Beef Red Curry

I have had a serious appetite for meat lately. Red meat to be specific. This is somewhat uncharacteristic for me, so I’ve been experimenting making dishes with beef. The latest in my culinary exploits: beef red curry.

This dish ended up being a bit spicy, so if you’re of a weak composition, you might do well to decrease the spice content.

*full recipe below

Once the dish gets going, you’ll be adding ingredients fairly quickly. So, before you start, combine all of the necessary spices for the red curry sauce in a small bowl. You will need: garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, fish sauce, sugar, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.


Add 1lb. beef (cut into bite-sized pieces) to a pot and cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown on all sides:

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Once the meat is slightly browned all around (if you cook too long at this stage it will be overcooked!), add in one can of coconut milk and the full contents of the spice bowl:

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While this cooks, rinse and coarsely chop three bunches of bok choy:

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Add this to the pot and cook on low heat for approximately 10 minutes until the curry is warmed through and the meat is fully cooked:


Beef Red Curry, serves 4
- 1 lb. beef
- 3 bunches bok choy
- 1 can coconut milk 
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 heaping tsp. minced garlic
- 3/4 tsp. coriander
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine spices and fish sauce in a small bowl and set aside. 
Heat a medium-sized pot and add 1lb. of bite-sized beef pieces.
Cook beef until all sides begin to brown.
Add coconut milk and spices, stir to combine.
Rinse and chop bok choy and add to the pot.
Cook for approx. 10 minutes until curry is warmed through and meat is cooked to your liking.

As an aside, if you really hate someone, one heartless thing to do would be pour some fish sauce on them. That stuff is rank.

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