Sour Curry Paste
Prig Gang Som พริกแกงส้ม
Sour Curry Paste is the base of all the Thai curry pastes. The core ingredients of all curry pastes are dried chili peppers, shallots and shrimp paste. To make other curry pastes add additional spices to make distinct flavors and scents.
To make basic red curry paste (not red curry paste add galangal, cilantro roots, lemongrass and kaffir lime zest. To further bump up the sophistication of the flavor, add peppercorns, cumin and coriander. Green curry paste is red curry paste with green chilies in place of dried red chilies.
Make your own homemade Sour Curry Paste .
Alternatively you can purchase the paste at Asian markets. They come in cans or plastic tubs. Keep the curry paste refrigerated. I find freezing the curry paste extenting its self life to a year.