Thai Duck Red Curry
by fariba Rajabi
Duck Thai Red Curry is one of the yummiest dishes at my home. Whenever I like to treat everyone with a tasty food and pineapples are in season, I grab a fresh one, chop it up into big chunks and prepare this meal in less than an hour. This is also a great dish if you have a group of friends over for dinner. I cooked it once in my party and everyone was in love with this dish. The sweetness of pineapple, the basil flavor, and the creamy sauce make this dish irresistible!
This is one of the yummiest dishes at my home. Whenever I like to treat everyone with a tasty food and pineapples are in season, I grab a fresh one, chop it up into big chunks and prepare this meal in less than an hour.
If you did not have boneless duck breast, use boneless chicken thighs. I guarantee that it as yummy as the duck, though slightly different.
- 3 cups jasmine rice, uncooked
- 4.5 cups water
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 50 g ginger, shredded
- 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
- 400 g coconut milk
- 400 g duck, skinless boneless cut into thin strips
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/5 cups pineapple, cut into chunks
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 2/3 cups cherry tomatoes
- 5 bay leaves
- Sesame oil (preferable) or vegetable oil
- Fresh basil leaves, to garnish
- A pinch of salt
Mix the rice with water and cook for 20 minutes, until fully cooked.
Heat teaspoon oil in a preheated wok or large heavy-base skillet. Add garlic and ginger. Sauté for 1 minute and set aside. Add the half the duck meat into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Sauté the other half. Transfer duck and ginger-garlic mix into a pot.
Heat a teaspoon oil to the skillet and sauté red curry paste for one minute. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, bay leaves and sugar. Stir for two minutes until consistent and creamy. Transfer to the pot and mix with duck. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
Stir the cherry tomatoes, and pineapple chunks, and basil leaves into the curry and cook for 2 minutes.
Transfer the curry to large serving bowl and garnish with basil leaves for extra flavor. Serve with rice.
TOTAL PREPARATION TIME 30 minutes
TOAL COOKIN TIME 20 minutes
This dish serves 4-6 people.