We have lots of recipes that call for galangal, including homemade Thai curry paste, spicy tom yum soup, Malaysian seafood laska and many more!
The spiciness of the garlic, chillies, lemon grass, and coriander is balanced by rich coconut milk and roast duck. This is a quick way to get dinner on the table, if you have a roast duck to hand. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and another 15 to cook.
This soup is for Thai-food lovers. With all the ingredients to hand it's actually an easy soup to throw together. You can make it vegetarian or substitute chicken for prawns. Some of the harder to find ingredients - such as glangal and kaffir lime leaves - can be obtained at larger supermarkets or your local Asian market.
This Thai green curry paste made from scratch with chilli peppers, fresh galangal, turmeric and lemongrass is quite spicy. You can make it milder by using fewer chillies, adding less curry paste or more coconut milk to your curry.
This Thai fish soup is delicious and packed full of flavour. Prawns are simmered with mushrooms, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, chillies in a seasoned prawn stock.
This curry is wonderfully fragrant. Serve it with jasmine rice and a side dish of Chinese cabbage or broccoli florets stir-fried with garlic and a little soy sauce. Packs of Thai fresh spices that include lemongrass, lime leaves and galangal are available from many large supermarkets.