Thai Panang Curry with Beef Recipe-
Ingredients for the Main Dish:
- 1 lb. beef (sirloin roast is best), sliced into ¾” x 1-1/2” x 2” pieces
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 fresh kaffir lime leaves, chopped into slender threads
- 12 Thai super-hot chili peppers, left whole
- 16 oz. coconut milk
- 1-1/2 tbsp. palm sugar
- 1-1/2 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
- Additional seasonings to taste: palm sugar, salt, and fish sauce
Ingredients for the Panang Curry Spice Paste:
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. water
- 3 tbsp. red chili powder
- 1 tsp. coriander powder
- 1 tsp. cumin powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1-1/2” piece Thai fresh galangal, finely chopped
- 2 stalks lemongrass—white part only—chopped into 1-1/2” lengths
- 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves and stems, finely chopped
- 2 shallots
- 3 large cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
- 1-1/2 tbsp. red-skin peanuts roasted with sea salt
- 1 tsp. shrimp paste (Belacan)
- In a mixing bowl (or electric blender), mash and blend all the spice ingredients into a smooth paste.
- Heat up the oil in a wok (or large skillet, if you don’t have a wok) over medium high heat; stir-fry the kaffir lime leaves for about 30 seconds.
- Add and mix in the Panang Curry Spice Paste and continue stir-frying for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is fragrant.
- Turn the heat down to medium and continue stir-frying until the oil separates slightly.
- Now add in the beef and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Add in the coconut milk and give it a short fry for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
- Now add in the Thai hot chili peppers, fish sauce, and palm sugar, stir and blend together well, and cover the wok or skillet.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the dish simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how well done and/or tenderized you like your meat.
- Do a taste test, and adjust seasoning as desired with palm sugar, fish sauce, and salt.
- Check the texture. It will probably be very gravy-like and, if that’s how you like it, you are done. If you prefer more of a sauce-like texture, add in some water, mix well, and simmer another 5 minutes or so
- To serve your Thai Panang Curry with Beef, put the entire mixture into a large serving bowl and place on the table, along with a large bowl of hot, freshly steamed Jasmine rice.
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