Friday, September 26, 2008

Beef Curry in Peanut Sauce

This curry is deliciously rich and thicker than other Thai curries. I used the ready-made Thai curry paste which you can get from the Asian supermarket. As this is a quick curry dish so be sure to use good qulity meat. I used sirlion for this dish or rump steak will be good too.

Ingredients :

1 lb. beef (rump steak or sirlion), cut into thin strips
3 Tbs. red curry paste
3 kaffir lime leaves (torn)
1 fresh chili ( cut into strips)
1 lemongrass (bruise it)
2 cups coconut milk
1/3 cup water
2 Tbs. palm sugar
3 Tbs. fish sauce
1/2 cup of ground peanuts
Salt to taste

1. Put the coconut milk into medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat, add the curry paste, kafir lime leaves, lemongrass and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
2. Put in beef strips and cook for 5 minutes. Then add in the water and cover to simmer.
3. Meanwhile in a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients except for chili. Add this to the curried beef, and simmer about 15 minutes or until most of liquid evoporated. Add in fresh chili, stir well, and remove from the heat.
4. Ready to serve. It is best served with steamed rice.

I'm submitting this recipe to Weekend Wokking , a world-wide food blogging event created by Wandering Chopsticks celebrating the multiple ways we can cook one ingredient. The host this month is Preciouspea and the secrect ingredient is Coconut. The round up will be on the 1st October 2008 so do check out her blog.

Note : Sorry for the poor picture quality. The weather is really bad and gloomy and I just took a few shot of it.


Little Corner of Mine said...

The beef look really soft and the curry looks rich. Yummy indeed!

VG said...

Hi Gert...beef looks yum.

Thai must be in the air...The guys at work took me out for lunch at a Thai restaurant yesterday for my farewell and I made Green Thai curry on Tuesday!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Oooh, the very first curry entry. Looks great! So thick and rich. I thought coconut would make curry the obvious choice, but no one's submitted it yet. Thanks for participating in Weekend Wokking! :)

pearly said...

this dish real good and easy too , like the beef Redang but is not so much work . will try it out !
thank's Gert xxxxxxxxx
have a lovley weekend
will give it a try this
sunday :)

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, this curry beef should be good for me to cook for my raya day. I can eat it with lemang kan. Your curry beef looks delicious!

Finla said...

Wow they indeed looks so creamy and delicious

Nazarina A said...

Sister, If there is anyone that I admire. it is you and your culinary greatness.You did it again! this dish is beautiful!!!!!

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, yea this is a very thick curry :)

VG, thank you. Good luck with your new job :)

Wondering Chopstick, actually I thought of submitting something sweet but finally submit this dish :)

Pearly, yea its something like rendang but this dish cook really fast.

Zue, this will really go well with lemang and nasi minyak :)

Nazarina, you are making blush and thank you for your kind words and support :)

Christelle said...

Rhhhhha peanut sauce , that's it, your fault if I'm drooling now!!!!

SIG said...

Lovely wokking. :)

Precious Pea said...

Harlow! It's ok. I got your link so no need to resend to my email. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, ha ha sorry, I know you love Thai food a lot :)

Sig, thank you :)

Precious Pea, thank you :)

Big Boys Oven said...

looks so inviting, I can imagine hoe this dish taste!

LianneK said...

yum yum ... your curry looks fiery and inviting, another plate of ric pleaseeee ...

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, it taste a bit like rendang and satay :)

Lianne, ha ha... i will exchange this with your bowl of curry noodles :)