SERVES 4 | 600g stewing beef | 600ml coconut milk | 100ml water | 2 lemongrass stalks, sliced lengthways | 1 cinnamon stick | 1 star anise | 6 kaffir lime leaves | 1tsp salt | 1tsp caster sugar | 120g coconut flakes, toasted | Juice of half a lime FOR THE PASTE: | 3 shallots, peeled and chopped | 5 garlic cloves, skin removed, chopped | 6 red bird's eye chillies | 2tbsp ginger, skin removed, finely chopped | 2tbsp galangal
skin removed and finely chopped | 2tbsp fresh chopped coriander | 1tsp ground turmeric METHOD Blend all the paste ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
Tom Kha Gai soup featuring chicken |infused with galangal
, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves
5lb) 2 stalks lemon grass, bruised 1' pints water (use the water the lobster is cooked in) 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded 8-10 button mushrooms, quartered 2 tablespoons Thai chilli paste Juice of 2-3 limes 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 large piece galangal
, sliced (approx 2-3 inch) 1 teaspoon sugar 4 coriander stalks, finely chopped 3 tablespoons evaporated milk Chilli oil and coriander leaf and lobster head to garnish
50) was a hot and spicy chicken soup cooked with coconut milk, lime leaves, galangal
and lemon grass, while Callum's tom kah hed (pounds 4.
Q Thai curry recipe I was trying called for galangal
but I couldn't find any.
The punchy flavours of the region are driven by distinctly flavoured ingredients like salty fish sauce, bitter sweet tamarind, fiery chilli, fragrant lemon grass and lime juice, as well as pungent galangal
and ginger, most of which, these days, are readily available.
chilis, turmeric, garlic, shrimp paste, cilantro, galangal
, shallots and
They include Masala with Caraway, Coconut and Coriander, and Red Thai Curry with Galangal
and Red Chilli.
Finally chop the chilli flesh and add to the tamarind liquid, peel the garlic and crush this into the jug, finally chop the lemon grass and add to the other marinade ingredients along with the galangal
, pepper, sherry, soy sauce and oil.
SOOTHING lemon grass and galangal
seem to be the flavours of the month, with a new Thai restaurant in Edinburgh.
1 tablespoon chopped fresh galangal
or fresh ginger
The beer's infused with galangal
, lemongrass and lime leaf and always surprises people when they taste it for the first time - it's really fragrant and extremely moreish.