Thai Curried Beef Stew

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Ingredients

  • Curry paste:
  • 6 chillies seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea-salt
  • 2 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, cut into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons sliced peeled fresh galangal
  • 2 tablespoons sliced peeled fresh turmeric
  • 5 shallots peeled
  • Small handful of coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • Stew:
  • 900g trimmed stewing beef ask your butcher to cut into 1 1/2'–2' cubes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, preferably light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried Thai chililes
  • 9 cups broth stock, preferably low-salt
  • 2 halved shallots
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4'-thick half-moons
  • 6 fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • Coriander
  • Thinly sliced Thai basil
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