Blanch a couple handfuls of green beans – haricot vert or Chinese long beans preferred -> al dente
Stir fry the beans just to get some color on them. They should still snap
Stir Fry 2 Portabello mushrooms in bite size pieces
Stir fry a bag of spinach leaves that have been mildly chopped
Stir fry an onion cut into 1” squares
--each veggie should be stir fried on its on and then placed in your serving vessel (you could also at this time stir fry some cubed chicken thighs if you need protein or double up on the crispy tofu). Also you ALWAYS salt EVERY step in the process which means all the veggies as they cook. ONLY use Kosher salt or this will fail miserably.
Turn 4-6 cloves of garlic into paste
Juice a couple tbsp of ginger/galangal
Combine and add a tbsp or two of water to the garlic mixture so it doesn’t burn. Add to wok on medium heat until it is very fragrant. Then add a couple tbsp of Thai Green Curry Paste. Saute in the wok briefly. Add one can of coconut milk (full fat please), a glug of rice vinegar, a glug of soy sauce, and 2 tsp of turbinado sugar. Taste if it needs more acid up the vinegar. It will also potentially need some salt.
Bring it to a boil. Add the veggie mixture from above and serve.
Thai Green Curry Paste (Used Thai Kitchen instead):
1 tbsp cilantro stems
1 tbsp coriander seed
½ tbsp cumin seed
Thumb sized hunk of galangal
1 head of garlic
Half cup of chopped basil
Tbsp of kosher salt
1 stalk of lemongrass chopped/sliced
1 tsp of shrimp paste
3 glugs of fish sauce
Juice of half lime
1 tsp or so of turbinado sugar
10-20 Thai green chilies
Roast all dried ingredients in a pan, then blend in a $15 coffee grinder. Put all other ingredients in a suribachi and grind together. If you need liquid use some of the coconut milk you will turn into the curry later.
Serve with steamed rice. Even though this is Thai, I would classically pair this with a Japanese short grain rice as I think the stickiness mates nicer with the curry. If you want rice for the wraps, you would normally steam sticky rice for them.