Basic Red Curry Paste

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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

  • beef panang

    Beef Panang

    Panang Nua

    A dry beef curry, sprinkled with kaffir lime leaves

  • chinese water spinach curry

    Chinese Water Spinach Curry

    Gang Tay Po

    Chinese water spinach stewed in curry sauce with pork

  • steamed curried fish

    Steamed Curried Fish

    Haw Moak

    Steamed, marinated fish in curry paste and coconut milk on vegetables.

  • tod mun

    Tod Mun

    Fried fish cake, spiced with Thai curry and kaffir lime leaves.

  • pineapple mussel curry

    Pineapple Mussel Curry

    Gang Kua Subparod

    Sweet and sour mild curry with pineapple and mussels

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