First, I mix the following together:
- 1 can coconut milk - use the real stuff - the "lite" version just doesn't cut it.
- 2 Tbsp of red curry paste - I use a brand called Maesri, which is available any Asian market and serveral grocery stores, if they have an international section - you can add less if you like things less spicy or a bit more if you really like a kick.
- 2 Tbsp of fish sauce
- 2 Tbsp of lime juice
- 3 Tbsp of brown sugar
Then, I throw in all sorts of veggies chopped up into bite-sized chunks... tonight I added the following:
- Green beans
- Red and orange bell peppers
- Zucchini and yellow squash
- Bamboo shoots
- Baby corn
It's best to start with the vegetables that take longest to cook, so they all end up done at approximately the same time.
Finally, I sprinkle a little bit of salt over top and either a bunch of fresh basil leaves or some frozen basil, depending on what I have. I never use dried basil.
And of course I taste test it a few times, and then add a pinch of this or a dash of that, a little more curry paste, lime juice, brown sugar, etc... or leave it just as it is, if it seems great already.
We serve it up with Jasmine rice and love, love, love it!
Give it a try! You won't be disappointed ;).