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Crazy for Curry

on February 21, 2012

Beautiful colors, divine smells and rich flavor is what you will find when you start cooking up curries.  We are relatively new to the curry scene and found ourselves asking questions when browsing the menu at our favorite thai hangout.  Just what is “curry” and what is the difference between red, green and yellow curry besides the obvious.

“Curry” is a term used to describe any variety of dishes using a combination of spices including chili peppers, garlic, lemongrass and coconut milk.  The color of the curry denotes the color and type of chili, and general seasonings used.  However, curries can vary from dish to dish and country to country.

Green Curry is made from a young green chili giving it a hot flavor, yet is balanced with more sweetness than some red and yellows.

Red Curry is usually made with long dried red chilies making it very hot.  Spiced more heavily with Cumin and Coriander giving a savory flavor.

Yellow Curry is the mildest but most aromatic of the curries from roasted spices and heavy turmeric, often very in rich flavor.

Searching the internet you can find numerous recipes and variations with all different meats, seafood or vegetarian.  Have fun experimenting and don’t be afraid to try it. It’s delicious!



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