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Thai green curry with shrimp

thai-green-curryThai green curry with shrimp: This recipe was part of a collection of dishes cooked for Glenn Beck when he visited Melbourne, Florida to promote his book ‘The Christmas Sweater’. Now there’s a blast from the past!

Theresa from The Farm at Rockledge Gardens has recently handed over to my care, a kaffir lime tree. Those that know me well will know that I am not always the best person to be given¬†responsibility for a living plant. They either thrive through neglect or they don’t, but I keep trying.

I am so excited to have this tree because it means that I can get stuck into making Thai curry again … and again … and again. Every time I made my Thai green curry with shrimp, people couldn’t get enough of it. So a constant supply of kaffir lime leaves is essential to keep everyone happy.

Ingredients for Thai green curry with shrimp: Serves 4 – 6

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 level teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 3 lb (1 1/2 kg) shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 2 15 ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 5 fresh kaffir lime leaves, remove the stems and discard, then chope very finely
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced

  1. Add the vegetable oil to a 12″ heavy frying pan and add the lemon pepper.
  2. When the oil is shimmering and hot, add the shrimp, onions and pepper.
  3. Stir-fry until the shrimp are cooked through and lightly browned.
  4. Remove the shrimp and onion from the pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add the green curry paste, 1 can of the coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves.
  6. Cook over a low to medium heat and stir until you see the oil from the curry paste, rise to the top of the sauce.
  7. Add the shrimp, onion and pepper back to the pan with the sauce.
  8. Add the other can of coconut milk and sugar.
  9. Bring to a boil then simmer for just 10 – 15 minutes.
  10. Serve over rice.

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My name is Susie Evans-Ardovini and I created The Big Dream Factory. I was born in the UK and have been a chef and restauranteur for over 30 years. During this time I have also lived in France and Italy where I visited many beautiful places and met many wonderful people. I am particularly impressed with the Italian way of life and their approach to food. Many families work extremely hard to grow and produce their own salumi, cheese, wine and olive oil which means that they have a wealth of knowledge and experience, most of which has been handed down through countless generations. It is no different in the kitchen. Nearly all foods served at an Italian table have been gathered from someones garden or field, and is then served alongside homemade, pasta, gnocchi, and countless dishes that could not be recounted in this tiny space since each family's knowledge is unique ... well, you can only imagine. I have walked Rome, climbed to the top of the Vatican, seen Milan, Venice, the Cinque Terre, climbed mountains, walked The Path of the Gods, wandered the great city of Napoli, lived on the little Island of Ponza and gathered a pile of friends, family and photographs as well as invalueable experience along the way. I became a new immigrant to the U.S.A on December 15th, 2013. With the support of many great friends and a passion (bordering on obsession), I am here in search of the American Dream and to bring you the natural flavours and vibrant colours of Italy. All my pasta, gnocchi and biscotti are made by hand just as I saw Italians do in homes and good restaurants all over Italy, every day and sometimes, twice a day. I hope you enjoy my creations and invite you to share your comments, photographs and recipes with me on Facebook or Twitter. In return I of course, will share beautiful Italy with you.

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