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Aussies love Thai food. In fact, we have more than 3000 Thai restaurants in Australia! Authentic Thai cooking ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime, chillies, coconut milk, fish sauce, and premade pastes are all handily available in our supermarkets – which means Thai dishes are among the easiest tasty pleasures you can whip up at home, and share with your friends and family.
Thai Green Curry is a great example. Simple to cook once you have the paste. Green chilli gives it its colour, and blends with the richly savoury and aromatic ingredients; into a mouth-watering curry with an umami spiciness that grows in every sip, tapering off with a creamy aftertaste. Yummy with all kinds of meats, seafood and veggies. The most popular way to make it is Thai Green Curry Chicken.
But wait! This classic recipe isn’t the only Green Curry wonder you can make. The paste is also a versatile and delicious flavouring for stir-fries, sauces and marinades.
So, without further ado, let’s marry Thai Green Curry with the other thing Aussies love: a good ‘ol steak. Here’s a step-by-step grilled beef recipe that’s sure to excite your taste-buds!
Step 1: Blend the ground black pepper with fish sauce.
Step 2: Lather the blended fish sauce on the beef steak, and coat it thoroughly. Then let the steak rest and soak up the flavour, for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Grill the steak on medium-high heat. Cook for about 3 minutes per side, until the meat is tender or lightly charred and also depending on how you like your steak. Take it out and set aside to rest.
Step 4: Heat up 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in your frying pan, then put in the Green Curry paste and break it up. Add in diced carrot and green beans, and stir-fry till the paste coats the veggies – just 2 to 3 minutes will do.
Step 5: Add coconut milk, a dash of water, a pinch of sugar and fish sauce to the pan, and stir gently until the mixture boils. Then lower the heat to simmer, until the mix thickens. Add some basil leaves and stir thoroughly.
Step 6: Voila, your Green Curry barbecue sauce is ready! Drizzle over on top of the steak, and bon appétit! Come grab the full ingredients list here, and you can also watch the step by step video below!
Make it easier with Valcom Green Curry Paste
No time to make your own paste? No problem. Swing by your nearest supermarket, and grab a bottle of Valcom Green Curry Paste – made with high-quality fresh ingredients, and blended in perfect balance to give you the authentic Thai Green Curry flavour. In fact, it’s the best-selling Green Curry product among all the brands in the market.
Valcom is a well-trusted brand established in Thailand, and arrived in Australia in 1995, with their authentic Thai cooking pastes. Today, Valcom has an expanded product range that provides all the essential Thai cooking ingredients you need such as coconut milk, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, and with options for your preferred spicy levels.
Come check out more delicious goodies you can cook with Valcom Thai cooking pastes!