Masaman Curry With Beef (Gaeng Masaman Nua)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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2 Cup peanut oil
1 tablespoon garlic chopped fine
1 tablespoon galangal chopped fine
1 tablespoon lemon grass chopped fine
1 tablespoon Thai basil chopped
1 1/2 pounds stewing beef 1 inch cubes
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons curry paste -- (Thai masaman)
1 tablespoon lime zest shredded
1 tablespoon lime leaves shredded
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon chile paste -- up to 4
2 cups potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup pearl onions

Preparation / Directions:

First, prepare the curry paste and coconut milk separately. Add the paste with some of the 'cream' form the coconut milk and heat until the oil starts to separate. Then, in a separate pan, heat peanut oil, garlic, galangal and lemon grass. Stir fry 1 minute until oil is aromatic. Add beef and stir fry 3 minutes until lightly browned and add the curry paste/coconut cream mixture Add the rest of the coconut milk, lime zest, lime leaves, basil, fish sauce and chile paste, bring to a boil, and reduce heat. Simmer 45 minutes, until beef is tender. When beef is just tender, add potatoes and onions to curry and simmer 30 minutes, until potatoes are cooked. Yield - 6 cu

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