Confession - this is the first time I made a curry paste from scratch. It just looked so delicious in the magazine that I had to make it:
So of course, I didn't follow the recipe precisely. I left out the prawn (not a big fan) and also left the shrimp paste out of the curry paste - not because it is made from shrimp but because I couldn't find it at the shops.
Pulled the trusty food processor out to make the paste - and it make short work of it! Then it was simply cooking it, with some rice, vegies and flaked smoked trout = done.
A side note, this recipe requires organisation! Sometimes, when I'm cooking, I chop as I go but sometimes everything needs to be ready because the whole thing only takes a few minutes - this is one of those recipes, so be prepared: