Essential Thai Red Curry Paste
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Breville Test Kitchen

Essential Thai Red Curry Paste

Get on your tuk tuk and hold on tight! The Breville Food Processor takes you on a speedy ride, whizzing up an explosion of authentic Thai flavors that’ll rival any restaurant in town. Vibrant, rich and spicy…hold on to yer chili!
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40 mins total time

40 mins active time


Makes about 2 cups



  • (½ oz) dried red chilies icon
    15 (½ oz) dried red chilies
  • shallot icon
    4 shallots


  • clove garlic icon
    12 cloves garlic


  • stick lemongrass icon
    4 sticks lemongrass

    finely grated

  • finely grated galangal icon
    ¼ cup (1¼ oz) finely grated galangal
  • long red chili icon
    4 long red chilies

    stems and seeds removed

  • lime icon
    2 limes

    zest finely grated

  • shrimp paste icon
    2 tsp shrimp paste
  • kosher salt icon
    1 tbsp kosher salt
  • cilantro sprig icon
    4 cilantro sprigs
  • vegetable oil icon
    ¼ cup (2 fl oz) vegetable oil


  • 1Cut off the stalks from the dried chilies and shake the chilies to remove the seeds. Discard the seeds. Place the chilies in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to stand for 30 minutes to hydrate. Drain.
  • 2Carefully assemble the processor with the grey spindle and green S-blade™ in the bowl. Add the drained chilies with the remaining ingredients, except the oil. Process until a fine paste forms, scraping down the side occasionally. With the processor on, slowly add the oil through the feed chute and process to emulsify.
  • 3While a conventional red curry is hard to beat, this paste has so many other uses. Use it as a marinade, add it to a stir-fry or soup or toss through your favorite noodle dish. Simmer it with coconut milk for Thai mussels, add to grilled shrimp or brush onto chicken before a smoky barbecue. It’ll keep in the fridge for a week or freeze it in ice cube trays and pop one out when you need it.

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