Basil-Coconut Curry Sauce
minced fresh, or 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
kaffir lime leaves
dried, or chopped fresh lemon leaves
red curry paste
In a 1½ to 2 quart pan on high heat, bring to a boil white wine, fresh ginger, fresh lemon grass (or lemon peel), kaffir lime leaves and red curry paste. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
In a blender, whirl mixture with cornstarch and coconut milk until smooth. Return to pan (with 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves if not using fresh, following). Stir sauce over high heat until boiling. If made ahead, chill airtight up to 1 day. Reheat to simmering; if needed, add coconut milk to thin. Stir in fresh basil leaves. Use hot.