Thai pork & peanut curry

Thai pork & peanut curry

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Use fragrant hot red curry paste as the base to this coconut curry dish with baby sweetcorn, coriander and soy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal388
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • bunch spring onions, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves picked
  • 400g pork tenderloin, sliced
  • 4 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 400ml can light coconut milk
  • 175g pack baby corn
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • steamed jasmine rice, to serve

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole. Add the spring onions and coriander stalks and cook for 1 min. Add the pork slices and cook for 5 mins until starting to brown.

  2. Stir in the curry paste and peanut butter. After 30 secs, add the sugar, soy and coconut milk, plus ½ can of water. Mix well, put a lid on and leave to simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

  3. Remove the lid, add the baby corn and increase the heat. Bubble for 3 mins until the corn is cooked and the sauce has thickened a little. Stir in the lime juice and check the seasoning. Can now be frozen for up to 2 months. To cook from frozen: thoroughly defrost, then heat in a pan on the hob until curry is hot all the way through. Serve scattered with the coriander leaves and rice.

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Comments (113)

macaulady's picture

Cooked this twice and my family love it. But as with any curry it's the quality of the paste that makes the difference, my son works at a very highly rated gastropub and they use the ones from and so do we now. You can tell the difference from the moment the paste hits the pan as the Thai aroma comes right at you! Something else I found out from their site is the massive differences between different brands and types of coconut milk and how they affect your curry. Whatever brand of paste you use you should check out their advice on cooking with coconut milk, made all the difference to my Thai cooking.

Kafie's picture

Made this to the recipe and it was amazing. Not sweet or too hot. Easy to make and easy to adapt for personal preference. Will definitely make again but will 'jiggle' it next time.

immiscibility's picture

Made this today but using king prawns and half an aubergine instead of pork, and it was amazing! I did boil it a little longer than suggested, to thicken the sauce, but noticed it also gets much thicker upon standing too. Very impressed.

Gillers32's picture

Made this the other day,was lovely.

Used Chicken instead of Pork and didnt use the sugar, added 1 red pepper to it.

Only issue I found was that it was quite watery so took longer before it got thicker.

Wouldnt use as much water next time and its an awful lot of baby corn, would rather adde a few more veggies than that much baby corn.

babybobby's picture

I'm glad many people like this. Many great Thai recipes were created by the Southern Thai Muslims, Massaman curry is a good example.

babybobby's picture

This is quite different from the Indian peanut curry I had before. The Indian version uses spices but the Thai version uses red curry paste. I wonder if the idea of using peanut was inspired from India?

roebuckclaire's picture

Really enjoyed this dish! Used 1/2 the amount of sugar and a good splash of fish sauce. I didn't add the additional water and the sauce was a great consistency. I'm not convinced it would feed 4. I got 3 reasonably portions (perhaps we were greedy!) I will definitely make this again!

leamac83's picture

Made this last night and left out the sugar as some other comments suggested and it was delicious! My boyfriend isn't overly keen on satay type dishes so I was wary of a dish with peanut butter but its not too much, its the perfect combination of spicy and peanuty! This will be a regular meal in my house now!!

smurff83's picture

Wow! This was so yummy! I added a tbsp of fish sauce and left out the sugar. I also only put in 3 tbsp of peanut butter which was perfect for me.
Definitely making this again!

Ktmuh88's picture

Replaced the pork with chicken and aubergine and it was soooo good. Will definitely be making this again :)

Bryony29's picture

Loved this! Missed out the sugar, swapped the pork for chicken thighs and added some chillies, red and green peppers and mushrooms to thicken the sauce up a bit, was lovely! :)

Costello3694's picture

Made this recently using chicken instead of pork, had to use an extra tblsp of peanut butter to thicken it up, but it turned out excellent. Take away quality!

loopylou34's picture

So blooming good! I used chicken as I prefer it. I left the sugar out as I don't like curry too sweet. It was just right without. I also added a green pepper and a red pepper cut up into 2cm pieces, at the end with the corn. Seasoned with a pinch of salt at the end (after the lime juice) as I felt it needed it. Served it with plain rice, it was just gorgeous! I now have two spare portions to take to work :-D yum yum

AndrewEarle's picture

Best thing that has ever been cooked in this kitchen!

nkgandotra's picture

This recipe was absolutely incredible. I added a red and orange pepper for an extra veg boost, but other than that followed the recipe perfectly and everyone loved it! Will be making again for sure.

EvoUK's picture

Straight to the point - if you're stuck for what to cook and want to try something new, then give this a whirl, you won't be disappointed! It is a very straight forward recipe to follow and yet the results are absolutely stunning. Fresh, zingy and warming. As always, you can play with the ingredients to suit personal taste, the only change I would openly recommend is that if you're still fairly new to Thai food, reduce the amount of Thai red curry paste slightly. Whatever you go for though, you're in for a real treat!

rehmy91's picture

How much roughly is 1/2 a cup of water?

rehmy91's picture

How much roughly is 1/2 of water?

leino's picture

We have been using panang curry paste and been testing pork and chicken. At this moment we are simmering a beef version of this curry. It has been a delicious dinner so many times. It has become our favorit receipt and it doesn't disappoint ever.

maartjevdm's picture

I have made this dish now a couple of times. I however use massaman curry paste and for two people I used one tbsp curry paste and 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Last time I used almond butter instead which works really well. And I changed the veg a bit using grilled aubergine and cherry tomatoes, I also added roasted unsalted peanuts. Finally I prefer to make this dish using chicken filets which I before use flatten out with a rolling pin. It's a very easy dish to make and very tasty. Because of the peanut (almond or cashew) butter the curry sauce becomes nice and thick


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