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Massaman Chicken or Beef Curry

Massaman Chicken or Beef Curry - Zest Byron BayServes 4

Ingredients

175g Zest Massaman Blend
1kg chicken Marylands
2 tbs veg oil
400g potatoes, peeled, chunks
400ml coconut milk
2 tbs fish sauce (optional)
1tbs palm sugar (optional)
70g unsalted peanuts, roasted

Method

Cut Marylands into two. In a heavy based pot, heat the oil and brown chicken pieces. Add Massaman Blend to the chicken and fry for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer with the lid off for about 45 minutes, until the chicken is almost falling off the bone.

Serve with fresh coriander, rice and accompaniments.

Beef Variation

(pictured) Created by Sapna Mehta

A simple, easy and comforting Sunday night meal at the end of a busy and tiring week: Massaman beef curry made with a good quality readymade sauce/paste @zestbyronbay, Basmati rice and stir fried veggies. I use Basmati rice as it has a much lower glycemic index. As much as I love Jasmine rice, it has an incredibly high GI! You can substitute the beef with chicken or tofu and veggies. I pressure cooked the beef before adding the coconut milk, but you can use a slow cooker or cook it on the stove top for a few hours until the meat is soft & tender.

Traditionally, potatoes are added to Massaman curry, but combining starchy carbs is never a good idea so I have left them out.