Paleo Thai Curry Paste
Hopefully you’re with me on this; that moment we pick up a jar of sauce or seasoning and think – ‘hold on, can’t I just make this myself?’ ‘Am I mentally deficient enough to buy ‘seasoning’ because I can’t be arsed mixing salt and pepper together?’ ‘Do I really need this two quid jar of pre-peeled, pre-chopped, pre-chewed garlic?’ ‘Am I that much of a pussy that I need someone else to prep my ingredients for me?’ ‘Is dioximethanated sodium paleo?’
But there’s still that guilty twinge every time I pick up a bucket of thai curry paste and put it in my basket whilst surreptitiously putting suggestive cucumbers and Vagisil in everyone else’s…(great, I just mentioned Vagisil in a recipe post – bet you won’t find that on Epicurious!).
Let me be clear. Vagisil is NOT an ingredient in today’s post before I go on any further. Honestly.
So here it is – a paleo thai curry paste that took all of a minute to create. This is easily one of the most delicious if not the easiest thing on this site.
1 stick of lemon grass
1-3 green chillies (be a dude and leave the seeds in, you sexy beast)
1 shallot (or half a red onion)
1 peeled thumb-length of ginger
Half a cup of coriander
5 cloves of garlic
Half a cup of fresh basil
Halt a teaspoon of ground cumin
Half a teaspoon of pepper (Don’t fall for the whole white/black pepper scam. Its the same damn thing)
The juices of a lime (loving squeezed) (You can tell from the photos I used waay too much lime juice but I love limes…not in a sexual way. We’re just friends.
4 tablespoons of coconut milk.
Um….mash it all up. Pretty easy really. Peel the fucking shallot first though but that’s pretty much it. I chopped shit up to make it pretty for the photos but you can just stick it all into a food blender (dry ingredients first then wet).
Check back tomorrow on fastpaleo to see what the crap I did with this sexy stuff.