The Garlic Farm have been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 50 years and currently are the UK’s largest specialist garlic grower. The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight not only sell wonderful garlic, but they also have a broad range of snacks, sauces, chutneys, and cooking ingredients.
Here we have a jar of Thai Red Curry Paste which I will review, and then follow up with my own basic recipe for Thai Red Chicken Curry.
Tasted by itself before cooking, The Garlic Farm Thai Red Curry Paste certainly packs a fresh, vibrant punch which hints you could be in for a real treat once cooked. You can immediately taste the fresh red chilli and Lemongrass, loads of body from garlic and spices, and then you are left with a salty and tangy coconut finish.
Once the paste was cooked, and my Thai Red Chicken curry was made, the smells in the kitchen were utterly divine. The pungent lemongrass fills the air, but the coconut and lime also shine through.
The heat of The Garlic Farm Thai Red Curry Paste is medium, I didn’t find it particularly hot but I could really taste the fresh red chilli in the paste. Personally I don’t ever think cooking pastes should be too hot since you have more control of the heat if so, and you can comfortably cook for others without worrying about blowing their heads off. Plus, you can always add more chilli to either the dish before or after cooking.
The final curry sauce was a thing of beauty – you could taste every ingredient that went into the paste individually and everything flavour was well balanced. High notes of citrus and lemon grass, middle notes of garlic, ginger and coconut, and low notes of deep red chilli and red peppers. It’s an amazing paste that my other half described as ‘lush’ and thought the heat was just right, and demanded I make this curry again in a few weeks.
The Garlic Farm Thai Red Curry Paste is so far the best Thai curry paste I’ve ever cooked with, and I can fully recommend this if you want to make a incredibly tasty Thai curry!
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