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Green Curry Paste

Yield About 1 cup
NOTES: Adding ingredients to a purchased Thai curry paste gives it a fresher flavor and brighter color. Most purchased Thai curry pastes tend to have a higher proportion of hot chiles than homemade versions. This embellished paste is medium to medium-hot, depending on the brand of prepared paste used.


  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 1/3 cup sliced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons prepared green curry paste
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. In a blender or food processor, whirl the coconut milk, shallots, garlic, curry paste, and cilantro.