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Hello dear readers,

Besides my new lens from my hubby that I am putting in a good use, handmade cookbook from my daughter that she made in her class, numerous beautiful and thoughtful drawings from both of my sons, I also got new cookbook for mother's day, a gift from myself. It is "Cooking school-Thai Cuisine". I love Japanese and Chinese dishes, but have to tell you that I also enjoy occasional Thai as well. I wanted to explore more extraordinary flavors of Thailand, so this book was unbelievably helpful to bring aroma of Thai cuisine into my kitchen and on my blog.
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Today I am introducing really easy recipe, and packed with explosion of flavor. It is smooth and creamy, it is spicy but mild, and light coconut milk is just an amazing addition. I visioned my idea to use coconut shell as a bowl, since I already had a coconut...which I had to use hand saw and than huge knife to open it! I shared a photo on my Instagram crying out for suggestions if there is any easier way to open it...no really my hand was hurting!:)
Anyhow....let's move on, me opening a coconut for 30 minutes is not interesting at all:))
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So here is a recipe that I twigged a bit since it was including baby eggplants that unfortunately I didn't have and I really didn't want to get out of my comfy PJ and drive to the store...so it is what it is, and it tasted awesome!!!!

How to get ingredients in the USA:
  • You can find in your local store such as Kroger, Publix or Walmart on aisles where is International Food/cuisines. 
  • You can visit your International Market and find everything that you need, for just about any Asian influenced dish. 
  • Look online! (Personally, I don't like to order any types of food online)
Thai Green Chicken Curry
Serve 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. Peanut chili Oil /I put chili flakes and made it spicy
  • 2 tbsp. Green Curry Paste
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, coarsely torn (got it in the international store)
  • 1 Lemongrass stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
Garnish: 
  • Thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves, 
  • Shaved fresh coconut
  • Cilantro *optional
  • OR/ Thai Basil

Directions:
  1. Heat a pan or/wok over high heat, and add Peanut chili oil.
  2. Add the green curry paste and stir it until aromas are released. 
  3. Add cubed chicken, lime leaves, and lemongrass and cook it for about 5 minutes or until chicken begin to develop nice brown color. 
  4. Add coconut milk with just a pinch of salt and simmer on a low heat for about 10 minutes. 
  5. Stir in the Thai Fish sauce and serve immediately, perhaps over some rice.

Now garnish is up to you, I had coconut so I garnished it by shaving few slices, didn't have Thai basil, or any basil on hand so I used cilantro instead just to give you an example and contrast of the colors. I did change recipe just a little bit but it still seemed very tasty.

I hope you will have wonderful weekend and thank you so much for your comments!

Your friend,
 Sandra 

P.S. This dish made it on the foodbuzz top 9! Thank you all for your support, visits, comments and buzzes!!!! 
www.foodbuzz.com/top9


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71 comments:

  1. I love making green curry at home. It's so easy and cheap, yet Thai places overcharge you like crazy! And it's so gorgeous that you're using the coconut as a bowl.

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  2. You could probably sell that bowl for a lot of money--I could not have done that! :) What a great looking recipe and picture. This one is a keeper.

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  3. @Chung-Ah, Thank you sweetie! I know, they do overcharge..but you know what nothing better than homemade, right!:)

    @Cathy, :)) I don't know if i could make so many to put it on the sale:)) They are not that easy to be made LOL! Thanks so much!

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  4. Knock...knock.... I'm here for my share of that amazing green curry! Wow!! I LOVE your presentation... really beautiful job! Have a wonderful Weekend! ~ Ramona

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  5. What a creative presentation! Looks so lovely!! I bet this curry is delicious, I haven't had curry in so long. I will have to change that with this recipe!

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  6. I love curry, how smart to serve it in the coconut!

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  7. WOW! Very impressive presentation :) I love Thai green curry especially with chicken pieces. Love to go with extra rice.

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  8. Sandra, I LOVE Thai curries and adore how you've presented it. You poor thing with opening it, though. Not an easy job but look at the end result? It's hot!

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  9. @Ramona, Thank you sweetie!You have a great weekend too!

    @Raven, you should totally try making this..it is very delicious! Thank you!

    @Laura, Thanks hun!

    @Ann, Rice is the best with this..I think even Jasmine rice would be perfect, i had regular, but it was still very yummy combo! Thanks sweetie, glad you are back!

    @Jill, Yup, opening that coconut is nothing but easy, but it was worth it!:)) Thank you!!!!

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  10. Yours looks amazing! My recipe was quite different, wonder how different they taste :) Love the coconut!

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  11. We are lucky to be able to get prepared fresh coconut milk here:D I have tried this dish before and agreed that it is very delicious! Your photos are making me drool, Sandra:D

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  12. I love the fresh, flavorful ingredients you used in this curry, Sandra! It looks so delicious!

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  13. Sandra what a lovely and creative presentation. I bet this is delicious. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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  14. Yum, sounds like a delicious soup! I started cooking a lot of Thai / Malaysian food lately, so I have all the ingredients (many from Walmart ;-) ).
    Now about the photo: is it another photo challenge? It looks as beautiful as the previous one! If it were a challenge you would have won!

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  15. @Erin, I am now wondering what is your recipe:)) Can't wait to see it! Thank you!

    @Jeannie, You are so lucky having fresh coconut around you! I love coconut's taste, and aroma...Thank you hun!

    @Georgia, I enjoyed making it, especially tasting it after:)) Thanks!!!

    @Cooking Rookie, I am getting most of mine from Int. store, more options as well more authentic..but Walmart have great products too. Thank you hun!

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  16. Gorgeous presentation Sandra! You are so creative...love recipes with coconut milk. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Coconut bowl? Thai green curry? Am I actually in Thailand? Or heaven?
    Looks amazing!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. Beautiful photos! I love Thai food but never make it at home. Your recipe sounds good and very doable, thanks for sharing;-) Have a wonderful weekend;-)

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  19. Stunning presentation, Sandra! And I know it's just as delicious as it looks :)

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  20. @CCU, :)) The rest I will leave to your imagination!:)) Thank you!

    @Patty, Thank you hun, and you too have wonderful weekend!

    @Liz, Thanks sweetie!:)

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  21. just wanted to let you know once again the photos are beautiful! You're always so creative when it comes to styling

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  22. I love your presentation and the pictures. I like Thai food but don't know a single thing about it! Lucky me, I just bought a pack of green curry in the Asian store. I ought to try this one.

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  23. @Roxy, Thank you sweetie for your comments! i hope you are having fun on your vacation!

    @Rowena, I enjoy eating Thai, but now i am learning to cook more. Green curry is so delicious, have really incredible aroma, and brings such a great flavor to a dish. Hope you try it!!!

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  24. I just love green curries. I love your presentation in the coconut. What great pics!

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  25. Stunning presentation, Sandra! Another wonderful use for my stash of Light Coconut Milk in my Pantry :-) Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

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  26. I am into Thai food these days...just loove the flavors. I will definetly try your recipe. Thumbs up for the picture.

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  27. Your presentation is just beautiful Sandra!!!! I love Thai food, what a great Mothers Day present to yourself! This curry looks amazing.

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  28. Sandra I hope you are ok! It's been too long I know. But I'm back...sort of...

    I also love thai food but I don't eat it as often. So much good food and so little time =)
    Love your coconut bowl. So cute!

    BTW I use a hammer to crack a coconut. Just hold the nut in your hands (or put it down on your cutting board) and hit it with the hammer. Then twist it and hit it again. You rotate it till it cracks. Since you hit it in the middle, it should crack in the middle as well. Shouldn't take more then 5 minutes. Maybe an idea for next time?

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  29. I LOVE green thai curry! I'd pick it any day over the red! Love the way you presented it Sandra! :)

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  30. @Kristen, Thank you very much!

    @Lyn, Thanks sweetie...yes, use that coconut milk for any Thai dish..

    @SkinnySimpleRecipes, Thank you! I am glad you are into Thai food...I love it too!

    @Beth, Thank you honey! Is your little one craving still garlic:))? I was into savory all the time when I was pregnant! I hope you are doing well!

    @Lilly, sweetheart, how are you? Welcome back! I didn't forget about you, are your eyes better? Thanks for visiting me today, I will stop by your blog soon to see what you been up to these days.:)

    @Baker Street, Thank you so much!

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  31. Yum, green curry is my favorite type of Thai curry, but I've never tried to make it myself. This version sounds awesome, thanks for sharing!

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  32. OMG - I love this dish!!! The flavors are simply amazing - nicely done! Great photos!!

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  33. I have an unopened jar of green curry paste in my pantry and just looked at it yesterday thinking that I was craving curry. Then this! Perfect timing. + Photos are lovely - really like the coconut bowl.

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  34. @Kels, You should totally try making it yourself. It is very simple, and with bowl of rice is yum! Thank you!

    @Lisa, Thanks sweetie!!!

    @pinchandswirl, Now you have more reason to make it:)) You have a green curry paste and you craving the Thai:)) Thank you for stopping by!

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  35. Sandra,
    We love Green Curry sauce, but don't have it too often, because it is high in sodium. I'll be waiting to see your recipe for Green Curry Paste:) A lot of Asian sauces have way too much sodium for us, unfortunately.

    Gorgeous presentation especially with the coconut.

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  36. Sandra,
    This curry sounds so good, and easy to prepare. I'll also be waitng for your Green Curry Paste recipe.

    You are always so creative with your food styling. Gorgeous pics and presentation.

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  37. What a fantastic curry dish...beautiful flavors! And love the photo :)

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  38. Cheers to you for even attempting to saw the coconut. beautiful dish with a really nice presentation. Love curries, love Thai food-it explodes with flavors.

    Velva

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  39. @Becky, Yes there a some condiments that are pretty heavy on sodium, but you have options on light once as well as reduced sodium. Of course one of the options are to make it yourself which is not that hard at all, and that way control the sodium. I will try to post green curry paste next week, and you will see how easy it is! Thanks honey for stopping by again!

    @Alisha, Thank you sweetie, glad you like it!

    @Velva, :)) I might try next time using different methods:) Thanks for visit!

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  40. OMG! The photos are amazing Sandra. This dish is one of my favorite Thai dishes. I never had it with baby eggplant, I don't know how much flavor that will add, since even without it tastes heavenly. Hmmm, wish I was there when you're trying to open the coconut, I know it's a pain from experience :)

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  41. This looks so delicious!!! I love to make curries at home and can't wait to try this one. Congrats on Top 9!!

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  42. @Muna heheeh...I know you would fell on the floor from laughing :)) I love eggplants so I think it would just add to the flavor. Thanks sweetie for stopping by!

    @Katherine, Thank you sweetie, and same to you on your koftas...saw it last night and will visit you soon!

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  43. Such a lovely meal and gorgeous presentation Sandra. Adore your creative flair girl.

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  44. I LOVE coconut milk and Thai..... this recipe sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  45. What a beautiful and delicious curry! Love your photographs of it.

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  46. Looks especially good for a weeknight meal. Congratulations on the Top 9!

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  47. This dish looks so exotic Sandra!

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  48. Thai green curry is one of my fave dishes in the whole wide world (www - lol!). I hesitate on making them now because the heat can be quite considerable and I'd have to cook a different dish from my kids. But you know what, I'm gonna make this one of these days...screw the kids! LOL - just kidding!

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  49. @Jen, LOL! You made me laugh so hard..I know what you talking about, if i do make something like this kids are asking for pizza:))) But at least I am enjoying it, well my hubby too!:) Thanks sweetie for stopping by again!:)

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  50. I’m so glad you shared this recipe with us

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  51. Sandra I LOVE your presentation here and the recipe is delicious!

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  52. Seriously where is the comment I left on this deliciousness earlier...:-(
    Anyways.. This looks awesome Sandra and I love the way u used the coconut shell for plating..
    So creative as always....

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  53. I usually end up ordering a green curry dish whenever I'm in a Thai restaurant but I've never tried making it myself. Good for you--it looks great and I love the coconut bowl! :)

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  54. Sandra, the presentation of this is gorgeous! And as a curry fanatic, I know I have GOT to try this!

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  55. So how do you like the new lens!? Are you playing around with it? Your hubby is always nice and thoughtful, and your children just pick up that good habit (manner?) from him! =) I love Thai food (just like I said in my post today) and love Thai curry. Green curry is Shen's favorite but it's a bit spicy for me (I always order yellow curry). Love how you presented in a coconut shell. Very exotic and beautiful at the same time!

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  56. Gorgeous green curry sauce for the delicious chicken, Sandra. A beautiful presentation, as well!
    Hugs

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  57. Thank you lovely ladies! I am sending you all virtual hugs!

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  58. Wow! Sandra - I missed out on a lot of posts but from reading this, I see you got a whole lot of awesome stuff for Mother's Day! You totally deserve it and you have a lovely, thoughtful family! I adore green curry and I love your recipe for it... Thank you for sharing it with me! :) The presentation and photographs are lovely & creative :)

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  59. wow, ovo je genijalno! od sastojaka do prezentacije!

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  60. Sandra, your aesthetic judgment is impeccable. I just love the presentation of this dish - colors, proportions, garnish and all!

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  61. Thank you, thank you very much!

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  62. I live in Bangkok so this is a staple dish for me but I've never seen it presented so beautifully - great job! Come visit some time: www.mango-ginger.blogspot.com

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  63. Beautiful presentation, Sandra!!! This is one of my favorites :)

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  64. This is a stunning recipe. I'm saving it for a quick week night meal.

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  65. Love the food styling on this post really great idea Sandra. And it looks like a great meal too :)

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  66. Sorry I'm so late commenting! Congrats on the Top 9, Sandra. I love Thai food and always used canned light coconut milk, because using tools to open a coconut would probably land me in the hospital! Wish I had seen your Instagram post, lol :) I learned there is a special tool for coconuts - I rec'd one from Melissa's Produce, but never tried.

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