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PosieReturningParker Thu 03-Mar-16 19:08:10

My DH is a trained chef, he trained at the Savoy.... He hasn't done it for about twenty years though.

He does most of the cooking when he's here. I am a good cook, cook from scratch and bake.

I recently bought an amazing cheat Thai curry it's honestly as good as some I've eaten in Thailand for about £2.50. You just add veg or meat or whatever, go and buy it if you haven't!!

Anyway this kit is perfect, good balance of ingredients and quick. I had some garlic butter on the side for the kids pizza crusts. Husband picked it up, please don't use it, I say. Then I go to put it on the table for the kids and it's gone.

He's put it in the Thai curry, you know those Thais and their butter heavy curries! This is not because he didn't know he shouldn't use it, it's because he's a know all about cooking and thinks he's still a bloody authority on cooking.

AIBU in thinking he's a bloody idiot???

KitKatCustard Thu 03-Mar-16 19:11:38

Just buy a ready meal from Waitrose/Tesco/Aldi/Sainsbury's (delete as applicable) and don't angst about it.

To be fair, I have no idea what you are on about as I follow my own instructions above.

wickedwaterwitch Thu 03-Mar-16 19:12:28

YANBU - how odd to put butter in a Thai curry

BlueMoonRising Thu 03-Mar-16 19:14:13

Garlic butter in a curry?



Is it the ones you get in Morrison's? They are amazing! Just wish I had a Morrison's near me envy

LineyReborn Thu 03-Mar-16 19:15:31

So it's £2.50 for some spices? Or do you get more?

I don't think your husband is stupid, no. But it seems odd to simply work across you like that when you had asked him not to.

ZiggyFartdust Thu 03-Mar-16 19:19:13

No reason not to put butter in a curry. Sure half the curries in the world are made with ghee, which is butter, of a sort. It's not going to do it any harm.
YABU to call him stupid. Yabu to spam us about rip off meal kits.

Grilledaubergines Thu 03-Mar-16 19:20:03

That is quite odd. The beauty of Thai curries is that they are light and fresh tasting. And aren't full of garlic butter!

I use the paste and a tin of coconut milk for mine but am keen to know what you've used so I can try.

The ready meals are about as authentic as a slice of Billy Sausage is to a lovely gammon joint.

PosieReturningParker Thu 03-Mar-16 19:21:51

Spam? Funny. There was no spam, spam in curry is more weird than garlic butter!

PosieReturningParker Thu 03-Mar-16 19:23:06

The £2.50 kit includes paste, milk and herbs.... Not a rip off. Blue dragon I think.
Not good with spam or garlic butter gringrin

Waypasttethersend Thu 03-Mar-16 19:24:32

Yanbu perfect chef DH does this, butts in halfway through me cooking to fix/change something and then wonders why I won't cook hmm

He did it to the DCs pasta one night "oh but just onion and tomatoes is flavourless!" Yes but they like bloody flavourless they DONT like the Worcestershire sauce he snuck in angry

ZiggyFartdust Thu 03-Mar-16 19:31:06

I've had spam curry, in Hawaii. They love spam there. Very under rated foodstuff, is spam.

PosieReturningParker Thu 03-Mar-16 19:36:48

I'm rethinking the Spam!

I've never eaten spam

ouryve Thu 03-Mar-16 19:38:48

Ziggy Thai curries are not made with ghee. You'd expect a trained chef to know that. They're mostly dairy free, if anything.

And they're high fat and uctuous enough with all the coconut in them, without adding a wodge of butter!

katemiddletonsothermum Thu 03-Mar-16 19:41:08

YADNBU. It should have been yak butter. rolls eyes don't these chefs know anything?

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Thu 03-Mar-16 19:41:09

That's cheffyness, that is. Stick a half pound of butter in everything then it'll taste food. To be fair, it mostly does...

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Thu 03-Mar-16 19:41:29

Taste good FFS.

Queenbean Thu 03-Mar-16 19:42:17

I think that in a blind taste test 99% of people could not taste the difference in a Thai curry made with garlic butter and one made without. So it really doesn't matter now does it

Now, him being a pain in the arse and using ingredients you've reserved for the children is an arse ache and he is BU

ZiggyFartdust Thu 03-Mar-16 19:49:36

I know that thai curries are not made with ghee. I imagine the chef also knows that. Thai curries are also not made with a kit from Tesco, if you want to be authentic. But if you are making one that way, a pat of garlic butter will make little effect either way, is the point.

fluffypenguinbelly Thu 03-Mar-16 19:54:09

Um. This is Mumsnet. People will be turning their noses up so high at the thought of you buying a LAZY Thai-in-a-box that they won't have time to think about the butter. On this forum we source our herbs directly from Thailand and really how hard is it to buy the ingredients separately from specialist shops. You deserve all the interfering husband you get.

fluffypenguinbelly Thu 03-Mar-16 19:54:57

Fab x-post with the above statement^ grin

TattyCat Thu 03-Mar-16 19:57:05

God, spam.

I thought I remembered it being really, really, really nice from my childhood days. Sometime in my 20s I bought some. Oh my! Not good. Cue my childhood memory totally wrecked sad

ZiggyFartdust Thu 03-Mar-16 19:57:47

To be clear: I don't want to be authentic. My thai curry comes from the thai takeaway if its here at all, it definitely doesn't come out of my kitchen.
But you can't argue about what as is supposed to be in a proper thai curry if said curry comes from a box kit, its illogical.

And almost anything tastes better with a bit of butter in it.

PosieReturningParker Thu 03-Mar-16 19:58:27

Ahem. I'll have you know I bought the kit in waitrose along with mushrooms I forested myself and vegetables my nanny picked from the raised beds on the allotment where we house the homeless in sheds!

mupperoon Thu 03-Mar-16 20:00:01

I've had a spam curry in a village just outside Chiang Mai. No garlic butter in it though!

PosieReturningParker Thu 03-Mar-16 20:00:03

Honestly it's nicer than a take away.

I am middle class despite the kit, we even have a shit car.

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