Thai Red Curry

Photography by jenn bakos photography

Bangkok native and restaurateur Emshika Alberini is bringing New Hampshire a taste of her home country with both her Littleton restaurant Chang Thai Café and her soon-to-launch brand of food and beverages. Since the restaurant’s opening in 2008, it has garnered awards and praise for its upscale, yet comfortable dining and excellent, authentic dishes. Here she shares a Thai cuisine mainstay that you can try at home.

Thai Red Curry


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Maesri Thai Red Curry Paste
16 oz. sliced turkey breast
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup sliced Chinese eggplant
1/2 cup seasonal vegetables
1 cup diced pumpkin
4 leaves of Thai basil
4 pieces of slice red pepper


1. Heat vegetable oil in a large sauce pan, then add the red curry paste. Cook for 1 minute and set aside.

2. Pour the coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the red curry in oil into the pot along with sliced turkey breast and diced pumpkin.

3. Add fish sauce and brown sugar, then taste it. If you prefer it to be saltier, add more fish sauce.  

4. Bring to a boil and add vegetables, Chinese eggplant, red pepper and basil.

5. Turn off the heat, spoon the curry into a bowl, and top with basil and red chili.

6. Serve with Jasmine rice.

“Thai red curry is perfect for fall and makes a nice Thanksgiving dish. It’s a fantastic meal for date night or a family gathering, and it is very easy to make.”
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. The Power of Power
    Healthcare, Trump and the economy are all lower on NH’s wish list.
  2. 2018 It List
    If you wanted to host the ultimate cocktail party, these are the people you’d want to invite....
  3. Trail’s End Pond Hockey
    A rowdy band of adventurers sets out for a spirited game of ice hockey at zero degrees in the...
  4. The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis in NH
    All of our neighbors have legalized recreational cannabis to some degree. What does that mean for...
  5. The New Hood Museum of Art Revealed
    The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in Hanover underwent a massive renovation and is ready to...
  6. Classic Yankee Recipes
    Ensuring that traditional New England dishes — pork pie, American chop suey, shepherd’s pie...
  7. Locally Made Food & Gift Ideas
    Give a gift that definitely won't be returned. Our Food Editor recommends everything from spreads...
  8. Decorate Your Home In White Christmas Style
    It’s time to deck the halls, and stylist Matthew Mead is dreaming of a White Christmas. Here...
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags