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    Thai Red Beef Curry for Two

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    25 mins

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    Galley Wench's Note:

    This is a quick fix dinner that is oh so tasty. Recipe comes from Cook's Illustrated. Note that light coconut milk can be substituted for regular coconut milk, but the sauce will be slightly thinner. If you prefer your curry a little less spicy, reduce the amount of curry paste to 1 teaspoons.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
    2. 2
      Add curry paste and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add beef and cook until pieces separate and turn firm, 3 to 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in bell pepper and peas and cook until peas are crisp tender, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Turn off heat, stir in basil and lime juice. Season with salt to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 18, 2009


      I really enjoyed this! I used 1/2 lb of sirloin steak, and added thickly sliced red onion and zucchini. I like my food moderately spicy, so I only used 1 teaspoon of curry paste, but next time I'll use 1 1/2. The fish sauce was a touch overpowering for me (but that's personal taste), so I'll start with 2 teaspoons next time and adjust from there. I loved how easy this was to prepare, it made just the right amount for dinner plus leftovers for lunch. Thanks for posting a winner!

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    • on March 31, 2009


      This was excellent and easy to prepare. I served it with coconut rice. Thanks for posting it, I have yet to find a Cook's Illustrated recipe I don't like.

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    Nutritional Facts for Thai Red Beef Curry for Two

    Serving Size: 1 (384 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 578.4
    Calories from Fat 337
    Total Fat 37.4 g
    Saturated Fat 23.8 g
    Cholesterol 69.7 mg
    Sodium 845.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    Sugars 14.1 g
    Protein 41.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    red curry paste

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