Basic Red Curry Paste
Prig Gang Kua พริกแกงคั่ว
Basic Red Curry Paste is different than Red Curry Paste that it has dried chili peppers, salt, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime zest, garlic, shallots and cilantro roots. The fragrance is from fresh spices as opposed to dried spices.
Basic Red Curry Paste is used for making 'gang kua', a curry similar to red curries. It is also used as a building block for other curry pastes such as Red Curry Paste, prig king and panang.
Basic Red Curry Paste is available in plastic tubs and cans at Asian markets and some mainstream supermarkets. You can store the Basic Red Curry Paste in a plastic bag in the freezer for a year.
See recipe for homemade Basic Red Curry Paste and homemade Red Curry Paste. Check out in details how Red Curry Paste is different than Basic Red Curry Paste.
Recipes made with Basic Red Curry Paste
A dry beef curry, sprinkled with kaffir lime leaves
Chinese Water Spinach Curry
Gang Tay Po
Chinese water spinach stewed in curry sauce with pork
Steamed Curried Fish
Steamed, marinated fish in curry paste and coconut milk on vegetables.
Fried fish cake, spiced with Thai curry and kaffir lime leaves.
Pineapple Mussel Curry
Gang Kua Subparod
Sweet and sour mild curry with pineapple and mussels
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