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Thai shrimp and fish curry

By Melinary, member

Posted: October 11th, 2012

This recipe was made with the Recipe Maker to create a customized Thai curry with your choice of curry paste, meats, vegetables, and garnishes. For a complete meal, serve with steamed jasmine rice or rice noodles. Created Using: Thai Curry
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1 13.5- to 14-oz. can coconut milk
1/4 cup yellow curry paste
1 cup lower-salt chicken broth, or homemade chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbs. light brown sugar or light brown palm sugar; more as needed
1 tsp. fish sauce; more as needed
3 1/8-inch-thick slices fresh ginger or galangal
1/2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 lb. firm white fish (such as sea bass or halibut), cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped bok choy (2-inch pieces)
1 cup sliced onions (1/2-inch-thick slices)
fresh red chiles, cut into 1/8-inch strips or sliced into rings, for garnish
lime wedges, for garnish
1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro, more whole leaves for garnish
a drizzle of coconut milk, for garnish

Shake the can of coconut milk or stir it well (this creates a consistent thickness, since the fat often solidifies at the top of the can).

In a 3- to 4-quart saucepan or wok over medium heat, simmer 1/2 cup of the coconut milk, stirring occasionally, until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes. It will get very thick and shiny and may or may not separate; either is fine.

Add the curry paste, whisk well, and cook, continuing to whisk, for 1 minute. Whisk in the broth, sugar, fish sauce, and remaining coconut milk. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and ginger slices and continue to simmer, adjusting the heat as necessary. After 2 minutes, add the shrimp and continue to simmer. After another minute, add the fish and simmer for 1 minute more. Add the cherry tomatoes and bok choy and simmer until everything is tender and cooked through, about 1 minute more.

Remove the curry from the heat. Season to taste with more sugar and fish sauce, and add the cilantro. Transfer to a serving bowl (or serve right out of the pot). Remove the ginger slices or tell your guests to eat around them. Garnish with the red chiles, lime wedges, cilantro, and coconut milk.

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