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SP Herb Proudly present our Mae Supen Curry paste - All Curry paste: No Artificial Colour, No Preservative, No MSG Added, No Sugar and Gluten Free.
"Nam Prik Mae Supen" is originated from the flavour of the southern food recipe (Chumporn Province) which is a strong but delicious chilli paste. The secret behind the delicious taste of "Nam Prik Mae Suphen" is not only the natural raw material but the product also possesses the local intellectual technology like "chilli grinding". The grinding machine was developed especially for chilli grinding which increases the flavour, smell and fine texture of the chilli paste which will uniquely satisfy the Customers palate.
Panang (also spelled Phanaeng) curry paste is made with dried chilli peppers, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime zest, coriander root, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, shallot, shrimp paste, salt and peanuts. The traditional dish is usually made with meat cut into thin strips, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, phanaeng curry paste, palm sugar and fish sauce.
This dish could not be easier to make! I bought some chicken breast for the meat content; I already had coconut milk and rice on hand, so the process was really straightforward. The directions were straightforward and in the time it took the rice to cook the curry was ready as well! That is the sort of cooking I like when I have been working all day and then have to cook for the family in the evening. Of course, I could assemble the herbs and spices myself - but in terms of the time involved and the possibility that at least one of the spices might not be available, it does not make sense.
The packet instructions suggested the paste should be cooked in a little vegetable oil till fragrant. That is an understatement - the smell of the sizzling spices was unbelievably good and everyone kept asking how long it would be before it was ready. And that was before I had even added the meat! I admit to wishing I could hurry up the process myself so I could get to taste some too.
We had six people (including myself and two children) to taste the result, and five of us thought this product was superb. One of the children (Mr Seven) would not taste it, but he is quite fussy about what he eats and does not enjoy spicy food at all. Hopefully he will grow out of that! Miss Five, on the other hand, enjoyed it because it was not too hot and she will try anything. The four adults were unanimous - it was one of the nicest curries they had ever tasted. The balance of spices was perfect: they were blended so perfectly that the individual flavours could not be isolated, and the initial searing with oil had allowed them to fuse into a smooth, creamy mix without any bitter aftertaste.
The one reservation I had was about the recommended number of servings - I don't think there would be quite enough for three adults. Especially since the taste is so nice - I for one was tempted to have a second helping but by then it had all disappeared.
As a family, we plan to try this product with some variations now that I know how easy it is to prepare. Collectively, we thought it would be nice made as a vegetarian dish with lentils or chickpeas - the sauce is not too dry so it would go well with these pulses. We also thought it might be nice with fish. Miss Five said she would like yoghurt with hers next time - a good idea which we all agreed with. The other possibility was to add a little more coconut milk. However we prepare it, we will certainly be looking for this product when shopping.
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