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Thai Green Curry with Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Thai Green Curry with Chicken and Summer Vegetables

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Thai Green Curry with Chicken and Summer Vegetables

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I love green curry coconut milk recipes. It was love at first taste similar to Tikka Masala. The smoothness paired with the heat and flavor of the green curry are magical in this guys opinion.

The lady who cuts my hair is Thai. Her mom owned a restaurant which now her sister runs. I was talking to her the other day and we got to talking about her mom, cooking, meals etc.. When I asked her what was her Mom’s “go to” dish that you love the most? “Green curry” replied. So naturally it made me put it on the menu for this week.

As we close out summer and enjoy the season’s vegetables, I decide to incorporate some of them into this curry.

Ingredients:
1 jar of Green Curry Paste (used store bought)
1 lbs Chicken Thighs and Breasts (chopped into bite sized pieces)
Red Bell Pepper
Zucchini diced
4 ounces of shitake mushrooms
2 ears of corn (cooked and kernels removed)
Fresh Basil and Lemon Verbena
2 cans of Coconut milk (add more if you need more liquid or water)
Dash of Fish Sauce
1tbs Sriracha
Juice of a lime
Brown or Jasmine rice

Directions:
Stir in 2 tbs of Green Curry Paste in a medium heated pot to heat it up. Then add coconut milk, stir and combine. Add chicken pieces and cook for about 15mins. Then add red peppers, fish sauce and Sriracha and stir for about 15 mins. Taste and add more green curry paste if you need it. Then add the rest of the veggies and based upon how firm you like it them stir and for another 5-15mins. Turn off heat and stir in basil and verbena and let it cool to serve over rice.
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Feta Elote with Tajin

Feta Elote with Tajin

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Corn is just so darn cheap and sweet in the summer. When I fire up the grill, it’s hard not to buy corn and throw it on.   Typical Elote has mayo and would be damn fine with Dukes but I decided to lighten it up a bit with sour cream. (you could use plain yogurt too).   I also didn’t have Cojita cheese on hand so when with Feta.   Finally you can play around with Elote but I think you almost always need to have “Tajin” seasoning. It’s a Mexican favorite that combines chili powder with lime juice so it has this unmistakably unique sweetness. At the top of the bottle it even has a label that reads “This is not a candy”.

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Roast your corn on a grill or skillet. I like mine black.   Squeeze a little lime juice and spread some sour cream to your liking. Top it with feta cheese and Tajin seasoning.

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