Skillet Thai Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Tofu
Since Thai curries are basically stews, this dish makes a perfect one-dish skillet dinner.
Why This Recipe Works
For a simplified and streamlined Thai curry recipe, we used red curry paste, widely available in supermarkets, sautéing the curry paste in a little oil and then adding the coconut milk for a deep flavor without a lot of time or effort. Considering the trend toward lighter eating, we chose tofu to play the starring role in our Thai curry recipe. It became slightly slimy when cubed and immediately added to a simmering base, so we tried browning the cubes first, a vast improvement. We also added snow peas and strips of red pepper, which provided a crispness that complemented the texture of the tofu, as well as providing the dish with vibrant color.