Kirstin: Ho ho ho. Though, to be fair we could have used bought green curry paste, it did say that we were allowed to.
Anna: But we didn’t think it would take that long. And I guess that it didn’t, but when you add all the other steps it did take longer than I expected. Of course we had to use three pans too, when probably two would have done. Grrr.
Kirstin: Luckily you had palm sugar in your cupboard, not sure how easy that would have been to find.
Anna: And I forgot the shallot I said that I’d bring, so I had to cheat and use a couple of spring onions. Sorry. It was after we’d made the paste that I began to worry.
Kirstin: About what?
Anna: That there wasn’t enough of a salty element to the dish. All very Thai with the paste and coconut milk and lime, but where’s the fish sauce? Every self-respecting Thai-inspired recipe needs fish sauce!
Kirstin: Yeah, it tasted very sweet. And good, but as you rightly pointed out it could have done with some chicken quite frankly. Broccoli is nice, but it’s no substitute for a nice piece of meat.
Anna: This is what frustrated me about this recipe – I love broccoli, I love noodles, I love Thai food and yet I’m sitting here feeling slightly underwhelmed, and a little bit sick.
Kirstin: Yes! I felt sick. I will not be making this one again.
Peter: I’m looking forward to this meal…..
Anna: This is the second Ottolenghi recipe that’s left me feeling a little sick. Is it the end of the month yet?
Kirstin: One week to go!!