Thai green curry with mushrooms in a creamy mix of coconut milk and coconut water ! Mmm delish ! Add some fresh basil, cilantro and mint to this green curry and you have a light flavorful curry that would put your favorite Thai restaurant to shame. I love Thai food and am constantly craving it. Since I don’t want spend all my “Date Nights” eating at a Thai restaurant I decided to start making some easy Thai dishes at home. Gives me a chance to savor other kinds of cuisine when we eat out. I usually make a quick and easy Thai Shrimp stir fry loaded with veggies for a quick week night meal. Green curry however has always intimidated me. I figured quite recently that it’s an easy dish if you have green curry paste prepared ahead of time. You can buy green curry paste, but since I prefer home-made I made my own. It tasted so good when I added it to my Thai green curry. I wanted a lighter version of green curry, so I used a mix of coconut water and coconut milk . Perfect !!! Gave it the flavor without the heaviness of coconut milk. Not that I have anything against coconut milk, I cook with it all the time but I sometimes want something lighter. I used Vita Coco coconut water. It ‘s the closest I’ve found to real coconut water which I drank a lot of growing up. I love Vita Coco coconut water and use it in my smoothies quite regularly. Overall, I was very pleased with my Thai green curry with mushrooms. Next time I will probably make a chicken or shrimp green curry. I have a lot of green curry paste which I intend to use soon. Hope you like my light version of Thai green curry !
Vegan green curry can have a detoxifying effect on the body. Not like green smoothies, but to a lesser degree. Combine the healthy fat in coconut milk with the hydrating power of coconut water and you have a super charged curry ! Mushrooms are heart healthy and full of antioxidants and phyto-chemicals which strengthen the immune system. Fresh basil , cilantro and mint add vitamin C and a dose of healing herb power.
Green Curry Paste
The base for green curry paste is lemon grass. You can purchase lemon grass in most stores these days. The best place to get lemon grass are Asian supermarkets. Much cheaper and a lot of quantity. Typically you remove the outer part and crush the inside to give you the intense flavor that only lemon grass can give. I removed the inside part but I also used the outside when I pureed it together. This gave it a more intense flavor. I added some fresh mint, onion, basil, jalapeno peppers and ginger to my paste which gave it a lot of body. I made a huge bottle and stored it for future use.