Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Peanuts
Why This Recipe Works
Our savory-sweet massaman curry is a Thai dish that’s spiced but not spicy. To the traditional shallots, ginger, and garlic we add dried New Mexican chiles, five-spice powder, and ground cumin as stand-ins for the traditional but hard-to-track-down spices and chiles. Broiling the chiles, shallots, and garlic yields more-robust flavors and makes the ingredients easier to process into a smooth paste. We sauté the paste to intensify the flavors before stirring in coconut milk and chicken broth. Then it was just a matter of simmering the potatoes, onion, chicken, and peanuts until they were tender. A final garnish of lime zest and cilantro add a splash of color and brightness.