Thai Green Curry

Vegetarian Thai Green Curry – Serves 4.

Ok, so as some of you may have noticed, I cook with a lot of Quorn. I don’t actually remember the last time I cooked with meat and the only time I eat meat is when I buy food on the go. I thought I’d challenge myself to becoming a vegetarian to see if I could actually do it and to see if there is any change in my workout progress.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe and Thai Green Curry is one of my favourites. I haven’t had it since I was young and so I thought I’d put my own twist on it.

Note that the following macros’ are for the curry only – if you serve alongside brown rice (which I’d definitely recommend!) be sure to add it into your macro’s.

Macro’s – per serving:

Calories – 239
Fat (g) 10.9
Carbs (g) 20
Protein (g) 12.7

Ingredients:

250g Quorn chicken pieces
100g mushrooms, sliced
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
150g frozen veg (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot)
50g sugarsnap peas, chopped
75g baby corn, chopped
200ml vegetable stock or a vegetable stock pot
200ml coconut milk
3cm (approx.) ginger, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
2-3 tsp green curry paste (vegetarian)

Optional:

1-2 handfuls of spinach leaves

Method:

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat and add the Quorn chicken pieces, cooking through.
  2. Fry the onion and ginger in a frying pan on medium heat for a couple of minutes, until soft.
  3. Add the mushrooms, pepper and frozen veg to the pan for a few minutes to cook.
  4. Once the frozen veg is cooked through, add the baby corn and sugar snap peas to the pan, followed by the vegetable stock, curry paste, maple syrup and coconut milk. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. If you are serving with rice, being cooking it as the curry simmers. You could also serve this with noodles if you like.

If you prefer your sauce to be thicker like I do, add plain flour to the curry as it simmers, stirring well. This will thicken the sauce and give you a creamier curry.

I can’t resist adding spinach to almost everything. The macro’s above don’t include spinach but I’d definitely recommend throwing some in whilst your curry simmers.

This is a perfect mid-week meal as the prep time is minimal and the leftover veg can be used in other meals throughout the week, like in my cottage pie recipe!

Happy munching!

A. x

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