I’ve always had a bit of a thing about not liking fruit in my food … but over the last year or so I’ve been slowly changing my mind.
Last summer, I made - many times - what’s now one of my favourite salads, chicken with watermelon and sweet chilli sauce. It’s so good!
And then I’ve been just experimenting more and more - and now this red curry with chicken, mango and pineapple is another favourite.
It’s so easy to make too, and just feels really special, so a great one to make when you’ve friends round - as I did on Friday for six of us at our book club!
Anything that’s made in one pot is good with me, really.
So, for two, you’ll need:
cooked rice - cook and then leave with a lid on to keep warm so it’s ready to go
a little coconut oil or vegetable oil
a good red curry paste - I get mine from my local Thai supermarket
one chicken breast, cut into small pieces
a tin of coconut milk (I always use the full-fat one, I don’t think the ‘light’ versions work as well)
one big slice of pineapple, core removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4-1/2 mango, depending on size peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
some vegetables - I had mushrooms, peppers, carrot and cherry tomatoes, all cut into small pieces
two spring onions, chopped, and a handful for baby spinach leaves if liked and you have it
Thai sweet basil or chopped fresh coriander leaves if you can’t get the basil
Get everything prepared and ready to go, then put a saucepan on a medium heat and add the oil.
Add a tablespoon or walnut-sized amount of red curry paste and stir into the oil for a few seconds until you can just start to smell it release its fragrance.
Then add the chicken and a splash of water if needed and stir to seal the meat.
Tip in the coconut milk, stirring, and bring to the boil.
Add the fruit and vegetables (but not the spring onions, spinach or herbs) and cook on a medium boil for six minutes.
Next add a good dash of fish sauce and add the spring onions and spinach if using and cook for another minute or two.
Throw in the herbs, squeeze in the lime juice, remove from heat and stir to combine everything.
That’s it! Serve with the cooked rice and just enjoy this lovely nurturing, warming curry.
These below are just more photos fro when I made this again as I used broccoli this time and just wanted to show that it’s so easy to adapt to whatever you have.
I also like the photo of the ingredients as I really like that the meat is just another ingredient in this dish - there’s about the same amount of chicken as there is of some of the other additions.
I hope you like this one!