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Categories     Dairy     Ginger     Coconut     Lemongrass     Gourmet

Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Number Of Ingredients 8

a 1-inch piece fresh gingerroot
1 stalk fresh lemongrass*
1/2 cup mirin*
1/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk*
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons Thai green curry paste*
*available at Asian markets and some specialty foods shops and by mail order from Uwajimaya,tel. (800) 889-1928.


  • Peel gingerroot and finely chop. Discard outer leaf from lemongrass and trim root end. Thinly slice lower 8 inches of stalk and in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan combine with gingerroot and mirin. Boil mixture until mirin is reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Add white wine and boil until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Add coconut milk and cream and boil, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly. Pour sauce through a fine sieve into a bowl and stir in curry paste. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Sauce may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat sauce before serving.

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