I’ve been currently playing around with the Paleo Diet (aka Caveman Diet), trying to find appealing recipes. Luckily, it hasn’t been too hard because I tend to stay away from starchy foods, and some diary and sugary foods. Nom Nom Paleo is my new favorite website. I decided to make two of its recipes, Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes and Onions and Julia Child’s Rolled Omelet (Thai Style). This was a no-brainer for me because the two recipes combines a few of my favorite ingredients: tomatoes, green beans, and eggs. Delicious dinner.
This is similar to the Thai Red Curry recipe I had posted before, but here you can put mussels instead. You can also add scallops, shrimp, and other kinds of shellfish.
2 pounds mussels
1/2 yellow onion, sliced thinly
1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons red curry paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 lime, cut into wedges
1. Clean and de-beard the mussels.
2. Film a large pot with olive oil and set over medium-high heat. Add the onions and the peppers. Cook until they are soft and the onion is translucent. Stir in the garlic, and cook another 30 seconds.
3. Add the curry paste, brown sugar, and fish sauce to the vegetables, and stir to coat evenly. Pour the coconut milk and chicken broth into the pot. Bring the curry to a simmer and let it cook until reduced and slightly thickened.
4. Add the mussels to the pan and cover. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until all the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that haven’t fully opened after 5 minutes.
5. Transfer the mussels and curry to a serving bowl. Squeeze half the lime over top and tuck the remaining wedges around the bowl. Eat immediately.
After going to the Rainbow Thai restaurant in Boeblingen, I felt inspire to make my own curry. Curry has always been one of those dishes that I never fully succeeded in making. It was usually too bland, not spicy enough, or just tasted funky. However, I think I finally got it! You add almost any kind of vegetable to this; potatoes, zucchini, or mushrooms.
1 1/2 tablespoon red curry paste
10 large shrimps
1 tablespoon oil
3 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 onion, sliced
1 carrot, cut into 1/2 inch
1 eggplant, cubed
1 cup green beans
1 tomato, cubed
1. Heat up a wok with cooking oil. Saute the red curry paste until aromatic. Add sliced onions.
2. Add coconut milk and water, and bring the curry to boil.
3. Add the shrimp, carrot, eggplant, and green beans. Simmer on low heat until cooked.
4. Add fish sauce and sugar, and stir-continuously for 1o seconds. Dish out and serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice.