If you have some guests coming over for Halloween and you want to serve something in the spirit of the celebration, then have I got a recipe for you! There are loads of foods themed for children, but this is a slightly more subtle recipe that takes an old classic and gives it a little tweak to make it suitable for All Hallow’s Eve!
Spooky Swampy Green Thai Curry Recipe
This recipe makes enough for 10-12 people, when served with rice.
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 6lb pork shoulder, diced
- 4 tbsp green Thai curry paste
- 3 cans light coconut milk (400ml each)
- 3 cans full fat coconut milk (400ml each)
- 2 sticks lemongrass
- 40 dried lime leaves
- 60ml fish sauce
- 6 tsp sugar
- 200g frozen chopped spinach
- 2tsp green food colouring
- 1kg frozen broccoli
- Coriander to garnish
- Rice to serve
- Fry the pork in batches until browned, and set to one side.
- With your last batch of pork, add in your curry paste and cook for a minute.
- Add a splash of water to the pan to bring up any juices stuck to the base.
- Gradually add in your coconut milk, stirring well to remove lumps.
- Add in the lime leaves and lemongrass, and return the pork to the pan.
- Simmer for 30 minutes or until the pork is cooked.
- Add in the fish sauce and sugar.
- Add in your spinach and food colouring, then test for seasoning.
- Now, if you’re making this overnight, allow to cool and place in the fridge, so you can remove excess coconut oil when it has solidified. Or, you can skim the oil from the surface with a ladle.
- Around 20 minutes before you are ready to serve, add the frozen broccoli, and then cook until piping hot. Alternatively, to keep the broccoli’s colour, parboil, then refresh under cold running water, then run it under boiling water and add to the pan at the last minute.
You can also read more about other Halloween food from past years here!