I clearly did imply to publish a traditional pot roast chicken. however this Thai red curry model is so much extra interesting!! To-die-for purple curry sauce with outrageously juicy chook, you’ll have this inside the oven in 10 minutes. handy recipes with excellent consequences, that is my form of food!
Thai red curry pot roast chicken
Remember this to be the roast bird version of Lamb Shanks Massaman Curry, and liked fan-preferred where you simply positioned the whole thing in a pan, pop it within the oven, then out comes fall-aside bronzed lamb shanks smothered in a rich massaman curry sauce.
Admittedly, this roast chook crimson curry model does name for one extra step – sautéing the curry paste with aromatics (garlic, ginger, lemongrass) – earlier than adding the whole thing else and moving it into the oven. properly really worth a whole 2 mins of attempt for the extra depth of flavour you get within the Thai pink curry sauce. And take a look at the sauce!!
speaking of sauce – did I point out we’re the use of save bought rather than home made crimson curry paste these days? For ease. Which brings me to an crucial subject matter:
My favourite red curry paste – Maesri
The great and most inexpensive. full forestall, cease of story!
there’s just no apart from compares in mainstream grocery stores and Asian shops here in Australia. For actual flavour – sparkling, real, and not too candy (why-oh-why are all the “western” pink curry pastes so darn candy??!!). Given the tick of approval by way of Thai nationals and it takes place to be the cheapest curry paste clocking in at $2.10 a can.
whilst I especially propose Maesri, this recipe does work with different pink curry paste manufacturers too. but the sauce will handiest be as precise as the curry paste you operate!
Ingredients in Thai red curry pot roast chicken
- Here’s what you need to make nowadays’s recipe.
- red curry paste – As in step with section above, Maesri is my desired! most inexpensive and maximum true flavour.
- Lemongrass, garlic and ginger – adding these offers the store sold curry paste a flavour enhance that makes it honestly like home made red curry paste. It truely makes a special!
- Lemongrass – replacement with 1 tablespoon of lemongrass paste. but someday, i am hoping you could make this with clean lemongrass because it clearly is higher!
- Coconut cream – no longer all coconut cream is created equal! properly ones are a hundred% coconut and have better flavour. comparatively cheap ones use water + thickener.
- Coconut milk will also work however coconut flavour isn’t as intense (the sauce receives a ton of juices from bird which dilutes the coconut flavour that’s why coconut cream works higher than milk).
- Kaffir lime leaves – For authentic Thai curry flavour! pretty available these days at massive grocery stores and Asian stores. They freeze a hundred% flawlessly that’s accessible.
- Use leftover kaffire lime leaves in Thai pink curry, Tom Yum soup, Thai meatballs, beef rendang, Malaysian chook satay curry, inexperienced curry, golden turmeric baked fish and every person’s favourite Asian coconut rice!
- Fish sauce – that is used as the salt in crimson curry. extra flavour than simple salt!
- Sugar – For the proper touch of sweetness you find in crimson curry sauce.
- purple chilli – For optionally available garnish.
VEGETABLES AND HERBS
- Potatoes – Small, skin on complete potatoes are satisfactory because the skin holds them together while they cook up fantastically creamy inner. If the usage of cut pieces, add them partway via cooking else they’ll disintegrate.
- inexperienced beans – simply to add some greens into the sauce, plus a sprinkle of green. feel unfastened to add other greens!
- Thai Basil has a slight aniseed flavour. Italian basil may be utilized in a pinch! certainly provides a special contact to the completed dish so try now not to bypass it. but if this is the handiest aspect you’re lacking, nevertheless well worth making!
Oh sure, and you will need a whole hen. allow’s not make today’s recipe like that time I forgot to encompass pork in a roast pork recipe!!
i take advantage of a 1.8kg/three.6lb fowl. It’s fine to use one a little larger or smaller because the pot-roasting approach of cooking we’re using nowadays could be very forgiving. it’s going to maintain fowl juicy even if you take it over (small chickens) and cooks lightly and fast so larger chickens will cook through.
How to make Thai red curry pot roast chicken
- This all gets made in a single pot, and you’ll have it inside the oven in 10 minutes!
cook dinner off curry paste – Sauté the curry paste with lemongrass, ginger and garlic for a couple of minutes. The curry paste will dry out and caramelise which intensifies and improves the flavor. An crucial step while the use of any shop offered curry paste!
- Sauce – add the fowl stock then reduce it with the aid of half of to concentrate the flavor. upload the remaining sauce elements – coconut cream, fish sauce, sugar, kaffir lime leaves – and stir to combine.
- put the chook into the sauce and spoon sauce over. Then location the potatoes around it.
- Bake included for 40 mins.
Brown the chook – After forty minutes, dispose of the lid and bake for a further 30 minutes, basting every 10 mins. Oh, and push the beans into the sauce for the last 10 mins! Any earlier and they’ll overcook a ways too much.
- simply use a spoon to baste the hen (which easy way spooning the sauce over) though if you have a turkey baster, it’s going to make your life even simpler.
- very last baste – deliver the fowl a very last baste then switch it to a plate to rest for 10 minutes earlier than cutting it into portions.
- Thai Basil leaves – Stir the basil leaves into the sauce simply earlier than plating up, on the way to keep the freshness of the flavor.
- To serve – place the bird pieces on a platter then pour over the sauce, potatoes and beans. Garnish with greater chilli and fresh coriander if preferred, then take it to the desk!
I understand I’ve been happening and on approximately the sauce – and it without a doubt is worth of the talk, I promise – but I shouldn’t undersell how juicy the chook is, thanks to the pot roasting method of cooking! a lot greater forgiving than conventional roast chicken – which we all love, however does require more accuracy to ensure you don’t emerge as with a dry breast.
Ah, also, the potatoes!! the usage of entire small infant potatoes method we will prepare dinner them until they’re in reality soft and creamy interior with out disintegrating. if you handiest have huge potatoes, reduce them into 1.5cm / 0.6″ chunks and upload them approximately halfway via the prepare dinner time, in any other case they will over-prepare dinner and become mush.
Serve over jasmine rice, to absorb all that stunning curry sauce, and a perky side salad for something fresh. Pictured above is my Asian facet salad however if I had a choice, I likely might’ve opted for smashed cucumbers or my favored Chang’s Crispy Noodle Cabbage Salad.
I truly hope you try this recipe certainly one of these days! something a bit special but very clear-cut to make that’s forgiving, with knock-your-socks-off effects. It’s outstanding – with a capital A. everybody knows whilst i use capitals, I truely suggest it!