I had this today for a quick brunch ... needed something super-soothing (and spicy) after a very un-relaxing start to the weekend with eyebrow threading, followed by a bikini wax. Ouch!
Plus I had just over half a tin of coconut milk in the fridge from the night before when I'd made my new favourite Thai-inspired salmon and new potato tray bake.
(OK I KNOW you're not supposed to keep opened tins in the fridge, but it was just overnight, k?)
Anyway, on to brunch.
Not terribly authentic as I didn't have any Thai basil or pea aubergines, but hey ho, it's close enough and it tastes great!
Here's what you need for one big bowl of yummy green curry noodles:
1 layer of dried rice noodles, prepared according to packet instructions
cooking oil (I use a spray oil plus a splash of water)
a good Thai green curry paste - THIS is the one I use
1/2 - 1 chicken breast (depending on size and hunger), cut into bite-sized pieces
about 200ml (around half a tin) coconut milk
some vegetables - I had a few bits of broccoli, a few green beans, a couple of mange tout and some yellow pepper
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Thai basil to serve would be best; coriander would be nice; I had a few slices of spring onion and a few slices of red chilli just to make it look nice really
First, get the noodles ready, according to the instructions on the packet, so they're ready to add, and prepare all the ingredients.
Put a saucepan, big frying pan or wok over a medium heat, add a slosh of cooking oil or around 20 sprays of your cooking oil and add a walnut sized amount (a couple of teaspoons) of green curry paste and the chicken to the pan.
Stir fry until the chicken is sealed and white, adding a splash of water if needed to prevent it sticking.
Then add the coconut milk, bring to the boil and boil on a low-ish boil for 5 minutes.
Throw in the vegetables and cook for another 2 minutes or so.
Add in the fish sauce and sugar, stir, then add the noodles and cook for another minute.
If you have Thai basil, add it now, remove from heat and stir to wilt in.
Otherwise, just tip it into a big bowl, add any garnishes you like and enjoy!