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                        GANG BA CURRY WITH MUSHROOMS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side dish                        Thai
                 Main dish                        Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10       oz           Straw mushrooms
      1/4   c            Vegetable oil
    2 1/2   tb           Gang ba curry paste, see
                         -- recipe
    2       tb           Soy sauce
      1/2   ts           Sugar, optional
      1/2   c            Oriental basil, chopped
    2       ea           Kaffir leaves
    6       ea           Red chili peppers, cut into
                         -- 4 or 5 pieces
 
   If the mushrooms are very large, cut in half; however it is
   traditional not to cut them in Thai cooking.
   Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat.  Add the curry paste &
   stir-fry until it releases its aroma.  Add 3 c water, mushrooms, soy
   sauce & sugar. Bring to a boil, adjust the seasonings if necessary.
   Add the basil, kaffir & chili peppers.  Mix gently & serve hot with
   rice.
   NOTE: I make variations of this adding a bunch assorted, cubed
   vegetables which I stir-fry for a few moments before adding the
   water.  Using the vegetables gives a main dish rather than just a
   side dish.  Good vegetables in this curry are: eggplant, zucchini,
   corn, cauliflower, bamboo shoots (I'm not sure how Thai this
   ingredient is though).
  
 
 
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