I’m a strong believer that there are some things in life that just aren’t worth making; filo pastry… don’t bother! Chutney… you can’t beat Branston! Mayo, okay so homemade is better but who needs the hassle when there’s Hellmann’s?!
But there are some things in life that really are worth a little extra effort, and curry pastes and rubs are definitely up there! Well recently I was sent a new bit of kit that will make creating my much-loved homemade curry pastes (flavour bombs as I like to call them) so much easier!
The Braun Hand Blender MQ3126 Spice is made for this sort of ‘from scratch’ cooking and unlike a lot of kitchen gadgets I promise you it won’t just sit in your cupboard untouched. It’s so easy to use and changing the attachments to fit your needs is so simple.
What’s more, the detachable blades in the MQ3126 Spice make is a joy to clean and most of the parts are even dishwasher safe. Braun, you got this one VERY right!
This recipe can be made in a matter of minutes and will transform your Thai dishes in seconds once made and if it’s a little too hot once you’ve added it to your dish you can put a little sugar in the counteract the heat!
Ingredients – enough for a curry for 6
- 4-6 green chilies depending on how hot you like it! Deseeded and roughly chopped
- 5cm ginger roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 shallots, peeled and halved
- 2 stems of lemon grass roughly chopped
- Large bunch or coriander (leaves and stalks)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 tsp. soy sauce
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
1. Put all of the ingredients into the 500ml chopper attachment that comes with the Braun MQ3126 blender, and whizz them until they are relatively smooth! It’s that easy!
2. Pop your paste into an airtight jar and keep it in your fridge for up to 3 weeks ready to be used whenever!
I like to use this paste to marinate chicken breasts for salads and main meals, or of course it a great base for a Thai Green Coconut Curry! Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I was sent the Braun Hand Blender MQ3126 Spice for the purpose of this feature. But all opinions and words are my own.