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Shrimp Panang Curry

Shrimp Panang Curry

This Shrimp Panang Curry is super simple to make as I use a pre-made paste which brings it all together in under 15 minutes.

panang curry paste

You too can make this delicious dish in the comfort of your home for a fraction of the time. Looking for more Thai recipes, try my Shrimp Red Thai Curry from my sister site.

WHERE DOES PANANG CURRY COME FROM

Shrimp Panang Curry originates from Thailand named from the island of Penang.

PANANG CURRY VS RED CURRY

Panang curry is richer and sweeter than most red curries, due to coconut cream (in place of coconut milk) and peanuts or peanut butter addition.

BEST PANANG CURRY PASTE / PANANG CURRY WITH PASTE

My Go To Panang Curry Paste

WHAT IS PANANG CURRY PASTE MADE OF

Panang Curry Paste is made of dried red chili, lemongrass, shallots, garlic, galangal, mungbean, shrimp paste, kaffir lime leaves, coriander seed, cumin, salt and pepper. If you want to make this paste from scratch here is a link to do so https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/246990/panang-curry-paste/

WHERE TO BUY PANANG CURRY PASTE

You can find this place at some superstore locations in Canada and Walmart’s. If not you can go to your local Asian market and they are sure to carry this brand from Thailand.

DOES PANANG CURRY HAVE PASTE HAVE PEANUTS

Traditional it does, however the paste I use does not. So I just simply add some peanut butter to the recipe, I also will add a peanut butter that is very creamy and has sugar in it. Because Panang Curry is a lot like Red Thai Curry, only sweeter and has peanuts it just works.

WHAT MEAT FOR PANANG CURRY

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp

WHAT VEGETABLES FOR PANANG CURRY

  • Red or Yellow peppers
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

IS PANANG CURRY PASTE SPICY

Depending on the brand you use it can be. However it is not as spicy as Red Thai Curry. If you want it less spicy simple add less Panang Curry Paste to your recipe or you can add more sugar to make it sweeter.

IS PANANG CURRY VEGAN

No, it has shrimp paste in it and typically is cooked with a form of meat or seafood.

HOW MUCH PANANG CURRY PASTE

It also depends on the brand, the brand I use is from Thailand and is very authentic in taste. So when I am using say 1 cup of shrimp or 1 chicken breast then some vegetables and a can of coconut cream. I will typically use 30 grams of paste = 3 tbsp. The more you use the spicyier it will be.

HOW TO MAKE PANANG CURRY

  • It is easy, you want to start with either fresh shrimp, sliced beef or diced chicken.
  • Then you want to choose a vegetable, like sliced red or yellow peppers or fresh spinach and diced tomatoes.
  • Once you have that you want to have some paste on hand, cooking oil, coconut cream, sugar and fresh kafir lime leaves to garnish.
  • Heat the oil in a pot then add the paste and simmer till fragrant over medium heat, then add in the coconut milk and your protein of choice.
  • Simmer over low – medium heat adding in the sugar and kaffir lime leaves.
  • Simmer on low – medium heat for 5 minutes and serve hot over cooked rice.

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