THAI RED BEEF CURRY .... an easy to cook, straightforward curry recipe
Author: Mrs Butterfingers
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
This recipe should absolutely be in your apron pocket. You could simple stop at the curry paste and coconut milk, but the grated lemon peel, ginger, fish sauce and brown sugar or honey gives the dish more layers of flavour.
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil - canola or peanut
  • 1½ pounds sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 4 generous tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 14 oz. cans coconut milk
  • The finely grated rind of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 generous inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or runny honey
  • 10 ounces broccoli cut into small pieces
  • steamed basmati rice, to serve
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the beef and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring, until just browned. Do not worry about searing the beef, just cook it until it changes colour. Add the curry paste and continue cooking and stirring for 1 - 2 minutes to coat the meat.
  2. Add the coconut milk, lemon, fish sauce, ginger, and sugar or honey. Stir well, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Taste add more fish sauce if necessary. Continue simmering, uncovered for about 15 minutes more.
  3. Add the broccoli, give it a stir and partly cover. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes more just until the broccoli is tender. Serve immediately with plenty of rice. There's lots of sauce!
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