Green Curry Paste

 

INGREDIENTS:

1-2 Green spur chilies, chopped

1-2 Green bird’s eye chilies

1 stalk Lemongrass, cut at an angle about 1” in length

1 slice Slices Galangal ginger, finely sliced

¼ slice Shallots, finely chopped

1 slice Kaffir lime surface finely sliced

1 clove Garlic, sliced

1 stalk Coriander and coriander root, chopped

½ t Roasted coriander seeds

¼ t Roasted cumin seeds

¼ t White peppercorn

¼ t Turmeric powder

¼ t Shrimp paste

¼ t Salt

As needed Sweet basil (optional, for green color)

PREPARATION:

Simple—combine all ingredients in mortar. Using pestle, pound until you have a fine paste. Optional—you can use a food processor, but the mortar & pestle is preferred. The paste will last several months in a refrigerator.