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green curry paste but no coconut milk

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bonber Feb 8, 2009 06:53 AM

does anyone have a recipe that uses green curry paste that doesn't have coconut milk?

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    zamorski RE: bonber Feb 8, 2009 12:35 PM

    You can use light or heavy cream (19 - 35% fat)--it will be tasty but different. Coconut milk is about 25% fat, so can use a mixture of 2 parts heavy cream and 1 part milk (more or less) to mimic that.

    Generally, it is best to fry the curry paste for a few minutes before adding the liquid--this rounds out the flavours nicely. This is usually done by taking some of the cream on the top of the coconut milk, heating it in a pan with the curry paste over medium to medium-high heat, and cooking until the oil separates out (maybe 5 minutes). You won't be able to to this with cream, so I would use some butter or vegetable oil for this instead.

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      Jim Washburn RE: bonber Feb 9, 2009 05:39 PM

      Substitute stock for coconut milk, and it's a jungle curry. Google '"jungle curry" recipe' for lots of recipes.

      Jim

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