Master this bold flavourful curry and serve it with rice and steamed veggies; the whole family will love it. 


  • 4 x 300gm beef shin, bone in

  • 1/3 cup red curry paste

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 4cm piece ginger, finely grated

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 400ml can of coconut milk

  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) beef stock

  • 1 lemongrass stalk, halved, bruised

  • 2 kaffir lime leaves

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 tbsp palm sugar, finely grated

  • 350gm butternut pumpkin, peeled cut into 3cm pieces

  • 2 Japanese eggplants cut into 3cm pieces

  • 175gm green beans, trimmed, halved, blanched

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Steamed broccolini, Jasmine rice, Thai basil, sliced red chillies, lime wedges, to serve


  • 1.

    In a large snap lock bag or shallow glass bowl place the beef and curry paste. Rub to coat and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight, if time allows.

  • 2.

    Heat the oil in a large ovenproof casserole dish over medium heat and cook the shallots, garlic and ginger for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly softened. Add the beef and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until seared.

  • 3.

    Add the coconut milk, stock, lemongrass, kaffir lime, 1-tablespoon fish sauce and palm sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce to a low simmer, cover surface with a circle of baking paper and then cover with a lid or foil.

  • 4.

    Gently braise for 2 to 2 ½ hours or until meat is tender and falling off the bone. With the lid off, add the pumpkin and eggplant to the curry with 20 minutes cooking time remaining. Remove from heat and stir through the beans, remaining fish sauce and limejuice.

  • 5.

    Steam broccolini and prepare jasmine rice according to packet directions.

  • 6.

    Serve curry with broccolini and rice. Garnish with Thai basil, sliced chilli and lime wedges.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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