Mussamun Curry Beef with Potatoes and Peanuts

Gaeng Mussamun Neua

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Quick & Easy Thai

Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

  • About

Vibrant with a chorus of cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cloves, and cardamom, mussamun curry is the centerpiece of celebration meals throughout the Thai kingdom. In the classic version, generous chunks of beef are simmered slowly in coconut milk until tender, then seasoned with tamarind and infused with an elaborate paste redolent of sweet spices. Thais love it with chicken as well, especially drumsticks.

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