Health & Fitness

Thai Red Curry

In one of Annie’s care packages from several months ago, she sent me Thai curry mixes. I was just craving some curry even though this summer is hot and sweaty, but my stomach wants what it wants.

I made the curry in a slow cooker, and I was a little worried because it did not taste good the last time I tried making it in a slow cooker. However, this time I looked up a recipe and adapted this slow cooker curry recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs. It tastes good! If you want to see how I made the curry…

Ingredients I used: baby potatoes, bone-in Frenched center cut pork chops, broccoli and cauliflower, onion, 2 carrots, red curry paste, coconut milk, and pineapple (not pictured).

First, I seared the pork chops on both sides for about 2 minutes. You don’t want to cook it all the way because it is going to cook more in the slow cooker.

Then I cut up the pork chop into smaller bites and threw it into the slow cooker. I put the bones in the slow cooker too, because if you know anything about good food, you know that bone makes food taste even better (think about bone marrow)!

Next, I put the coconut milk and curry paste into the slow cooker. Come to think it, I didn’t even make sure whether that was the right ratio of coconut milk to curry paste… oh well, too late. I mixed the two in the slow cooker with a spoon to make sure the paste was not hanging on any piece of meat or the sides of the slow cooker. I set my cooker on for 4 hours on high temperature (for now).

At around the 2 hour mark, I put all my veggies into the slow cooker, mixed it in, and changed to low temperature for the last 2 hours.

I love food, but I’m no chef. I cook food that is edible enough that I don’t hate myself, and it’s only because I come home late and tired that I don’t put more thought into sauces and yadda yadda yah. Basically, I’m a lazy chef. So I love mixes because I don’t have to worry about flavor!

I have a blast making food with my friend Sheena, so I’ll bring you guys along next time!

-Juliet

Let me know what your favorite recipes are – I’d love to try making them!

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