Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

Family comes first

Anyone of you seen family movies like "Click"? Movies like these usually emphasizes how important it is to appreciate members of your family, especially your parents or grandparents. I was watching another movie today about two man who didn't really cherish their parents and grandparents. It's only when they finally realize that they had lost them, then they start to regret things.

My parents had been working hard all their lives for me and my siblings to have a good and fruitful life. Sometimes, all I could ever think of was about myself that I tend to not spend enough time with my parents. To that, I just want to say, I love my parents and am very grateful for all the things they had done for me. Cherish the people that are close to you, especially your parents.

Today's recipe is a great recipe you can make for your family. Here's a nice thai style curry and all you have to do is cook rice and serve it with this wholesome curry that's exotic yet easy to make.

Chicken and Mango Thai Curry

Serves 4-6 people

1/3 cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
3-4 tablespoons red curry or yellow curry paste (more if you are a fire breathing dragon
with a passion for chilies)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cans coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock (or just add half chicken stock cube to one cup water)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thigh pieces, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 inch fresh ginger, cut in thick slices
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded,and cut in strips
1 green bell pepper(capsicum), seeded and cut in strips
1 large mango, peeled,pitted,cut in strips
1 can straw mushrooms, drained
4 tablespoons fish sauce (add more to taste)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped coriander (optional)

1. In a hot wok, heat oil over medium heat until hot.
2. Add curry paste and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds.
3. Slowly stir in coconut milk and chicken stock.
4. Reduce heat to simmer; add chicken and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Add ginger, onion, and peppers; cook until tender, about 7 minutes.
6. Add mango, straw mushrooms, fish sauce, and sugar.
7. When heated through, serve over individual plates of hot rice.
8. Garnish with coriander.

Serve with steamed rice. (or steamed tofu, if you wanna watch your carb intake)
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