The easiest curry ever....?

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  1. french fries

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    I feel like making chicken curry tonight, I just don't have a whole lot of time today.... so I'm thinking of making a curry paste, roasting the paste with the chicken, adding some coconut milk, some chicken stock, and seasoning with lime juice and fish sauce. 

    Curry paste, what could I throw in there? So far I'm thinking

    - Ginger

    - Garlic

    - Palm sugar

    - Shallots

    - Turmeric

    I wish I had some shrimp paste but I'm all out. 

    What else could I add? I don't have any Asian herbs... Seems like I'm missing something obvious...  Any spices I should be thinking of? My brain is elsewhere today...

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. phatch

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    Cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves...All ground. That's more Indian than Thai though.

    Lemongrass, citrus, cilantro, chile's
     
  3. french fries

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    Cumin! Coriander! That sounds great, thanks phatch. Cinnamon and cloves... hmmm don't feel like it today. 

    Lemongrass would be amazing.. actually I may have some in the backyard!! Cilantro and chilies would be great but I don't have any. 
     
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    Do you have any celery with leaves, if so chop up the leaves, kinda sorta cilantroesque (made up word, but what the hey).
     
  5. butzy

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    Yep, you are definitely missing the chili's.

    You can use any chili paste instead (if you have), or otherwise even powdered.

    Something citrus is also missing:

    Lime or lemon zest can work, but since you have lemon grass, I would use that.

    Coriander sounds like a good plan.

    Since you don't have cilantro, I suppose you don't have coriander roots either /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

    And you need fish sauce. Not for the paste obviously, but definitely for the meal!

    I normally have some curry pastes handy for if I want to make a quick Thai curry. I will always add something to it to make it a bit less generic though (normally some chilis, lime juice and kaffir lime leaves)

    Good luck and bon appetit