I do love cooking when I get the time but sometimes it's easy to get in a routine of cooking the same meals instead of venturing into the unknown. With so many amazing recipes and with brands making it even easier with ready-made sauces there is no excuse not to try something new. I always try to set some time aside every week to create something new and have found it can be a great way to use up leftover veg.
Today I am cooking one of my fave dishes, which I fell in love with whilst traveling round South East Asia; Green Thai Curry (in Thai: Kaeng Khiao Wan) this dish can be found in all corners of Thailand and now all over the world. Now when you look at some of the ingredients required it's easy to be put off but you will be pleasantly surprised about what brands have to offer these days like the Blue Dragon Green Thai Curry ‘3 Step’ one pack is the Thai Green Curry paste, the other is Coconut milk then you have a seasoning pouch with chilies, sweet Thai basil & kaffir lime leaves. The mix of all of these ingredients makes a delicious sweet, hot, aromatic Thai curry that will stir your senses.
You don’t need to make the same old boring stir fry!
With Thai food there are also so many simple starters and side dishes so for this dish I decide to pair Blue Dragon Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce with mini poppadoms usually linked with Indian dishes but they taste so good with the dipping sauce and in dipped in the Green Thai Curry.
Serving Size: 2
· Blue Dragon Green Thai Curry 3 Steps packet (If you wanted to make it from scratch you could use Blue Dragon Coconut Milk, Thai Green Curry Paste & Fish sauce)
· 150g Prawns (you can also use chicken or stick with just a veggie portion)
· A good handful of mange tout (green beans will also work well)
· 1 X Carrot
· 2 X Garlic bulbs
· A good handful of Spinach
· 2 cups of Sticky Thai rice (You can find this in most supermarkets)
· Blue Dragon Sweet Chili Sauce
I hope this post has made you feel more confident in making more delicious dishes outside your comfort zone and how simple they can be.
This post is an entry to the Foodies100 Chinese New Year recipe challenge sponsored by Blue Dragon products is available in all major supermarkets at an RRP from £0.69. To find out more, visit www.bluedragon.co.uk.