• 100g rice or noodles
  • vegetable oil
  • 500g boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 100g tamarind purée
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • 2 × 400ml tins coconut milk
  • 250g fine green beans, trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 100g button mushrooms, halved


  • STEP 1

    Soak the rice noodles in boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse in cold water and drain again. Drizzle with a bit of oil and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Slice the chicken into small pieces and brown in a medium saucepan with 1 tsp vegetable oil. Season and when the chicken is tender (about 8 minutes), add the curry paste.
    Fry for 3 minutes then add the sugar, tamarind, fish sauce, lime zest and juice, and coconut milk. Simmer gently for 10 minutes then add the beans and mushrooms in the last 3 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the noodles between 4 large bowls. Make sure the curry is near boiling, then pour over the noodles. Serve in large bowls with chosen garnishes sprinkled over.


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