Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thai Green Curry

Here is the simple recipe for Thai Green Curry I use. It’s easy and quick and tastes great:

Ingredients:

  • 100g Thai Green curry paste – Mae Ploy or Maesri is what I use
  • 1 x White pak choi
  • baby corn
  • sugar snaps or mange tout
  • green chilli to taste
  • 2 x tins of good quality coconut milk (cheap, watery stuff makes a bad curry – try and get Thai coconut milk like Mae Ploy or Chaokoh)
  • Palm sugar
  • Thai Sweet Basil (optional but really adds to it!)

Note: vegetables can be switched up to you liking.

I tend to cook this in pretty big batches. You can halve the ingredients list if you like.

NEVER let this boil or it separates the coconut milk.

  1. Fry the curry paste in a little groundnut oil for a few minutes
  2. Add a tin of coconut milk, heat on a low heat and stir in the curry paste. Heat for a few minutes.
  3. Add chicken and cook for a few minutes without boiling
  4. When the mix is just under the boil, add the second tin of coconut milk.
  5. Cook until chicken is cooked through
  6. Chop vegetables, chilli and basil and add to the pan
  7. Add palm sugar to taste (approx 3 tsp)
  8. continue to cook for a few minutes whilst you cook some rice (Jasmine or Glutinous rice is good).
  9. Serve on rice.
  10. Garnish with a little Thai Sweet Basil and / or fresh green chilli to taste.

Shoreham Air Crash and the European “refugee crisis”

I’m struggling to reconcile the response to the Shoreham air crash with the current crisis involving refugees that is happening globally.

Don’t get me wrong, the Shoreham air crash was terrible and the families deserve help and support. However, in the last few days, I’ve seen shops collecting for the families, café’s donating their tips to the Shoreham air crash families. I have heard supposed stories of distant family members who barely knew the victims starting go fund me campaigns to cash in on the disaster and make £20-30k tax free profit from this tragic accident, effectively conning the public and exploiting someone’s death.

The families of the unfortunate victims will receive help, not least from the Public Liability Insurance for the event, as they rightly should without all of this public fund-raising. Is the offer of money not in some way insulting; it can’t bring someone back.

In sharp contrast, I have not seen any fund-raising for refugees locally. Just a modest contribution to this cause could greatly change the lives of these vulnerable people.

So, Great Britain, are eleven British lives really more important than thousands of others, just because they are British and died on British soil? In my mind, no they are not. These refugees (I refuse to call them migrants) deserve our help and support. If we have any humanity left in us, let’s remember the dead from the Shoreham air crash, let’s help the families, but let’s also offer the same compassion to those fleeing violence, oppression and death too.