Red curry paste from Mae Ploy is a well-loved Thai curry that consists of a blend of herbs, spices and shrimp paste. It is a basic ingredient used for both curries and delicious fried dishes. This red curry is bright and mainly spiced with dried red chilies. Mae Ploy is a high-quality export brand based in Thailand. The name Mae Ploy comes from a fictional female character featured in stories written by Kukrit Pramoj, the 13th prime minister of Thailand.
Easy Thai Curry with Mae Ploy Red Curry Paste | Karman Reviews
In the stories written by Mr. Pramoj, Mae Ploy guarded Thai culture and aimed to preserve Thai authenticity. For this reason, her name was chosen and adopted for the brand. This is an appropriate name since the products from Mae Ploy brand feature, authentic Thai flavors. This red curry paste is no exception. It is full of quality flavors native from Thai market, including dried red chilies, lemongrass, shallots and shrimp paste.
The benefit of using a prepared curry paste is that it helps you avoid the hassle of making homemade curry paste, which can be a bit of a project since you must use a mortar and pestle, food processor or blender to properly prepare the paste. Instead of stressing over the exact proportions and tracking down all the right ingredients to make a curry paste, it is much simpler and cost-effective to use a pre-packaged curry paste. Mae Ploy brand has an assortment of curry paste to choose from.
Each 14 ounce pack like this contains 40 servings. The serving size is two tablespoons and contains 15 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, 570 milligrams of sodium. two grams of total carbohydrates, one gram of dietary fiber, less than one gram of sugar and less than one gram of protein. The shelf life of this curry is two years from the date of manufacturing. This curry can be stored unopened in a cool dry place. And after opening should be stored in the refrigerator.
There is an easy to follow recipe on the back of the package. To prepare this curry, stir fry 50 grams of this red curry paste in one tablespoon of soybean oil, then add one cup of coconut milk. Next at 200 grams of fresh meat and continue cooking. Then add another half cup of coconut milk and half cup of water and heat until boiling. Then add 100 grams of vegetables and cook until the vegetables soften. Add one and a half teaspoons of sugar, then taste and season as you desire.
Now I will open the container and show you how it looks. (silence).
Here, you can see the lovely red color of the curry. It has a fresh curry aroma.
I highly recommend this red curry paste and hope you'll try it out.
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