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Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:48 pm
by redoubt
Does anyone know where to find vegetarian thai red curry paste? Anything I saw here has fish/shrimp in it.

Thanks!
Keely.

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:19 pm
by NASH
I suggest making your own, just use an extra 1/4 tsp of salt in place of the shrimp paste. Also, you can use kaffir lime leaves instead of the zest, you can buy everything else at the one of the Asian markets in hfx. Possibly at Pete's too but his prices on things like lime leaves are infuckingsanedotcom.


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Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:25 am
by Ruby
I've been cooking a lot of Thai food lately, and one of the best places I've seen for authentic ingredients is Tian Phat grocery on the Bedford Highway. It's a treasure trove for anything Asian. They have kafir like leaves there. Frozen, but they still have that distinctive aroma.

Anyone have any idea where to find Kaffir limes?

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:56 am
by NASH
Haven't found any yet so I'd sub with leaves. Tian Phat is great, couple of the others are pretty solid as well. :cheers2:

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:03 pm
by bandarker
I found some unique stuff at Heiwa Oriental Grocery near the rotary yesterday for a miso cod dish I'm going to try tonight

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:17 pm
by redoubt
Wicked, thanks fellas! Other than the ones Ruby and bandarker named, what are other good ones in the city for this sort of stuff?

Thanks!
Keely.

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:22 pm
by jacinthebox
bandarker wrote:I found some unique stuff at Heiwa Oriental Grocery near the rotary yesterday for a miso cod dish I'm going to try tonight

I shop here as well...awesome little shop...

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:53 pm
by Ruby
There's a fantastic Indian grocers on Robie Street. They have everything you need for a fantastic curry from scratch and they have mixes and pastes. Good selection of daal and pickles. There's also an Asian grocers at the very bottom of Queen Street just past Sobeys called Ca Hoa. Me and my wife used to shop there all the time when we lived in the city. I recently picked up a kilo bag of Red Thai Curry paste there. (Not vegetarian though, sorry!)

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:38 pm
by redoubt
Ruby wrote:(Not vegetarian though, sorry!)
Yeah, sometimes being a vegetarian is a pain in the ass!! :lol:

-Keely.

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:56 am
by benny44
Hello,

Red curry paste gives your food tasteful. If you don't find vegetarian red curry paste anywhere you can easily make your homemade red curry paste without any difficulty without mixup of unwanted things.

Re: Thai Red Curry Paste

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:33 am
by Kaden
Ingredients
2 tsp each cumin and coriander seeds
4 red bird’s eye chillies, roughly chopped
1 tbsp paprika
3 lemongrass stalks, roughly chopped
4cm piece fresh galangal or ginger, chopped
6 fresh kaffir lime leaves or the finely grated zest of 1 lime
2 shallots, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
Stalks from 80g bunch fresh coriander
2 tbsp each fish sauce and sunflower oil

Method
In a pestle and mortar, grind the cumin and coriander seeds to a powder. Transfer to a small food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients and whizz to a smooth, thick paste.