Cosy up in front of a movie with this over some aromatic brown jasmine rice for a real treat! You can experiment with the veggies, but eggplant, red capsicum and pak choy is our favourite combination. I like to toss in some pre-marinaded tofu or tempeh at the end of cooking for a protein kick.
1 very large eggplant
2 Tbsp coconut oil (refined is fine, or other oil of choice)
1 medium onion, sliced
1 batch of Thai Red Curry Paste
1 Tbsp light brown sugar (or palm sugar)
1 x 400mL tin coconut milk (at least 65% coconut)
Tamari to taste
1 very large red capsicum, sliced
6 bunches pak choi or bok choy or whatever you wanna call it, stems sliced and leaves just chopped in half
300g bean sprouts
Preheat oven to 180C.
Chop the eggplant into cubes, leave the skin on it’s good for you 🙂 Pop them on an oven tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle them with salt. Roast them for about 15- 20 minutes.
Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan then add the onion and saute on a medium heat for a few minutes. Add the curry paste and and continue a few more minutes, then add the sugar and let it caramelise.
Add the coconut milk and bring it to the boil. Stir in the tamari and sliced capsicum, cover and simmer about 5 mins. Mix in the stems of the pak choy and simmer a further 10 minutes. Finally, add the roasted eggplant, pak choi leaves and bean sprouts and simmer a further 3 minutes before adding the fresh basil and coriander leaves.
Remove from heat and serve over brown rice, garnished with extra coriander and basil leaves.