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Curry Paste with Peruvian Flair: Red Curry and Pink Peppercorn Meat Sauce

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During the summer my thoughts turn to spicy fare. It makes you sweat, in a good way, and if you can't beat the heat, you may as well fight it on its own terms. Serve this sauce over noodles, rice, or rice cakes. It's particularly satisfying with some caramelized onions if you have them.

I buy curry paste without shame for meals where I don't have a lot of time but still want something complex and satisfying. The imported Thai brands like Maesri (what I use) and Mae Ploy come in small cans with no unwelcome artificial ingredients or preservatives and are quite tasty. Of course, if you want to make your own curry paste, more power to you.

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