This is the last recipe I made with my shipment of Hatch chiles from New Mexico. Click here for scalloped potatoes with roasted Hatch chiles, and here for Hatch peppers stuffed with quinoa, veggies, and cashew cheese topped with cilantro-lime sauce.
You can make this recipe with your own freshly made curry paste (recipe below) or store-bought curry paste.
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets
low-sodium or migraine diets
Thai Green Chile Curry Paste
Makes about 1 cup, depending on the size of the chiles
1 bunch cilantro, stems only
12 small or 6 large garlic cloves
2 oz. (60 g) ginger root
6 lime leaves* (also called makrut) omit for migraine diet
2 large or 4 small shallots
3 stems fresh lemon grass
4 large hot green chiles, like Hatch chiles (use hot red chiles for Thai red curry paste)
Everything goes in the blender or a good food processor:
Wash the cilantro, shake it dry, then chop up just the stems. Reserve the leaves for another dish.
Peel the garlic, ginger, and shallots, chopping each into a medium dice.
Using kitchen shears, remove the ribs from the lime leaves and chop.
Peel all the outer hard leaves from the lemon grass, then finely slice the soft end near the bulb.
Wash the chiles, then remove the tops, roughly chopping them. Include the ribs and seeds if you want a really hot curry paste.
I added just enough water to get it to blend, as I don’t have a good food processor. You want to blend or process it into a fine paste. Store just a couple of tablespoons in the refrigerator, freezing the rest in small containers for use later.
Notes: If you can’t get lime leaves, you can use lime rind. Just make sure you peel it very thinly, taking just the top layer. You can make this without these specialty ingredients, but it will taste less authentically Thai with the subsitutions. Thanks again to Melissa’s Produce for the Hatch chiles. I was not paid to write this post.
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