Friday, June 25, 2010

Before you dash out...

One of our favorite quick meals is Thai Green Curry. However when I came to my fridge to get the green curry paste out...it was gone! My dear born organized elder daughter had cleaned out my fridge the previous Sunday and turfed my curry paste in the bin!

I was about to dash out to buy some more when I thought - "Hang on a moment...maybe I can make some with things I have on hand at the moment!"

Using a recipe at about.com I found a easy green curry paste and I had all the ingredients. My chillies from autum canning, coriander (cilantro) from the garden and my faithful lemon grass plant from my mom.



Everything is stuck in the blender and blended until smooth then used to taste.

3 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Kids can be so helpful. I've lost sourdough that way: "But Mom, I didn't know what it was...." That's OK, I can use all the help I can get and I have learned to label more carefully with three of us in the kitchen.

You made it work, of course. Necessity is the mother of invention and the Internet sure does help. :))

Happy Weekend,
Lois

Cath said...

Your lemongrass looks lovely. I was given one for my 4oth, but I keep forgetting to water it, so it's sad. I tried to snip some for my Thai soup and it was all woody.

Aussiemade said...

It is amazing when we think about what we have in our gardens/pantries what we can make. I do hope your green chili paste worked well sounds lovely and lively.