Thai Green Curry with Chicken
This recipe is inspired by The Oriental's Cookery School in Bangkok. The unique flavours of Thai cooking are so simple and – because you can use a good-quality cooked chicken from the supermarket – this recipe is actually incredibly easy. You can, if you like, freeze the leftover coconut milk and cream for use later on.
|Oven temperatures and Conversions|
|Click here for information|
|You will also need a large flameproof casserole or a wok.|
This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Winter Collection and The Delia Collection: Chicken. It has also appeared in Sainsbury's Magazine (Oct 1995).
The curry paste can be made well ahead of time and there's absolutely no work involved if you have a food processor or a liquidiser because all you do is simply pop all the curry paste ingredients in and whiz it to a paste (stopping once or twice to push the mixture back down from the sides on to the blades). In Thailand, of course, all these would be pounded by hand with a pestle and mortar, but food processors do cut out all the hard work.
What you need to end up with is a coarse paste but don't worry if it doesn't look very green – that's because I have cut the chilli content; in Thailand they use about 35! If you want yours to be green, then this is the answer! Your next task is to prepare all the rest of the ingredients.
To make the curry, first place the tins of coconut milk on a work surface, upside down. Then open them and inside you will see the whole thing has separated into thick cream and thin watery milk. Divide these by pouring the milk into one bowl and the cream into another. Next place a wok, without any oil in it, over a very high heat and then as soon as it becomes really hot, add three-quarters of the coconut cream. What you do now is literally fry it, stirring all the time so it doesn't catch. What will happen is it will start to separate, the oil will begin to seep out and it will reduce. Ignore the curdled look – this is normal. You may also like to note that when the cream begins to separate you can actually hear it give off a crackling noise.
Next add the curry paste and three-quarters of the coconut milk, which should be added a little at a time, keeping the heat high and letting it reduce down slightly. Stay with it and keep stirring to prevent it sticking. Then add the Thai fish sauce and palm sugar, stir these in and then add the chicken pieces and the peppercorns. Stir again and simmer everything for about 4-5 minutes until the chicken is heated through. Then just before serving, place the lime leaves one on top of the other, roll them up tightly and slice them into very fine shreds. Then add them along with the red chilli and torn basil leaves. Serve with Thai fragrant rice.
Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
Copyright © 2009 Delia Smith/New Crane Internet Limited, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Lovely spicy flavours here: just fry the prawns with onions and garlic, tomatoes, lime, wine and Thai red curry paste, cook the finest of pasta, then combine it all for a really wonderful and easy supper dish.
If you have some Thai Red Curry Paste to hand, this makes a very speedy supper dish. Serve with Spiced Pilau Rice with Nuts.
A Thai Tom Yum soup full of flavour and with hardly any fat, this lovely recipe is just as good made with prawns.
This lovely quick and easy recipe will bring you all the classic flavours of Thailand in no time at all...
If you have some Thai Red Curry Paste to hand, these little fish cakes make a wonderfully different first course, especially if the rest of the meal has a spicy theme.
This, thankfully, is a Thai recipe that doesn't require all the speciality ingredients that are sometimes so elusive. The list of ingredients seems rather long, but it is made in moments and has a lovely fragrant flavour.
Pineapple crops up in many Thai dishes and here it offers a juicy, tangy counterpoint to fat, succulent prawns, all cooked in a spicy sauce. Quick and easy, Thai curries are the perfect midweek solution when you are tired and hungry.
For waist-watchers and the health conscious, the growing popularity of filo pastry is, I'm sure, warmly welcomed.
This is a fantastic way to use up some of your leftover turkey after Christmas Day...spicy and creamy, it has all the flavours of Thailand in one warming dish.
In Thailand, they use pomelo in salads, which is very similar to grapefruit. I have used pink grapefruit here, but when they're not available, you could ring the changes and use a thinly sliced, medium-sized mango.
A trip to Thailand inspired Delia to recreate this Asian classic when she got home ... and it was well worth it. Give it a try - it's not one of Thailand's most popular dishes for nothing.
Anyone who's been to Thailand will be familiar with lovely chicken satay, served with spicy peanut sauce. Delia's version is quick, easy and extremely tasty.
You can use trout, sole or plaice for this gorgeous dish: light and luxurious, it's actually dead easy to make and takes no time at all for a recipe that's full of Thai flavours.
This quick cheat recipe is inspired by Thai flavours of lemongrass and ginger, giving you a wonderful Oriental supper that's quick and easy to make.
In Thailand, mango is served with lime wedges to squeeze over it, the citrus sharpness cutting through the rich, perfumed flesh of the mango. Here, Delia has combined them to create an ice cream that would be ideal at the end of a Thai meal.
Coconut milk powder is a brilliant ingredient when making coconut ice cream and, along with the lime syrup, gives this refreshing dessert more than a little Thai flavour.
Most Popular recipes
Win one of two sets of Stellar Tate Saucepans
Queen of puddings
03 May 2015 18:10
30 Apr 2015 14:01
|Food and travel||
25 Apr 2015 22:23
|Can Anyone Help?||
03 May 2015 23:18
01 Mar 2015 15:04
Extra Large mixing bowl
28 Apr 2015 19:11
The new gardening year begins again
18 Apr 2015 00:11