กำลังทำเครื่องแกงมัสมั่น มีข่าขมิ้นมะกรูดสดสด แต่มันฝรั่งกินไม่ได้ เป็นแพ้ จะทำ
I am working on a meal, and am making Gaeng Mussaman แกงมัสมั่น . You can buy premixed curry paste and they make fine food. But, if I am going to go to the trouble of cooking, I am going to make it a real feed, fine food. My last shot at a meal like this included Gaeng Panaeng (the recipe for the paste is further down the blog). It was certainly one of the finest dishes I ever have made. I will vary from tradition and leave out the potatoes as my relationship with them is inverted. I was considering Taro as a substitute but am not because of oxalates. I don’t want any more kidney stones in my future. I am thinking about sweet potatoes and cooked daikon as substitues, I think I will use both.
Like the Panaeng I did my preliminary research on the web. I have fresh Kaffir Lime Skin, Turmeric, Bay Leaf, and Galanga. The turmeric galanga and kaffir lime are terrific. I favor complex recipes so I amalgamated a few to get to the recipe below. I also include lesser ginger everytime I use galangal. I made the start of the curry paste this evening. It is still without shallot cinnamon and hot pepper but is superb.
My two sources for the paste recipe are:
I almost certainly fiddle with proportions as I make it depending and the taste of the peppers I use and freshness of the spices. As normal for me if the recipe calls for galanga I add a bit of lesser ginger.
- 7-10 dried or fresh hot chiles, Thai, Serrano Piquin or combination
- 6 cloves
- 2-inch stick of cinnamon
- Seeds from one black cardomom pod
- 1 teaspoon corriander seed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 bay leaves, crushed fine
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoon Kaffir Lime skin
- 1/4 cup shallot minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced galangal,
- 1 teaspoon lesser ginger if available.
- 2-inch piece of fresh turmeric, or 2 teaspoons powdered
- 1 lemongrass stalk, minced
- 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
I am not sure if I will make the dish with poultry, beef, fish or seafood. I have had this curry paste with tofu before as well, and may leave out the shrimp paste and go vegan. I will have to taste the paste and see.