Thai Red Beef Curry for Two

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Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

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. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
  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. Add beef and cook until pieces separate and turn firm, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in bell pepper and peas and cook until peas are crisp tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat, stir in basil and lime juice. Season with salt to taste.