2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon red curry
paste or yellow curry paste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (if using red curry paste)
2 teaspoons yellow curry powder (if using red curry paste)
1 pound boneless,
skinless chicken, cut into chunks
1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon palm sugar or light brown sugar
Jasmine or sticky
Lemon grass* (optional)
Carefully open coconut milk cans, spoon thick coconut cream from top and put
in wok, frying pan or medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until bubbly.
Add curry paste (and curry powder and turmeric, if using) and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes
or until an oily sheen comes to the surface. Optional additions: If adding ginger,
garlic and lemon grass, add with curry paste.
Add chicken and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes
or until chicken is coated with curry paste.
Add remaining coconut milk, potato, fish sauce and palm sugar, and simmer 15
minutes or until chicken and potato are cooked.
Serve with jasmine rice or sticky
Yields 4 servings.
* To enhance flavors, add one or more of the following to curry paste and stir-fry:
2 cloves garlic, crushed; 2 slices ginger, crushed; 1 stalk lemon grass, peeled
and sliced diagonally, using lower third of stalk only. Remove whole spices before