Red Curry Sauce

Red Curry Sauce

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped


Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add lemongrass, garlic, curry paste and brown sugar and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add tamari and water; bring to a boil. Add coconut milk and return to a boil.

Make slurry with arrowroot and lime juice; stir into sauce to thicken. Add coarsely chopped cilantro.

Special notes:

Serve over vegetables, tofu or chicken.