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  • Writer's pictureJust a Tad Salty


Updated: Aug 2, 2020

This dish pairs perfectly with Coconut Kaffir Lime Broken Jasmine Rice. The sweet and salty flavor combination of this dish, add the heat from the Thai chiles, all the flavors blend well together to form an explosion of gastronomic delight in your mouth!


6 cloves of garlic, chopped

3 pieces of Thai Chile (depends on your heat preference)

1 thumb-size Galangal, peeled and chopped

1 red onion, chopped

Peel and pith of 1 lime, chopped

½ Lemongrass stalk (remove outer layer), sliced thinly

2 tablespoons shrimp paste, unflavored

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and process in a blender until ingredients form into a paste. Set aside. You can do this ahead and keep in the fridge.



1-1.5 pounds beef brisket or chuck, cut across the grain

Thai chiles (optional)

2-3 fresh Kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced

1 can (13.5 fl. Oz) Coconut milk

Up to 1/2 cup Sugar – your preference (either brown or white)

¼ cup fish sauce


Water, as needed

Oil for sautéing

Season sliced beef pieces with salt. Set aside.

Heat oil in a skillet, on medium heat.

Saute curry paste, making sure to stir consistently for about a minute.

Add seasoned beef and stir fry (you may have to add beef pieces in batches--- as dumping all the beef pieces one time may not fry but steam instead).

Add Thai chiles (optional), then pour coconut milk into skillet.

Stir the mixture then add Kaffir lime leaves, sugar, fish sauce.

Stir and let simmer until sauce is reduced and thick. You may continue to add water to keep beef immersed, or until beef is tender.

Season with salt.

Serve with steamed white Jasmine rice, or Coconut Kaffir Lime Broken Jasmine Rice. Top with fried egg- sunny side up.



1 cup broken Jasmine rice, rinsed

1 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water (Depending on the quality of the rice, you may have to add more coconut milk or water until it cooks appropriately).

1 Kaffir Lime leaf, bruised

Pinch of salt

Cook as you would any white rice, but substitute coconut milk for water, plus add the 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water. Add a pinch of salt and Kaffir Lime leaf.

Fluff the rice once cooked.

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