This slow cooker Thai green curry is just the warming, simple dish you need to make this week!
We’re veering into warmer weather here in mid-May in New York City, but the nights still have a bit of a chill to them. That’s why making a slow cooker dish like this Thai green curry pulled pork is a smart move!
This Thai green curry pulled pork isn’t a big, hearty meal, but it will warm you right down to your bones.
The instructions for this Thai green curry pulled pork call for slow-cooking that pork for up to 6 hours, but don’t be scared. This is slow-cooker territory, so it’s a set-it-and forget-it kind of meal. Green Curry itself is relatively simple, especially if you opt for using a packaged curry sauce. I love to jazz mine up with charred vegetables, cooked with little to no oil on the stovetop until they start to blacken.
Thai green curry itself is simple enough to make, especially if you opt for using a packaged or jarred curry sauce.
Even out the flavor of this slow cooker green curry with the cool smoothness of coconut milk, serve it with slow-cooked pulled pork, some hot white rice, and a side of garnishes, and you’ve got a fancy cooking meal that’s even better than takeout but required little to no effort on your end.
I like to call that a win! Enjoy this Thai green curry pulled pork on those cool nights while they’re still here.
Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry Pulled Pork
- 4 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 red bell pepper seeds and ribs removed, sliced into strips ½” wide
- 2 cup snow peas
- 2 garlic clove smashed with the side of a knife
- 14 oz canned coconut milk
- 1 lb pork loin or shoulder
- Cooked white or brown rice
- fresh cilantro stems removed and roughly chopped
- red chilis chopped or sliced
- Slice the pepper and smash the ginger and garlic. Brown the vegetables according to the instructions in step 8. Once browned, store in a resealable bag or container.
- Make the sauce base according to the instructions in Steps 6-7. Transfer to a resealable container.
- Store the vegetables and prepared sauce base in the fridge for up to 1 week. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Prepare From Prepped:
- Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and follow instructions in steps 9-10.
- Serve with cooked rice, adding the chopped cilantro and sliced chilis for garnish.
Make From Fresh:
- Add the curry paste to a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until it is fragrant and the color is beginning to deepen.
- Add the paste to the slow cooker, then return the pan to the heat. Deglaze the pan with ¼ cup of water, scraping up as much from the bottom of the pan as you can. Add this to the slow cooker, also.
- Wipe the pan clean and add the peanut oil, heating until shimmering. Add the ginger, bell pepper and snow peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have started to brown.
- Place the vegetables, coconut milk and pork in the slow cooker and add the lid. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 6.
- When the pork is done cooking, shred it gently in the sauce. Stir everything in the slow cooker until combined, then serve on top of cooked white rice, with fresh cilantro and sliced chiles for garnish.
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