I know what they’ve been saying. All that negativity and name-calling! I can dismiss it as petty jealousy, a result of being this awesome. But even though you can interpret it as a compliment, it still hurts. You know? Packing heat is a blessing, but goddamn! Even the most gifted culinary Casanovas have feelings that get bruised when mean things are said. So what if someone calls me the Prik King? Clearly they are jealous of my royal status and largess of dowry. All the red curry and green beans in the world won’t change the fact that I am living the dream, while they can only dream. It’s a start. But why can’t we compromise? Perhaps the haters could learn from me instead and in turn use their new skills to create a better life. OR they can keep smack talking and in turn make me look even cooler and more dangerous to the opposite sex. Either way, I win. But there’s room for more winners on the podium.
Total time: approximately 10 minutes
Projected cost: $6
Drinking Buddy: Thai beer to cool your tongue
Ingredients (Serves 2)
1. 1 tbsp vegetable oil
2. 1 tbsp sugar
3. 2 tbsp red curry
4. 1/2 lb chicken (can use beef, pork, or tofu)
5. 1 onion chopped coarsely
6. 1/2 lb green beans
Sauté the onions with vegetable oil on medium heat. Add the sugar and red curry and mix in the flavor.
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and throw into the curry, cooking through. Halve the green beans and toss them in, cooking for another minute.
Serve solo or with rice to cool down this spicy slice of awesome.