Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cambodiana #1

So, Jeremy always talks about Cambodiana which unfortunately turns out to be a fake Cambodian restaurant that is in Kingston (but it is Kingston so I guess that's ok). Regardless, he has always loved the food there so here is our replication of it.

Recipe for Cambodiana #1 aka. Red Curry Chicken with coconut milk

Arroy D Red Curry Paste
Coconut milk
Fish Sauce
Brown Sugar
Kaffir Lime leaves
Chicken breasts and thighs
Fresh Basil
Red Peppers
Vegetable oil

Heat oil in pan, saute curry paste, add chicken and saute. Fry until fragrant (or causes Jeremy to cough and Kim to sneeze). Add kaffir lime leaves. Add Coconut milk (about one cup), fish sauce, brown sugar to taste. Add peppers and cook until softened. Add lime juice to taste. Add prawns and cook until opaque. Finally, add fresh basil and serve over jasmine rice and garnish with sliced tomato and cucumber.

We forgot to add ground peanuts to this, even though we bought them. In retrospect we could have put far more veggies in like eggplant, green beans, squash, etc. Next time we will also fry ginger, garlic and shallots with the curry paste in the beginning.