I had braised a pork roast for several hours in the oven to use half for pork tacos/burritos at my friend’s New Year’s Fiesta. We had the other half left over so my husband and I decided to turn it into a Thai Red Curry; it’s a great quick meal. The flavors are so wonderful, but you might have to be careful of the heat from the spices for kids.
Thai Pork Curry
1 tsp red curry paste (or more for added heat)
1 can coconut milk
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 bell peppers, diced (orange, yellow, green and/or red) (we used frozen peppers)
1 Tbsp oil (canola, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed)
1 tsp fish sauce
Tbsp soy sauce
handful fresh cilantro, chopped (or 2 frozen cubes)
Heat oil and add paste. Stir over medium high heat for a minute then add vegetables and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Stir in fish sauce and soy sauce. Add pork. Simmer for another few minutes. Finish with cilantro and serve over jasmine or basmati rice.
You can substitute chicken, shrimp or fish for the pork. If you add raw meats/fish do so before the vegetables and make sure it’s cooked through.
We served it with a side of snow peas finished with sesame oil and soy sauce. All three of my kids loved it, though I did give some extra rice for my spice-sensitive middle son. My eldest wasn’t too fond of the peppers so he ate around them, but still declared the meal, “Delicious!”
I’ll post the braising and taco part later.