Best Vegetables For Thai Curry
I buy most of my vegetables from a local organic vegetable grower, near Exeter, Shillingford Organics.
They are grown just three miles from where I live and when they arrive at my door they have been out of the field for less than 48 hours. You can taste the freshness and they last longer if I don’t use them immediately
The vegetables are delicious, really tasty and they are a similar price to supermarket non organic vegetables. And I know there are no nasty pesticides in my vegetables!
This economical and easy green thai curry recipe is really easy to make. Gently cooked in the slow cooker the flavours develop, ensuring a delicious supper
Not everyone has such a good supplier on their doorstep but I could encourage you to seek out the best vegetables you can, whether at a farm shop, Farmer Market or local green grocers.
Local vegetables grown with love and care often taste much, better than their supermarket counterparts. It makes the whole experience of cooking the vegetables, so much more rewarding and it’s exciting trying new ways with the vegetables that will make the most of their wonderful flavour and texture.
Bridget works for Shillingford Organics and is responsible for the Vegetable Box Scheme, the accounts and administration. Not only that, she is often out in the fields taking wonderful photographs, not only of the vegetables but of the amazing wildlife that is all part of the environment in organic vegetable farming, including insects and birds.
And if that wasn’t enough she creates and writes recipes for the website and for Food Lover magazine. She has been kind enough to share one of her recipes. It just looked so delicious I really wanted to try it
Green curry is so named simpley because of the colour and the fact that the dish uses green chillies (as opposed to red curry which uses red chillies). This dish uses a curry paste and is therefore really easy to make. You just chop up the vegetables and use the paste and some coconut milk
I think there are times when using a bought sauce or paste can be the best option, although there are recipes on the internet to make the paste up too if you wish to have a go.
Green Thai Veg Curry
- 2 leeks sliced
- 1 onion peeled and sliced
- 1 jar Thai Green curry paste
- 1 tin coconut milk
- 2 carrots peeled and sliced
- 1 parsnip peeled and sliced
- 1 turnip peeled and sliced
- 1/2 swede peeled and chopped
- handful spinach, chopped
- 1 small harlequin squash, peeled and chopped
- 150g purple sprouting broccoli, roughly chopped
- 1 red pepper deseeded and chopped
- 1 medium potato
- Lightly fry some leeks, and onions in a little butter/olive oil
- Add the jar of organic Thai Green curry paste
- Place the mix into a slow cooker.
- Add the tin of coconut milk.
- Add the carrots, parnsip, turnip, swede, spinach, harlequin squash , purple sprouting broccoli, one red pepper, spinach and a medium potato.
- Cook in the slow cooker until vegetable are to your taste.
- Top with some fresh coriander if you wish.
- Serve with rice and /or nan bread
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