"Great with slowly stewed pork ribs, one of my family favourites."
70g Mae Jum Jungle Curry Paste Order your Mae Jum Paste
800g Chopped Pork Ribs
700g Water (or Coconut milk for a milder taste)
5x Fresh kaffir lime leaves finely sliced
50g Fresh Mint, roughly chopped
Seasoning (to taste)
1 tbs Fish sauce (or soy sauce)
1. Add half the water to a large saucepan and bring to a light boil.
2. Add the curry paste, then on a moderate heat, bring back to the boil and continue to blend paste until sauce is smooth.
3. Add the fish sauce to taste.
4. Add the remaining water and pork ribs and simmer for 45 minutes.
5. Add and stir in the lime leaves and mint and remove from heat.
6. Serve hot with freshly made Thai fragrance rice.
7. Enjoy, it's delicious.
Jungle curry, or "forest curry" is a curry that originated in the northern forested areas. Since coconuts are not normally found in the in land jungles areas, this curry usually excludes coconut milk completely, although it is possible to add it for a milder flavour.
This curry is full of flavour and if you really love a hit of heat, but with amazing taste, then this is the curry for you.
In the forest the vegetables are usually the result of foraging in the jungle nearby the campsite, so mushrooms and bamboo are great in this dish.
CAUTION: Jungle curry is very spicy, and hot, and can be either watery with plenty of vegetables and meat, or simmered for longer to reduce it to a thicker consistency, great with slowly stewed pork ribs, one of my family favourite.