Hi, Ray here again.
After last weekend’s disappointing Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry (check out the review of the Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry recipe), I was a keen to find a good recipe. The Curry Focus team received an email from a frequent visitor to say that they tried the Chicken in Red Curry Sauce recipe and that it was great. I found the recipe amongst the Chicken Curry recipes (where else would it be?) and printed it off.
The Chicken in Red Curry Sauce looked easy enough to make so I bought the ingredients that I needed when out doing my regular Saturday shop. I had to buy the chicken, along with the fresh coriander (cilantro) and fish sauce.
Now here’s a confession. I had to buy a new bottle of fish sauce because the one in my fridge had expired over a year ago. Yes a year ago. I am pretty careful about making sure that the fridge contents are current but the fish sauce slipped through the net. It just shows that I don’t use fish sauce that much. Luckily nobody died from food poisoning and all I can do is try and be more careful from now onwards.
OK, back to this week’s recipe.
The cooking time for the curry would be just over 45 minutes and the preparation time was minimal with the onion, ginger, garlic and chicken to get ready.
I was feeling pretty confident and started cooking about 30 minutes before the dinner guests were due to arrive. I had just started to cook the onions, garlic and ginger when I noticed that I had forgotten to buy any coconut milk. Potential disaster! Wendy was in the lounge fiddling away on the computer so I quickly sent here off to the nearest corner store to get some coconut milk. Wendy returned after 15 minutes waving a can of coconut milk in triumph – the day was saved.
The rest of the cooking continued without incident and the usual pair of dinner guests (or food tasters) arrived on schedule.
And soon I was serving up the Chicken in Red Curry Sauce on basmati rice.
How was it? Just great. The email that we’d received was true. The chicken was well cooked and the curry had a great taste with coconut and coriander/cilantro flavours. The only thing that I didn’t really like was that there was lots of very runny sauce. But the curry itself tasted great. The curry was given an excellent taste score of 8.5 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “Medium”.
Next time you have a great curry, why not send us the recipe so we can let everyone try it?