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Recipe Name: Massaman Curry Difficulty: Easy
Source: Jim Wilson Serving Size: 4
Ethnicity: Thai Comments:
Base: Chicken  
Course: Entree
Preparation Time: 15-30 Minutes

1 Each(s) Firm Tofu (14-16 oz) or Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1 Tablespoon(s) Olive or Peanut Oil
2 Cup(s) No salt added chicken broth
1 Each(s) 13.5 oz can unsweetened light coconut milk
4 Each(s) Garlic Cloves minced
2 Teaspoon(s) Ginger Chopped fresh
2 Teaspoon(s) Chinese 5 Spice (must be Chinese)
2 Teaspoon(s) Cumin ground
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Cayenne (or to taste)
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Turmeric
1 1/2 Cup(s) Sweet Potato Cubed
1 Each(s) Yellow Onion Cut into wedges
1 Cup(s) Green Beans
1/2 Cup(s) Chopped Peanuts
3 Tablespoon(s) Cornstarch (optional)
Make sure the tofu or chicken is dry as possible. Tofu I drain, slice and wrap a towel around it to soak up extra water. Chicken I just slice it up stir fry style and pat it dry with a paper towel. Put oil in a Wok or large frying pan and cook the tofu or chicken so it has browned to a light golden color.

Throw in the chicken broth and the coconut milk. If the coconut milk is all separated then stir until it is all mixed. Note "light" coconut milk has no more than 4g saturated fat per 1/3 Cup of milk. Some brands have significantly more even though they say light. Check the serving size on the label carefully. One can is 5 "servings".

Add the garlic, ginger, and spices. Stir that in.

Add the sweet potatoes (you can use boiling potatoes instead). Add the onion wedges. Cover the Wok or pan and simmer until the potatoes pierce with a fork (not mushy). That's roughly 10 minutes. You want the potatoes almost but not quite cooked at this point.

Add the green beans and the peanuts. Simmer for a few more minutes until the green beans are crisp, but softened up. They should be bright green.

Optionally you can thicken the curry with cornstarch. Spoon out some of the curry in a cup and stir in the cornstarch.

Other options could be to add half a dozen plum tomatoes cut into wedges. They should go in at the same time as the beans. Maybe 1 or 2 cups of pak choi (bok choy). A little more cayenne if you want it spicier. Fish sauce can be added, but it is very high in sodium. 1 Tablespoon is about 1000mg, but if you split this four ways that's only 250-300mg each.

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