Lime juice and fresh basil brightenpork and noodles in a red curry.

Martha Stewart Living, January 2005




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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles; cook until just softened, about 2 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until just starting to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add curry paste; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add pork; cook, stirring to break up meat, until very little pink remains, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir in stock, coconut milk, and lime leaves. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice. Simmer 1 minute.

  • Add noodles; toss well with tongs. Cook until noodles are tender and coated with sauce, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with basil, bean sprouts, and lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

This curry is also a great match for ground beef or turkey; substitute the same amount of either one for the pork, and cook the same amount of time.