Monday, May 7, 2012

Sweet & Spicy Coconut Curry

Looking for an easy weeknight meal that's packed with tons of great flavor?  Well, look no further you just found it!  Would you believe that this meal only takes about 30 mins to whip up?  You could even add some shredded chicken to this, if you wanted to.  So, this recipe came to life when I tested it the second time.  The sweet onion flavor from the leeks, raisins & the coconut milk, perfectly compliments the earthy shiitake mushrooms.  Then add in the bold flavors of the  curry powder & garam masala.  And finally, I added just the right amount of the heat from the sriracha, which really makes this dish one that I know you will love!!  It's not overly spicy just a nice balance.  As I am trying to find the balance between my day job & cooking great meals, we are finding more & more ways to cook up quick & easy meals like this one, so I can't wait to hear what you think.    

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 leek, sliced & soaked in bowl of water to remove dirt
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
6-8 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup raisins (golden or Thompson)
1 1/2 tsp maharajah curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
8 oz organic coconut milk
1 tsp sriracha
1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
zest of 1/2 lime
season to taste with salt & pepper
garnish with cilantro 

In a skillet, over medium high heat, add butter & oil.  Stir in leeks, season lightly with salt & cook til tender.  Add garlic, ginger & shiitake mushrooms, season lightly again.  As the mushrooms begin to cook down, add raisins, curry powder, garam masala & coconut milk, stir til everything is incorporated.  Stir in sriracha, a little broth if you prefer a thinner sauce (optional), the lime zest, finally seasoning of salt & pepper.  Garnish with cilantro.  Serve of rice or egg noodles.  

Makes 3-4 servings


  1. I especially love coconut curry and this one looks delicious! I'm looking forward to making this soon :)

  2. This was awesome! Best curry I have every made!


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