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Old 12-26-2018, 04:53 PM   #11
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I was remembering this wrong. The book I have - The Best International Recipe - was published in 2007, when it was more difficult in many places to get Thai ingredients like lemongrass, galangal and makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, and especially shrimp paste. If you don't have an Asian grocery nearby, this can be almost impossible to find (remember the book was written before Amazon had been widely adopted).

It was actually Thai chicken soup where they were trying to substitute more easily available lemon zest, ginger, etc. But it didn't taste right, so they tried curry paste. They only used it for the soup. In the curry recipes, they found that ginger and lime juice approximated galangal. Even now, pea eggplant breadfruit, young jackfruit, etc., are difficult to find.

So - sorry, I misspoke
I remember them doing several things attempting to substitute for hard to find ingredients, and I figured it was an article from even longer ago, that you were remembering. I remember an article on Thai curries by ATK, which was good, though they had an unusual suggestion for the curry paste - it used all fresh red peppers, instead of dried. Didn't taste right, when I tried it once, but still better than canned.

Funny you should mention pea eggplants. I grew those twice, each time producing about 40 one recipe (about 2/3c) batches on just one tree! I freeze them in foodsaver packs; when I run out, I'll grow another one. Nothing like those in Thai curry!
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:17 AM   #12
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Sorry JJ, I'm late to this party as well, but I saw this on
some Social Media site and wanted to share this with you:

https://www.justonecookbook.com/how-to-make-curry-roux/

Japanese-Style Curry is extremely popular in Hawaii,
you can find a curry dish in just about any restaurant, even the "Fast Food" joints. My fav being Rainbow Drive-In and Zippy's

I saw on Zippy's FB feed the other day Katsu Shrimp Curry
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:22 PM   #13
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Sorry JJ, I'm late to this party as well, but I saw this on
some Social Media site and wanted to share this with you:

https://www.justonecookbook.com/how-to-make-curry-roux/

Japanese-Style Curry is extremely popular in Hawaii,
you can find a curry dish in just about any restaurant, even the "Fast Food" joints. My fav being Rainbow Drive-In and Zippy's

I saw on Zippy's FB feed the other day Katsu Shrimp Curry
Thanks Kgirl, I’ll have to give that a try!
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