Friday, July 30, 2010

Hank's Coconut Curry

Fortunately not only do I love to cook, but Hank does too. When he gets into chef mode he's the most adorable thing in the world and he almost always makes up his recipes as he goes. In fact, when he and his friends get together, they most often "cook it up," as they call it, and make some amazing dishes. This one in particular is adapted from his friend Matt's curry that he made at our house a couple of weeks ago. Hank went off memory so I don't have much of a formal recipe to share as far as amounts of spice, etc, but it turned out absolutely delicious and I thought I would include the process he used (thank you Hank!).

For this recipe, you'll need the following:

1 can of coconut milk (I insisted that Hank use light coconut milk, but regular would be SO much better for a curry, since it thickens up a lot more)
veggies of your choice- we used broccoli, onions, and carrots
minced garlic
curry powder
generic "Thai" spice blend
chili paste
sea salt
1 block of extra firm tofu
brown rice (or quinoa)

1) Add the entire can of coconut milk to a wok.
2) Add about 2 tbsp minced garlic to the milk (we LOVE garlic so we go overboard, but do this to your liking).
3) Add about half of a chopped onion (also add amount according to taste).
4) Bring to a boil.
5) Add everything else (chopped broccoli, carrots, other veggies, and drained/cubed tofu, spices- all amounts of spice are to your taste, we add tons).
6) Boil it for awhile until veggies become tender- the longer you do this, the longer the tofu will have a chance to soak up the flavor.
7) While this is cooking make some brown rice.
8) Curry should thicken up during cooking time- light coconut milk will be more watery.

And done! You have a quick, healthy meal. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too!


  1. this sounds amazing!
    i'll have to put it on my "to cook" list.
    good job, hank. :)

  2. I'm printing this out! Thank you :-)

  3. I love this dish. My husband and i always order it when we go out but i never thought to recreate it. It will go on my menu for this week! Thanks!

  4. That looks beyond delicious! Omg I wish I could cook lol!

  5. That looks fantastic. It makes me hungry.

  6. looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I'm gonna definitely make this soon! Pictures to come soon. This looks so delicious!!!<333

  8. This looks yummy! My boyfriend also loves to cook!

  9. this looks so yummy! i'm going to have to try this one out. thanks for sharing it!

  10. This is for you!

  11. YES I have been waiting for you to post the recipe ;) Definitely making this for dinner this week; I'll let you know how it goes. xo

  12. Ooh, I'm so going to make this! XD