10.Rice Noodles with Tuna and mild Pepper Sauce

2013-02-21

Dried mild peppers, soaked in cold water until soft and seeds removed Shallots, Lemon Grass, Garlic, Camphor leaf, Galangal, Chinese Ginger
Dried mild peppers Dried mild peppers, soaked in cold water until soft and seeds removed
Shallots, Lemon Grass, Garlic, Camphor leaf, Galangal, Chinese Ginger Ingredients for a tasty sauce. Just a few slices of galangal. not the whole root stem shown here Shred the camphor leaf and discard the stems
Sliced Chinese Ginger Sliced Chinese Ginger
Simmer the peppers and shallots, garlic and ginger etc Simmer for about 7 minutes just to soften them all, then drain - but keep the liquid
Coconut cream on top, coconut water underneath Coconut cream on top, coconut water underneath
Drained peppers and vegetables Drain but keep the liquid
Blended peppers ready for use. Place the peppers and ginger etc in the blender and blend into a paste
Coconut cream from the top Simmer coconut cream from the top gently to reduce it, Stir it regularly to stop it burning. Just a gentle heat
Coconut cream now becomes oily Coconut cream now becomes oily This is ready for the next stage
Add the paste mixture to the reduced coconut cream Continue to cook over a gentle heat and stir regularly for about 10 minutes
Add the paste mixture to the reduced coconut cream Continue to cook over a gentle heat and stir regularly fo about 10 minutes
This is the cooked paste after 10 minutes You can add fish, or chicken pieces into this sauce. 
I used a small tin of tuna in brine today I used a small tin of tuna in brine today - drain the fish first. Continue to simmer gently - and to stir, for 3 or 4 minutes
Add some of the liquid from the cooked peppers and ginger Add some of the liquid from the cooked peppers and ginger, until you have the consistency of sauce that you want. Add a drop of fish sauce and salt to taste. Add a little sugar for a Thai taste, as you like.
Serving tuna curry sauce with rice noodles Serving tuna pepper sauce with rice noodles Chopped grean beans (uncooked or cooked quickly) Sliced cucumber Sliced Chinese leaf Garnished with basil and hot pepers
Serving tuna curry sauce with rice noodles Serving tuna curry sauce with rice noodles Chopped grean beans (uncooked or cooked quickly) Sliced cucumber Sliced Chinese leaf Garnished with basil and hot pepers