Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chef Alfie’s Red Curry Paste

Chef Alfy’s Red Curry Paste                                     makes 3 cups

·         4 oz Fresh JalapeƱo
·         1/1 C coriander seed
·         ½  C chopped onion
·         ½ C chopped garlic
·         2 T chopped galangal
·         2 Kaffir or lime leafs
·         ¼ C chopped lemon grass
·         2 T shrimp paste
·         1 T paprika
·         1 tsp sea salt

Method: Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth store under refrigeration or use immediately.

Note: Galangal In its raw form has a citrusy, piney, earthy aroma, with hints of cedar, its flavor is milder than its relative ginger, but galangal has less of the peppery heat that raw ginger has. It is very hard, and slicing it requires a sharp knife.