Clams and pineapple red curry, or kaeng kua hoy saparot


This very sweet curry is a specialty from the Central Plain of Thailand. For a fancy presentation, serve the curry in individual half-pineapple.

Recipe for 4 persons

Curry paste (medium spicy according to westerner palate)

4 dried spur chilies, seeds removed

2 bird eye chilies 4 lemongrass stalks, roughly cut 1,5 cm galangal root, sliced

4 small shallots

4 garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste Re-hydrate the large chilies in hot water for about 10 minutes then drain and pound. Add, little by little, the other fresh ingredients into the mortar and pound to achieve a smooth paste. Add then the shrimp paste, mix and reserve.

Clams and pineapple curry

1 kg clams or 500 grams clams meat

400 ml coconut cream

2 small and sweet pineapple, cut in half and hollowed out. Flesh cut in 1 cm cubes

8 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced

1,5 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional)

  1. Bring 100 ml of water to the boil in a saucepan, pour the clams in then put a lid and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Drain, throw clams that have not opened and set