Simple Supper Friday: Sirloin Green Curry

Sirloin green curry.

Remember the sirloin curry I mentioned in Monday’s post? Well, here it is, as promised! If you don’t already know, I have a weakness for curries and just can’t seem to get enough. Curries are often one of my defaults and always seem to satisfy. I guess I have a big place for curries in my heart. I prefer to eat my curry over zucchini noodles, but cauliflower rice works too. Heck, you can really eat it on top of any vegetable.

On another note, I have some fun things planned this weekend. Tomorrow starts out with some time at Clackamas Physical Conditioning with Jason Seib and then afterward, Jesse and I are having lunch at Dick’s Kitchen with a friend of ours (also a client of Jesse’s) and her husband, who we’ll be meeting for the first time. They’ve never eaten at Dick’s, so they’re in for a real treat! I always look forward to a good grass-fed burger there. When I was there last a few weeks back, I had my first experience with an elk burger and it was fantastic. It did not disappoint.

Aside from that, Jesse and I both work briefly Sunday morning and then talked about going for another round of blueberry picking later in the day. We might not pick as much as we did a couple weeks ago (15 lb), but want to get at least half that amount. We want to add to our supply in the freezer, but keep a little bit more out for eating this time around.

Also, I wouldn’t mind going back to Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider taproom in our neighborhood and having another cider. This sounds like a good Saturday thing to do, after a nice long walk . Jesse, if you’re reading this, it’s a big hint.

Oh, and get this, I have jury duty on Monday and Tuesday. I was summoned a few weeks back. I’m not really looking forward to being confined and sitting all day, but hopefully I’ll get out early or won’t be a fit for the case. I won’t find out until they do the questioning that first day though. If I do have to stay, I’m at least hoping for an interesting case!

What are your plans for the weekend? Have you ever served for jury duty?



  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, sliced in half moons
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lb petite top sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1 13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp green curry paste (I use this brand)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into medium-sized florets
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 8 oz can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped (use Thai basil if you can find it)
  • Sliced green onions, optional


  1. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the garlic, jalapeno and onion. Saute a couple minutes and then add the sliced sirloin. Continue to saute for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, curry paste, coconut aminos and cayenne. Add to the pan with the meat and onion mixture, and stir.
  3. Add the carrot, cabbage and cauliflower and stir. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
  4. Next, stir in the bamboo shoots and stir. Once heated through, mix in the chopped basil.
  5. Serve straight up or atop of zucchini noodles. Garnish with green onion, if using.

Yields: 4-5 servings


18 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Sirloin Green Curry

  1. Heather Dailey July 26, 2013 / 9:35 am

    I too love curry & have a place for it in my heart. I think you know my plans this Saturday, since it involves Dick’s Kitchen 🙂 The rest of the weekend will be homework, homework & then more homework. Having to log 3 days of eating for the nutrition section of my health class & grains is a section they have listed. Wonder what my instructor will say when she sees I’m eating none. Should be interesting. Have fun blueberry picking! I’m jealous, as they’re some of my favorite berries & my mom gave us the last of what’s left on their bushes. Hoping to get my new punching bag settled into a room this wekeend to start using it so the training I’m getting with Jesse takes on a new level & my aim is better, LOL.

    • paleoinpdx July 26, 2013 / 9:55 am

      Yep, I know your plans and am excited for you to try Dick’s Kitchen. You’ll love it! I feel ya on the homework and am glad that’s pretty much behind me. You probably remember when I had to do a 3-day food log, which obviously contained no grains either. My teacher understood that people didn’t need to eat grains though, so it was fine. Although, she was surprised that I only consumed about 19-20% calories from carbs each day (versus 50-55% from fat and 25% from protein). That was funny. The differences between sugar-burners and fat-burners, right there. Anyway, you know better than the conventional wisdom taught in the mainstream, so don’t worry about what your teacher thinks (not that I think you will though). There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate anyway! Grains are so stupid and people who think we need them fire me up!

      Have fun playing with your new punching bag! Sounds like a good time. See you soon!

    • paleoinpdx July 26, 2013 / 10:26 am

      Wow, you are a super awesome co-worker! Thanks for sharing, Megan…I didn’t know!

  2. Craving4More July 26, 2013 / 10:38 am

    This looks SUPER fantastic!
    On another note, I found a grass-fed burger place not too far from where I’m staying. CHUBurger. I actually really like it – it’s not the atmosphere of Dick’s or Besaw’s by any means, but it’s nice to be able to go out for a burger. They also have home-made ketchup ~ even a ginger flavored. I’m not a ketchup eater, but I thought it was unique and exciting!
    Have fun this weekend.

    • paleoinpdx July 26, 2013 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks, Ashley! I’m glad to hear you found a good burger joint and it sounds unique in its own way. Ginger ketchup sounds interesting too….might be something for me to experiment with at home!

  3. Mary Catherine July 26, 2013 / 10:49 am

    I love the Simple Supper Fridays. They are always my favorites!

    I am jealous of your 15 pounds of blueberries. I would feel totally rich if I had those in my freezer! I’d think “If all else fails, I’ve got organic blueberries to energize me.” 🙂

    • paleoinpdx July 26, 2013 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary Catherine! That’s so sweet of you to say 🙂

      Yes, I’m fortunate to have all those blueberries in my freezer. We’re blessed with lots of fresh berries in the Pacific NW!

  4. Naz (@CinnamonEats) July 26, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    If I put 15lbs of strawberries in my fridge there wouldn’t be room for anything else lol. Love the recipe and yes I did have to do jury duty once years ago but actually I got out of it, I can’t remember how though!

      • paleoinpdx July 26, 2013 / 1:55 pm

        Well, we didn’t put them all in the fridge…about 99% went in the freezer and the small bowl we kept in the fridge didn’t last long! We mainly just want some more to have fresh for eating, but will probably end up freezing more too.

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) July 26, 2013 / 2:54 pm

        Hehe I know was joking around since the fridges in England are half the size of the ones there! The traditional English fridges are SOOOO small but we have a ‘big’ one by their terms! I’ll have to take a photo of our fridge/freezer and show you 🙂

  5. Megan July 29, 2013 / 5:55 am

    I am absolutely obsessed with making curry now! My absolute favorite mix (you must try it) is coconut milk, curry powder, and chili garlic paste. It’s over by siracha in the grocery store. I have never made green curry before but I doubt the paste would go to waste in my house!!

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