Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thai Chicken Pasta

  • 1 14-ounce can light unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 2 cups small fresh broccoli florets (about 5 ounces)

Stir coconut milk, curry paste and ginger in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until paste dissolves, about 1 minute. Mix broth and cornstarch in small bowl until cornstarch dissolves; mix into skillet. Stir until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add chicken, fish sauce and lime juice. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, green onions and basil and cook 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook linguine in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli and boil 1 minute. Drain pasta and broccoli. Return to pot.

Pour sauce mixture over pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

USER NOTES: more veggies - snap peas, carrots, baby corn, mushrooms

1 T. peanut butter, and 2 T. minced garlic. I didn't have parsley so I used cilantro. I didn't have green onions so I used a small green pepper. I also added 2 T. garlic chili pepper sauce

fresh blanched english peas, edamame, bias cut fennel stalks, asparagus, julienne chili peppers, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts, Thai chili-garlic sauce, extra garlic and ginger and experimented with green curry as well and have found the results exceedingly satisfying. Also, I found it best to add fish sauce to taste as the amount specified was not enough in my book.

from Epicurious

Yield: 4-6 servings

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