Thai Red Curry Paste

Preparation info

  • Yield:

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 1991

  • About

Red curry paste (as all curry paste) is somewhat labor intensive because there is no adequate substitute for slow grinding with a mortar and pestle. Curry pastes do freeze well, however, so the slow grinding process isn’t necessary every time a dish calls for one. It’s worth making a large batch, freezing it in smaller quantities, and using it as needed.

Dried guajillo chiles are suggested here, but it’s worthwhile experimenting with different dried red chiles to come up with varyin