A delicious mistake


Note: the photograph does not do it justice!

Whilst rummaging around in my freezer I found some pieces of leftover Christmas turkey and thought ‘a-ha!’ I can use up the coconut milk which I have in the fridge and make a Thai-ish curry. It ended up being very ‘-ish’ because it was only once I had started cooking that I realised that what I had defrosted was, in fact, gammon. I decided to go with it and was pleasantly surprised – the salty/smokey meat really worked with the Thai spices.


Diced gammon (about a handful)
1/2 a sweet potato
1 small onion
1/2 pint approx of coconut milk
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
2 dried kaffir lime leaves.
2 strands of lemongrass
1 piece dried galangal.
1/2 teaspoon dried ground galangal
A splash of fish sauce

Fry the onion and  chilli until the onions begin to soften, then add the sweet potato and other spices and cook for a couple more minutes.
Add the chunks of gammon and the coconut milk and simmer gently until the sweet potato is cooked.
Add a splash of fish sauce and serve with rice or rice noodles.

One thought on “A delicious mistake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s