Want to prepare something new for the family? As you know, I like to prepare restaurant-style dishes for the family. If you are like me who wants to achieve this without much effort, then you would resort to cooking enhancers like store-bought seasonings. These make our busy lives easy, help us achieve the flavor we want, and impress the family. Well, I discovered the Quick n Easy Green Curry Mix in a pack, so naturally, I wanted to try it. Here is my Thai Green Curry Recipe using pork (because we love pork), as well as my inputs to improve the dish.
Thai Green Curry Recipe
On the packaging, it seems that the Thais use chicken for this recipe. But since we love pork and it’s okay to use, I had some pork ribs for this dish. This is not sponsored post, but I recently discovered that Quick n Easy has added two of these seasoning mixes to their collection. I both have the green and red curry mixes but I am using the green one first.
On the back of the pack is a bit of information and that is where I learned that the green curry is a Thai dish.
- Cooking oilGarlic and onion, minced
- 1 pack Quick n Easy Green Curry Mix
- Fresh curry leaves, optional
- 500 grams pork ribs
- Water for boiling
- 1/2 pack Quick n Easy Gata mix dissolved in 1/2 cup water
- Diced carrots and potatoes
- Fresh basil leaves
Note: The recipe on the packaging called for eggplants but since I don’t have them, carrots and potatoes were my next best bet. These are great extenders plus it gets the family to eat vegetables.
- Heat cooking oil in a pot with a lid and saute the garlic and onions for about 1 minute.
- Add the Quick n Easy Green Curry Mix and freshy curry leaves. Stir well and cook for a bit on low heat while stirring.
- Put in the pork and mix to allow the flavors of the curry mix to spread among the meat slices. Let the pork fry on all sides for several minutes. Mix in the carrots. I usually cook the carrots first because I want it to soak in the flavors of the stew so that the kids will eat them.
- Pour in about 1 cup of water first and boil for at least 30 minutes. Add more water if necessary and cook longer if the pork is not yet tender. I boiled mine for about 50 minutes.
- If the pork is tender enough, add the potatoes and cook until tender.
- Stir in the Quick n Easy Gata Mix dissolved in water then put in the basil and curry leaves. Cover and bring to boil for 2 minutes and it is ready to plate.
Serve hot with steamed rice.
The Quick n Easy Green Curry Mix is already seasoned very well so you do not need to add salt. But if ever you will just taste your dish so as not to over-season.
- Get the Quick n Easy Gata Mix here: https://shp.ee/s6y5war
Moreover, it is quite spicy so I would prefer using freshly squeezed coconut milk. The natural oils of coconut milk would neutralize the level of spiciness. And I believe it is much tastier and more aromatic, too. However, the Quick n Easy Gata Mix is just the more convenient option.
I am not really sure how green curry tastes in Thailand but this is something new and smells so good. It’s worth a try!