Friday, September 16, 2011
Makes 6 servings
3 Tbsp red Thai curry paste (I used mild)
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, partially frozen and cut into cubes
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp fish sauce
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
1 fresh lime, juiced
2 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
Garnish with peanuts and cilantro, if desired
1. Place cubed potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Combine curry paste, ginger, brown sugar, fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice and tapioca in the slow cooker and stir to combine.
3. Place cubed chicken in the slow cooker and press to submerge in the liquid.
4. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours, until potatoes are soft and chicken is cooked through.
I'm not going to lie. I'm having a really hard time writing this review. I'm having a hard time because I loved it the night of but then the next day I got really sick and was have major bowel issues (TMI, I know). I'm not sure if it was the food since my husband ate 2 huge plates and didn't get sick at all. But all I know is that my mind is connecting eating the curry with the next day of pain and grossness. It's like the time I was prego with my daughter and I threw up spinach and then I didn't eat it for 6 years. Literally. Now I like spinach again, but it took me a while.
Anyhow, please try this recipe if you like Thai food. My husband had Massaman curry at a restaurant a week ago and told me that I needed to try it in the slow cooker. So I did. While he was eating it he said, "You know what's missing?" Me: "No what?" Him: "Nothing! This is perfect!"
He totally loved it and said it was even better than the restaurant. So he definitely gives this recipe 5 stars.
The tapioca helped make the sauce nice and thick. Also, I cut up the potatoes pretty small because they take a while to cook, but chicken doesn't. So in order to get them done at the same time I cut the potatoes small. If you were going to substitute stew meat in place of the chicken the potatoes wouldn't have to be cut so small.