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Butcher Advice

Best cuts for Thai recipes

Beef rump is good thinly sliced in Thai salads, and equally delicious served as a steak with a Thai inspired spice rub or dressing.

Thai style char-grilled beef salad

Barbecued steak with Thai flavours


Chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef takes about 2-2½ hours of slow simmering, resulting in rich, tender beef.

Thai beef stew

Thai beef and sweet potato curry


Lamb eye of shortloin/backstrap are a tender option for a zesty Thai salad. You could also lamb cutlets.

Thai style lamb salad

Thai lime and chilli cutlets


Meaty lamb shanks make for a very succulent Thai inspired curry. 

Braised lamb shanks with Thai red curry sauce


Goat leg and leg cuts (shanks) are very flavoursome. Have the butcher cut the goatmeat into 2cm cubes.

Goat massaman curry

Thai style red curry goat


Buying tips

  1. When you are using diced meat for a slow simmered Thai curry ask the butcher to cut it into 2cm cubes to give the curry consistency in texture and flavour.
  2. Beef and lamb stir-fry strips are great options for a fast, stir-fry style Thai dish.

Tips & Techniques

Essential steps for a slow cook Thai style curry

  1. Coat the meat with oil rather than adding oil to the pan so the meat browns well.
  2. Brown the meat in small batches. Keep the heat at medium-high. Remove meat from pan, add the liquid and bring liquid to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, so the liquid is at simmering point before returning the browned meat to the pan.
  4. Check that the dish simmers gently during cooking. Stir occasionally and adjust the heat if needed.

Set and forget...make your Thai curry in your slow cooker

As a general guide 1 hour of simmering on the cook top or in the oven, equates to about 5-6 hours on low, or about 2-2.5 hours on high in a slow cooker.

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