you miiiiight not already have on hand: curry, coconut milk, and fish sauce. However, if your grocery store has an Asian food section, even a tiny tiny one, it probably has all of these things. Then, along with chopping up lots of fresh veggies you are set to cook something wonderful.
Green Curry Steak
White rice (however much you want!)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fine chopped ginger
2-3 green chilies (depending on how spicy you want)
3 cloves garlic
3-4 Tbsp green curry paste
1 can coconut milk
juice from 1/2 lime
2 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
2 delicious juicy steaks of your choosing
salt and pepper
fresh cilantro or basil to garnish (optional)
First start the rice cooking so it will be finished on time.
In a large sauce pan or wok heat oil. Add ginger, chilies, garlic, onion, and curry paste. Saute on high heat but only till aromatic, 1-2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering prepare the steak. trim off any extra fat and rub salt and pepper on both sides. Next rub a small amount of curry paste on all sides. pan fry to desired doneness. Slice into thin pieces.
When the curry is done simmering add the fish sauce, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over rice and and top with steak pieces and.