Thai Red Pork Curry

Thai Red Pork Curry
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
4 servings

A quick and easy pork curry that can be cooked in minutes.

Useful Tips:

It is important to fry the paste in oil first to release the aromas of the aromatic herbs and spices.

If your canned coconut milk has seperated into a thick cream and coconut water, this is ideal for an authentically cooked curry. Take the thicker creamy section and add to the paste. Fry and reduce until the oil starts to seperate from the paste and coconut mixture. At this moment, add the remaining waterey part of the coconut milk and bring the curry to the boil.

Slice proteins such as chicken, beef and pork into thin slices no more than 0.5cm wide. Add these to the boiling curry raw – they will cook until tender in just under 5 minutes. By adding the meat raw, it enables all the flavours of the paste to infuse the meat and creates a more tender curry.

If using fish in your Thai curry, it is better to poach it rather than boil (as this can break upthe fish’s delicate flesh. Reduce the heat to a simmer after the fish has been added, and cook until transluscent and tender.

Vegetables should be added according to their size and density. The larger more dense vegetables will need longer to cook so add them earlier on in the cooking.

Don’t forget to season the curry with Thai Fish Sauce (Nahm Pla) and sugar to taste, towards the end of cooking. A green curry should be slightly more salty than sweet. Red should be sweeter.

Courtesy of Blue Dragon



1 450
g pork fillet, cut into thin strips
Tbsp groundnut oil
jar Blue Dragon Thai Red Curry Paste
Tbsp minced garlic (or 2 cloves of fresh garlic crushed)
Tbsp minced ginger (or a 2 cm piece of fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped)
can Blue Dragon Organic Coconut Milk
Tbsp Blue Dragon Fish Sauce
tsp sugar


Step 1

Cut the pork fillet into thin slices. Heat the groundnut oil in a large wok and fry the red curry paste, minced ginger and garlic for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Add the coconut milk to the wok. Add the pork.

Step 3

Then slowly add the fish sauce, juice of half a lime and sugar to taste. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender.

Step 4

Serve scattered with thinly shredded red chilli.

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