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Thai Coconut Chicken Curry

Why can’t we live in Thailand? Would that be frowned upon? I mean, by people other than our families, who I assume will miss us? Granted we were on our honeymoon, but when we were in Thailand it was like we didn’t have a care in the world. Because we didn’t. We didn’t sit on our computers all day, we didn’t stress out about jobs and money, and we didn’t have anything planned except what we were doing that day. Even that was up in the air most of the time. I often envy those people who say, “I wanna live in Thailand (or insert your country of choice here),” so they go live there. They’re few and far between, but they’re out there!

ahh so peaceful

Of course, it’s a lot easier said than done. When my mind stops floating in the clouds and joins the real world, I realize it would be hard to move somewhere that far away at this point in my life. What would happen when we want to start a family? I guess those babies will probably need some food and diapers so we would probably have to make some money… Maybe I could be a tiger trainer?

rar. can you tell i look nervous in this picture?

It’s only a matter of time before someone gets mauled at that place. That being said, it’s probably not “baby friendly” …so tiger trainer’s out.¬†I guess when I really think about it, I’d probably be okay with just visiting Thailand again..not moving there. :)

That doesn’t mean I don’t miss the food!

nom nom nommy

We tried some amazing and interesting goodies while we were there that we sometimes try to recreate here at home. This past weekend we attempted some Coconut Chicken Curry. It wasn’t quite as good as the real thing, but definitely took us back, for a brief moment, to that beautiful country!

Thai Coconut Chicken Curry

(adapted from here.)

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp red curry paste- probably could have used 2
  • 1 can coconut milk- can use light if you want to save some calories
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 stalk lemongrass- We didn’t have any lemongrass. This is probably an important ingredient not to have. Whole Foods usually has them around.
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • chopped green onion- also didn’t have this one..oops.
  • half red pepper, chopped- I added this one in myself. Yea, I’m pretty creative.
  • I also added some frozen stir fry veggies

First, I sauteed the garlic, then added the ginger, curry, and the thicker top of the coconut milk and whisked.

red curry paste

creamy coconut milk

Get ready for some unattractive pics…

all mixed up!

Next, I added the remainder of the ingredients except the chicken and pineapple. I let the mixture boil for about 7 to 9 minutes, then added the chicken and pineapple.

Once the chicken was cooked, dinner was served alongside some brown rice!

This turned out pretty good! I think next time I would add more red curry paste and maybe a little hot sauce! I don’t really like spicy foods, but I like a tiny kick. The sauce had a great flavor though. I love coconut milk with anything, it’s almost always good! It’s actually pretty fattening so next time I’ll have to pick up a low fat version!

 

Have you ever lived in another country or wanted to?

 

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