Thai Shrimp Curry

If you make this ahead of time, wait to cook the rice until you're ready to serve the dish. Otherwise, prepare the rice first, as it will stay hot while you assemble the curry.

Yield:

serves 6

Nutritional Information

Calories 498
Fat 18 g
Satfat 14 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 22 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 918 mg

Ingredients

1 (13.5-ounce) can light unsweetened coconut milk
1 (13.5-ounce) can regular unsweetened coconut milk
3 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup (1 1/2-inch) trimmed and diagonally cut green beans (about 4 ounces), steamed until crisp-tender
1 cup fresh basil leaves
6 kaffir lime leaves (fresh or frozen), optional
1 serrano chili, seeded and julienned
2 cups jasmine rice

Preparation

Prepare the Green Curry Paste.

Combine 1/2 cup of the coconut milk and curry paste in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the remaining coconut milk, and bring to a boil. Add the fish sauce, sugar, and salt. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes.

Add the shrimp and beans. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes until shrimp is bright pink--don't overcook. (The recipe can be made up to this point, refrigerated, and reheated later.) Stir in the basil, lime leaves, and chilis.

Place the rice in a bowl, cover with cold water, and rub the rice until the water is cloudy. Drain it in a colander beneath cold water until the water runs clear. Place the rice in a large, heavy saucepan with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, and cover. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, and simmer for 20 minutes until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes, covered. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving with the curry.

Note:

October 2002