Panang Curry with Beef

Panang Curry with Beef

This dish is was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was "spicy food". I am just going to start out this post by saying that when my friends and I saw this theme, we laughed. Almost all of our food is spicy... case in point: Also, this dish is probably my favourite Thai dish. I remember my mom ordering this at my first Thai restaurant when I was about 8 and feel in love then and never stopped. Because of this, I have never tried making it because I thought it was overly complicated and I was very wrong. That being said, this dish had a decent amount heat but it could have used more. The only reason I did not make it hotter is out of respect for a friend who was over when I made this that can not take heat like a few of us. Given that, the left overs, I cheated and added a thing of chili paste that I got from a Thai restaurant that I went to a week prior.



  1. 1 lb Flank Steak , thinly sliced
  2. 1 Can Coconut Milk Unsweeted , full fat 13.5 oz
  3. 2 Tablespoons Panang Curry Paste
  4. 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter Crunch
  5. 5 teaspoons Fish Sauce
  6. 4 teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar
  7. 1 Red Bell Pepper , very thinly sliced lengthwise
  8. 1 White Onion , thinly sliced
  9. 5 Chilis seeds Thai , chopped with
  10. 1/2 Cup Peas Frozen
  11. 1/2 Cup Green Beans Frozen
  12. 1 Packed Basil Loosely Leaves , torn Cup
  13. 1 1/2 Tablespoons Lime Juice Fresh (about 1 - 2 limes)


30 mins
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    Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spoon the thick coconut cream from the top of the can into the skillet (mine did not have cream so I just used a few tablespoons of the milk).

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    Add the curry paste and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and beginning to dry (about 3 minutes).

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    Stir in the remaining coconut milk, peanute butter, fish sauce, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of water.

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    Bring to a simmer. Stir in the red pepper and onion, cover, and cook until they are crisp-tender (about 3 minutes).

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    Add the sliced beef, peas, beans, and basil; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the beef no longer looks raw, (3 - 5 minutes).

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    Stir in the lime juice and serve over rice. Add chili paste or other additions.

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