Massaman Curry Paste, Maesri
Massaman curry from Maesri is the same as our massaman curry paste from Hand Brand and Mae Ploy. For a quick delicious Thai dish using this product, stir fry one can with 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk, and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add 3/4 lb chicken or beef, then add two cups coconut milk, and stir until it boils. Add 1/3 lb potato (diced), a small amount of diced onion, and heat until meat is tender. If preferred, add 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts. Serves 4-5. Serve with jasmine rice.
Maesri Brand is recognized in Thailand as a high quality export product with rich taste and authentic flavor. The convenient and inexpensive 4 oz can is enough for 6 large servings, and we ship this in case quantity to many restaurants who depend on Maesri to make their restaurant Thai meals. Chances are good that your local Thai restaurant uses Maesri as the base for their massaman curry.
Ingredients: garlic, sugar, soybean oil, dried red chilies, tamarind juice, shallot, salt, lemongrass, spices (corriander seeds, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, galangal, cloves), kaffir lime, galangal, citric acid. Product of Thailand.
Thai Masaman Chicken, 'Gaeng Masaman Gai'
The "massaman" indicates that the recipe is of a "musselman" or islamic origin. It probably owes something to early Portuguese influences, and is similar in concept to the "sour and hot" Goan style vindaloo dishes. By Thai standards this is usually a fairly mild curry, so we find it's a good starting point.
In a CNN story, Massaman curry was declared "World's Most Delicious Food" (see below).
You might also be interested in our instant massaman which is easy to make and tastes very good.
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