Ready made fresh curry paste from the wet market has made cooking curry much easier for busy people and for WB especially *wink . When I was back from the hospital a month ago, he cooked this for himself. He went to our regular stall at the Kg.Simee market and bought this fragrant ready made curry paste and cooked his favorite pork ribs. All he had to do was to saute lightly the paste in the claypot and add in the blanched pork ribs into the fragrant paste. Add a cup of water and simmer over low heat till the ribs are soft and tender. He added the potatoes in half way through the cooking so that the potatoes will not turned out to be mashed. Mmmmm as he was cooking this , the aroma of the curry made me hungry and if not for my stitches then , I would have grabbed a bowl for myself. He cooked enough for his three meals while I ate only steamed fish and spinach ! So unfair ! But I told him, I want a bowl for photography sake and thus , I stole some for blog photos :)
Curry Pork Ribs - from WB's Kitchen
1 cup of ready made fresh curry paste from the wet market
1 sprig of curry leaves
1/2 kg of pork ribs - meaty part
a few potatoes - peeled and halved
sea salt to taste if needed
Blanch the pork ribs , drain and leave it aside. Saute the curry paste in a claypot under medium low heat for a few minutes, add in the curry leaves and blanched ribs. Stir till the ribs are coated with the paste. Add in a cup of water and simmer under low heat. Cover the lid and simmer for half an hour , stirring occasionally so as not to allow burning the ribs and paste at the bottom of the pot. Add in the cut potatoes and continue to simmer till the curry thickens and the potatoes are soft but hold its shape. Season to taste with sea salt.
Note: no oil needed as the paste has enough oil and this curry does not need coconut milk, but you can add coconut milk if you desire.