Just made this for Mother's Day with the crab and it was amazing. I couldn't find Serano Chiles so I used two Habeneros and it was perfectly spicy. The Japanese Eggplant was delicious. Great combination of flavors.
Soft-Shell Crab with Fresh Thai Green Curry
hottjam Posted: 05/09/10
AsianFoodLover Posted: 02/19/11
This recipe is flavorful but it has limitations. I give it a 4 out of 5 on innate flavor, but it is not colorful or Thai at all. I have lived in Thailand for 2 years in the past, and I have to say that the recipe is "Faux" Thai. Although all of the ingredients are easily accessible in North America, it does not approach some of the soft shell crab curry dishes I have eaten in Thailand. I would recommend the substitution of Thai chiles for the Serrano chiles and also the use of Asian fish sauce instead of salt. Thai eggplant, available in the US, could also substitute for the Japanese eggplant. I would recommend the addition of lemongrass to the recipe. But it would still be "Faux Thai"!