Beef Thai Green Curry with homemade curry paste

Beef Thai Green Curry with homemade curry paste

Serves 6


  • 750 g Scotch Beef PGI blade steak cut into thick strips

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds

  • 2 cm chunk root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 4 medium green chillies, deseeded and chopped

  • 3 tbsp coriander, leaves, stalks and root (if possible), roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 stick lemongrass, roughly chopped

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 400 g can coconut milk

  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, fresh or dried

  • 1 large handful baby spinach leaves

  • 1 small bunch basil leaves

  • 2-3 tbsp coconut cream

  • Rice and lime wedges, to serve

Cooking Method

  1. Grind the peppercorns and coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder, until powdery. Add the ginger, chillies, coriander, garlic, spring onions and lemongrass and grind to a paste.
  2. Fry the paste in a deep pan with the vegetable oil for 3 or 4 minutes, add the coconut milk and lime leaves, mix well then simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile brown the steak strips in a very little extra vegetable oil in a non-stick pan, in several batches.
  4. Add the browned meat to the simmering sauce and continue simmering for 5 to 8 minutes until tender, but don’t overcook.
  5. Add the spinach leaves, basil and fish sauce and allow the leaves to wilt.
  6. Check the seasoning and if you’d like more salt, add a little extra fish sauce, remove from the heat.
  7. Stir a couple of spoons of coconut cream through the sauce and serve the curry with rice and some lime wedges to squeeze over it.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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