Coconut milk is high in syns too but 100ml is 4 1/2 syns and it freezes well so I get a 400ml can of light coconut milk and freeze it in 100ml portions in small plastic tubs so it's economical as well. The fish sauce used is a Thai ingredient you only need a small amount and again it's available in many supermarkets but if you can't get it you can leave it out.
Massaman beef and potato curry
700g-1kg lean diced beef
2 large onions (sliced)
100ml light coconut milk (see in notes above)
4 large potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 bag baby spinach (washed)
1 tbsp thai fish sauce
low calorie spray oil
Take a large ovenproof and hob safe casserole dish with a lid and place on the hob over a medium heat. Spray lightly with the oil and add the beef and onions and fry until the beef has slightly browned and the onions are soft.
Add the Massaman curry paste and fry for a few moments then add the beef stock and coconut milk stir well and bring to a boil. Put on the lid and place in the oven at Gas 5 /190/375 and cook for one hour.
Take out of the oven and place back on the hob over a medium heat (be very careful the dish is HOT !!)
Remove the lid and add the diced potatoes, stir well leave to simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are soft then stir in the bag of spinach which looks like a lot but it wilts down quite quickly.
Add the fish sauce and taste in case needs a little more or if not using the fish sauce taste as you may need a little salt.
Serves 4 generously at 1.5 syns per person.