Red Thai Curry just might be one of the best things that ever happened to Jasmine rice. Its aromatic blend of spicy peppers and sweet coconut milk make it a sauce that has a complexity of flavor that is balanced and craveable.
Most often served as a thick soup made with bite-sized chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or tofu and vegetables like eggplant and bamboo shoots, it’s a vibrant and delicious dish that should not be missed. According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor (Summer 2017),
…the three most popular spices in restaurants are pepper, basil and curry. So, operators should continue to familiarize themselves with how curry could be used to draw consumers into their establishments due to its popularity.
Nearly all curries are made from a combination of chili peppers and spices that are mashed together to make a paste. These spices usually include garlic, shallots, galangal, kaffir lime peel, coriander, cumin seeds, lemongrass and peppercorns. Each curry…whether red, yellow or green provides varying levels of heat and sweet depending on the color of the peppers or spices. The addition of turmeric makes a sweeter/milder yellow curry while red chilies create a reddish hue that delivers more heat.
One-bowl meals have been gaining popularity and Asian inspired noodle and rice bowls are leading the way. Packed with protein, veggies and spicy sauces, consumers are looking for hearty and healthy options they can sit down and eat or take-away.
Could Red Thai Curry be your next bowl to try?