BEL’OCCHIO … the beautiful eye
PANANG CURRY BEEF WITH BASIL
It’s about this time of year I start craving something different for dinner. I want to set my taste buds to dancing and Thai food is the answer.
The secret to creating delicious Thai dishes are the various curry pastes. Certainly you can make these pastes yourself but not everyone has the time or access to the required exotic ingredients such as Kaffer Lime peel and skin, Galangal and lemon grass. Substitutions are a pale imitation of that wonderful Thai flavours we crave. Check the labels on the various curry pastes available in the Asian section of your grocery store. Generally they will contain no additives or preservatives.
This quick, easy-to-make dinner uses Panang curry paste which is milder than red curry paste and usually includes peanuts. The recipe ingredient list is short. You should have most of the pantry ingredients. Panang curry can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket but you can use red curry paste. Slip away to tropical Thailand. Click on PANANG CURRY BEEF WITH BASIL for the recipe.