Thai Curry Carrot Sauce

The sweetness of carrots and a touch of brown sugar balance the spiciness of red thai curry paste in this blended seasoning. Ideal for seafood or sprinkled over rice and roasted vegetables.

Difficulty Level:Intermediate Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon lemongrass, sliced
  • 300 ml (1¼ cup) chicken stock
  • 120 ml (½ cup) milk
  • 120 ml (½ cup) coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1½ teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Directions

  1. Place carrots and garlic into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5 or 6.
  4. Blend for 10 seconds until chopped. If necessary, use the tamper to press any ingredients into the blades while processing.
  5. Put carrot mixture, lemongrass, chicken stock, milk, coconut milk, fish sauce, curry paste, and brown sugar into a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes or until carrots are soft.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes or until temperature reaches 160°F (70°C).
  7. Place this mixture and the cornstarch into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  8. Select Variable 1.
  9. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  10. Blend for 4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
  11. Reduce to Variable 5 and add cilantro through lid plug opening. Blend for 20 seconds.

Notes

For lower sodium, use low-sodium chicken stock. Recommended for seafood, rice, and grilled or roasted vegetables.

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