Red Curry Paste

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INGREDIENTS

  • 7-15 Large dried chilies
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp white peppercorns
  • heaping 1/4 cup shallots
  • 3 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 3 Tbsp chopped lemongrass
  • 1 Tbsp chopped galangal
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro root
  • 1 tsp chopped kaffir lime zest
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste




INSTRUCTIONS

Remove seeds from chilies, cut into chunks and soak in water until softened. Drain and dry off excess water with paper towel. Add to mortar and pestle along with salt and white peppercorns and pound into a fine paste. Add lemongrass, galangal, cilantro roots, and kaffir lime zest; pound into a fine paste. Add shallots and garlic, pound into a fine paste. Add shrimp paste and pound to mix.

If you have a coffee or spice grinder: Grind dry chilies into a powder, set aside. In a heavy-duty stone mortar and pestle, add lemongrass, galangal, cilantro roots, kaffir lime zest, salt and white peppercorns; pound into a fine paste. Add ground chilies, shallots, and garlic; pound into a fine paste. Add shrimp paste and pound to mix.




How to Make Red Curry Paste

Category: Pastes & Sauces