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, 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

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

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

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

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

Coconut cream on top, coconut water underneath

Coconut cream on top, coconut water underneath


Drained peppers and vegetables

Drain but keep the liquid

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

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 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

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 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

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. 

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

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.

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 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

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

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