Stir Fried Chicken With Red Curry Paste – Gai Pad Prik Gaeng – วิธีทำ ไก่ผัดพริกแกง
So you’ve made a Thai red curry and now you have a load of curry paste left over and you’re wondering what to do with it? Don’t worry, I have the answer – Gai pad prik gaeng, or stir fried chicken with red curry paste.
This is something I always find myself making at home when I want something quick as I always have some sort of curry paste left over in my fridge. If you have the paste made it takes no time at all. Obviously, you can just use shop bought paste for this but you will have to be careful with the amount you use as they tend to have really high salt contents so be cautious!
I have written 4-5 tablespoons of curry paste in the instructions below but like all my recipes I do so as a guide. You need to taste the dishes as you go and adjust the seasoning to your liking; more salt, less salt, more sugar, less sugar………It’s all down to personal preference.
Gai pad prik gaeng usually doesn’t come with Thai basil in it like in the recipe below but I had it in a shop in Bangkok the other day and it adds a really nice flavour, after all, Thai basil comes in red curry in Thailand so why not have it in a dish that’s main ingredient is red curry paste?
I’m a big advocate of adding fresh herbs at the end of cooking to give the dish a lift! similarly, you won’t find any Thais squeezing limes over their Gai pad prik but I like the way it cuts through the rich flavour of the paste and feel it gives the whole dish a lift. I’ll let you decide for yourself on that!