Out of all the things that I make in the Thermomix™, I think that Pastes are the most versatile and varied. I have put together a list of the different pastes that I make and the recipes that they are used for. If you are a fan of this post maybe you might like to have a look at my Bones Broths, Stocks and Stock Pastes blog as well.
Most pastes you make are for more than one recipe, but if they aren’t, I usually make a double batch anyway and freeze, finding something else to make with these taste bombs. I love making these pastes and freezing them, weighing the portions for meals and put them in small containers ready for quick dinners.
Many times I marinate some chicken, pork, beef etc… in the paste with some extra olive oil, salt and pepper, pop them on top of some cut vegetable and bake. You can use the pastes to marinate/coat or cook with protein of your choice, including tofu, then bake, stir fry, or use in the cookidoo recipe. They are so versatile and really handy to have in the freezer to pimp up any protein!
Butter Chicken is our go to meal (at least once a month) I make triple batches of the spice mix and put it in a spice container so its always on hand. I also find that the butter chicken always has left over sauce that I put away for a very quick butter chicken meal for one. (Just fry up some chicken thighs add the sauce, heat and eat)
Tandoori Paste – makes
Creamy Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice
The Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) is the best Butter Chicken (not the quickest)
Tandoori Chicken Wraps
Masala Bread Rolls
Tandoori Portobellos with Creamy Coconut Raita
Tikka Paste – makes
Salmon Tikka Dinner with Steamed Rice
Chicken Tikka Flatbreads
Chicken Tikka Masala with Saffron Rice
Tikka Salmon with Steam Vegetables and soup
Korma Paste – Makes
Lamb Korma – – marinate in Korma paste and start from step 3
Chicken Korma with Cashews
Add 4 Tablespoons of paste and Cashews at step 2, cook and continue to step 3
Laksa Paste – My recipe coming soon, watch this space!!!
Prawn and Chicken Laksa
Balanese Spice Paste – Makes
Balanese Prawn Curry
Masala Paste – Makes
Coconut Lamb Curry
Masala Heke at 55 degrees
Thai Pastes – Massaman
Massaman Curry Paste
Mother Hubbards Massaman Curry Paste
Mother Hubbard’s Massaman Curry
Quick Massaman Beef Curry
Beef and Potato Massaman Curry
Everyday Indian Curry Paste
Curry Lamb Soup
Nyonya Spice Paste
Nyonya Chicken Curry
Thai Pastes – Red Thai Curry
Mother Hubbard’s Red Thai Curry Paste
Cookidoo Version 1 https://cookidoo.com.au/recipes/recipe/en-AU/r68365
Cookidoo Version 2 https://cookidoo.com.au/recipes/recipe/en-AU/r539718
Mother Hubbard’s – Chicken and Mango Thai Curry – sooooo good!
Thai Red Curry Chicken
Thai Curry Noodles
Prawn Noodle Curry
Steamed Red Fish
Red Thai Pork Curry
Steamed Coconut Prawn Soup
Coconut Fish Soup with Sweet Potatoes
Chang May Noodles – Favourite
Curry Pork with Noodles – Use Red as I haven’t found or developed a good yellow paste yet!
Thai Paste – Green Thai
Mother Hubbards Green Thai Curry Paste
Green Thai Curry Paste
Mother Hubbards Green Thai Prawn Curry
Green Curry Chicken – use 4 tablespoons of Green Curry paste and start from step 3
Tom Yum Paste – Makes
Tom Yum Going – use above instead of chilli paste
Hot and Sour Prawn Soup
Balti Paste – Makes
Balti Coconut Fish Curry
Satay – who doesn’t love a good peanut sauce!
Mother Hubbard’s Satay Sauce
Asian Peanut Sauce – add 4 fresh kaffir lime leaves (no stems) after step 4 before pureeing and use beer nuts (skins on) to transform this sauce up a level, see my live on facebook!
Chicken Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Chicken Skewers with Peanut Satay Sauce
Other Pastes you might need
Corinader Paste – the crab cakes are meh.. but the paste is amazing
Sambal Chilli – I don’t use the sugar and add onions in stead of Shallots
Korean Chilli Paste
Don’t forget there are all the stock pastes and sweet pastes and marinades. This blog has taken a lot of time, research and cooking to put it all together. It is very comprehensive list, However, there are so many more, but I had to stop somewhere… LOL! I have my chicken and beef stock paste available in my Thermomix™ “soup” ebook over in the shop as well as lots of free recipe ebooks when you subscribe to my blog.
I hope that you enjoy using your Thermomix™ more, to add fabulous flavours to your cooking!