On nights when time is short or you forgot to stop off at the store, take out is always an option. But before you pick up the phone, head to the pantry, especially if you have Mae Ploy curry paste on hand.
Usually we're the first ones to embellish just about any pre-prepared product. In our opinion they always taste like they're lacking... something. Garlic? Salt? Pepper? Spice? Heat? Freshness? Something! In the case of Mae Ploy curry pastes however, the exact opposite is true. We make it word for word by what's on the back of the package and it turns out fantastic every time. Every... single... time.
Although we live near a large Asian Market, the idea of tracking down 20 ingredients to make a fantastic curry isn't always in the cards. It might be for time or for money, but usually it's because we just don't feel like the prep work. As long as you have two cans of coconut milk and a protein on hand, these small tubs will have dinner on your table in less time than it takes Rachael Ray. You can find any flavor you're looking for here.
Do you have a go-to curry paste? What Asian shortcuts, sauces, pastes or powders have you found to be useful in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments below!
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