This week I created a delicious Massaman Beef Curry inspired by our family holiday to Thailand last year. This recipe is quick and easy. It is far too easy to get into a rut when meal planning, of the same old tried and true dishes so I do like to find new recipes to keep things interesting. I love holidays for the exposure to new tastes and ideas when it comes to food. I found the Quick Massaman Curry recipe on the Simply Beef and Lamb website and it really was both quick and easy to make and it tasted delicious.
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Here’s how I made the Quick Massaman Beef Curry:
- 400g Lean beef or lamb strips (I used beef)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 2 Tbsp Massaman Curry Paste (I used a Blue Dragon pot that contained the right amount)
- 400ml can of coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- 150ml beef or lamb stock (I used lamb stock)
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- 450g small new potatoes, unpeeled and cut into quarters
- Salt & pepper to season
- 25g roughly chopped roasted unsalted peanuts to garnish
- Handful of freshly chopped coriander to garnish (optional)
- Parboil the new potatoes to soften. Remove from heat when you can easily insert a knife
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes
- Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the beef or lamb strips and cook for 2-3 minutes
- Add the coconut milk. peanut butter, stock and fish sauce. Bring to the boil
- Drain then add the potatoes to the main pan, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste
- Meanwhile, cook white rice according to the packet instructions
- Serve the Massaman Curry with the rice. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over the dish before serving
I liked the Massaman Curry recipe because it was easy to prepare and healthy too. I like Thai food for its fragrance and lightness – it is full of flavour and I will definitely make this dish again. It wasn’t as complicated as I thought it might be! Beef and lamb are naturally rich in protein so dishes containing these meats are filling and with beef being a great source of iron, helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue, this dish makes a brilliant midweek dinner when you want something quick and easy to make.
This post is for the #MeatMatters Challenge sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipe ideas and inspiration here: https://www.simplybeefandlamb.co.uk