Learn what goes into red curry paste and how this Thai ingredient can add heat and flavor to your gluten-free food.
How to Use Red Curry Paste
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Curry paste is a concentrated blend of chilies and Thai spices combined for a spicy flavor. Common ingredients in curry pastes are chilies, garlic, salt, galangal, lemongrass, onion and coriander. These spices and herbs are traditionally ground using a mortar and pestle.
Red curry paste has a spicy chili and pepper flavor and is hot, but not as hot as green curry paste. It is made with fresh red chilies, garlic, lemongrass, galangal (Thai ginger), onion, kaffir lime rind and spices.
Curry paste is most commonly used to prepare curries. There are a wide variety of Thai and fusion recipes that call for curry paste such as satay skewers, beef and broccoli, curry pork, duck, soups, and vegetable stir-fries. Combine red curry paste with coconut milk for a truly authentic Thai taste. Spoon teaspoonfuls into sauces, dips or marinades for an added spicy kick. Red curry paste is gluten-free and vegan.
5 Gluten-Free Recipes Using Red Curry Paste:
1. Red Curry Shrimp with Vegetables
This recipe sounds impressive, but it takes only 15 minutes to cook.
2. Chicken Satay
This is one dish everyone agrees to share at a Thai restaurant. The effort to make it from scratch is really minimal -- it can marinate in the refrigerator overnight so you can impress your guests in a snap.
3. Red Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
This recipe is fun to eat and perfect for a large gathering. Using lettuce instead of bread keeps it light and gluten-free.
4. Curry Turkey Burgers
Red curry paste adds Thai flavors and spice to the ordinary turkey burger.
5. Red Curry Pork with Tomatoes
You've had curry with shrimp and chicken. Now discover the wonderful flavor Thai spices can add to pork.