Thai VegBeef Red Curry with Pumpkin

20140830 - Pumpkin Beef Thai Curry - 0006-EditVegBeef Red Curry with PumpkinFor curry lovers, Thai cuisine offers many options. Besides a few of the hard-to-find ingredients like kaffir lime leaves, it’s very easy to make any Thai curry with the help of curry paste readily available on the market. It is also easy to make almost any curry dish into a vegetarian curry dish. For this this particular dish we mostly followed the recipe from WeiChuan’s Thai Cooking Made Easy. We used MorningStar’s sausage patties instead of real beef, and had to compensate for the sauce (vegetarian meat tends to suck up juice instead of releasing it, so more curry sauce was needed)Ingredients

  • 3 MorningStar Farm’s Vegetarian sausage patties
  • 3 c of pumpkin, cubed (if you want more diversity of vegetables, you can substitute up to 1 cup with broccoli, salted eggplant, red or green peppers, and/or onions)

Wet Spice Mix

  • 2 T oil
  • 3 T red curry paste
  • ½ of a 14-oz can of coconut milk

Curry Sauce

  • Remaining ½ of 14-oz can of coconut milk
  • 2 c water
  • 1 t soy sauce
  • 2 t of palm sugar
  • ½ t paprika powder
  • 12 kaffir leaves
  • 1 Knorr vegetable bouillon cube

If you are using MorningStar Farm’s sausage patties, toast them in the oven (or toaster oven) for 12 minutes @ 350F.  Slice them in half width-wise them into bite size pieces.

Combine the Wet Spice Mix ingredients in a large sauté pan.  Combine the Curry Sauce ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir-fry the Wet Spice Mix  on medium heat until fragrant.

Add the Curry Sauce, then bring to boil. Reduce heat, and cook for 10 minutes.

Add pumpkin (and other veggies if using) and cook for 5 minutes. They should get soft pretty quick.

At the very end, add the meat, stir well.

Serve with rice.

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