AMANDA’S THAI CURRY PASTE
2 red chilies fresh (1 reseeded and 1 with seed)
½ stalk lemongrass, cut in pieces
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons coriander leaves
1 tablespoons grated ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon ground coriander
½ tsp salt
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
Place all ingredients in bowl of a food processor, blender or chopper attachment.
Blend until it forms a thick paste.
Use as a marinade for chicken, meat or seafood or as a seasoning in curries, soups and stews.
Photo and recipe: Amanda Conradie