American Kitchen Classic Basic Thai Curry
35 mins (prep 20, cooking 15)
15 ingredients
4 servings
Thai curries are brilliant combinations of curry paste, coconut milk, vegetables, and meat, seafood or tofu, punctuated by intoxicating fresh herbs. The flavors are exotic, but they're surprisingly quick to cook (15 minutes maximum) with a nearly identical technique, so they're easy to customize to your own taste with ingredients found in most supermarkets. Have fun mixing and matching to your favorite style of curry.

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  • 1 (14 ounce) coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup panang curry paste
  • 6 whole fresh lime leaves (fresh or thawed)
  • 1 lime, zest of
  • 1/2 inch fresh galangal, sliced thinly
  • 3 stalks lemongrass (trim off spiky top and the base, remove discard outer layers, bruise stalks lightly crushing with si)
  • 1 lb squid, tubes cut into 1/2 inch rings tentacles cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups fresh baby corn, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups bok choy, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons light palm sugar, more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vegan fish sauce, more as needed
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaf, whole (italian or thai)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime leaves, sliced (fresh or thawed)
  • fresh cilantro (garnish)
  • fresh red chili pepper, cut into thin rings (garnish)
  • coconut milk, small drizzle (garnish)
  • fresh basil leaf, whole (garnish)
  • lime wedge, squeezed (garnish)
  • cucumber, strips wedges (garnish)


Serving Size (453.99 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 358.98 Calories from Fat 230.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.58g 157.39%
Saturated Fat 21.43g 428.6%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 264.22mg 352.3%
Sodium 511.87mg 85.31%
Total Carbohydrate 13.66g 18.21%
Dietary Fiber 3.96 g 63.32%
Sugars 5.95 g %
Protein 22.66g 181.31%
Vitamin A 8091.17IU% Vitamin C 87.97mg%
Calcium 239.02mg% Iron 3.83mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
panang curry paste, fresh lime, fresh, baby corn, palm sugar, light, fresh basil, fresh cilantro leaves, fresh lime, fresh cilantro, fresh red chili pepper, fresh basil, lime wedge