simmer and stir on a thailand holiday

chilliIf you want to spice up your Thailand holiday all you have to do is order your curry HOT! The word ‘kaeng’ is your tip that the dish is going to be spicy and tell the waiter “chawp phet” and you will definitely be chomping on extra chili.

There’s nothing like the aroma and distinctive flavours of kaeng khiaw waan, green chicken curry, or the king of red hot, kaeng phet, to stir up memories of Thailand. Intrepid traveller Randy Gould made sure he returned from Thailand with red curry recipe in hand, so he could relive his Thailand holiday again and again…

“While travelling in Thailand before we joined our Intrepid trip, we encountered this Thai red curry that we couldn’t just leave behind! We bugged our Intrepid leader to track down the recipe for us. Luckily she was a former culinary student so she knew her way around the kitchen! We still throw most of these ingredients in a pot and simmer them to get a taste of our Thailand holiday.”

Red Curry ingredients:
2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
1 onion finely chopped
2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
2 cloves garlic-finely chopped
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 zucchini sliced
1 red pepper
12 oz uncooked skinless chicken breast fillets – cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed to a paste with 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup Jasmine rice (serve cooked with curry)

Tasty Intrepid Thailand adventures include:
Chiang Mai Cooking School – 5 days
Timeless Thailand – 10 days ex Bangkok

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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