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BROKER. BRE #01313763 I With Capt. Vaughn Allen The mystique of Red Curry Back in the early '80s the food scene was insane in L.A. I was a chef/partner in a place called Restaurant Muse on Beverly (so many things-to come) and I was really into Thai" food. From Tourung at 3 a.m after the scene to Chan Dara at noon for break- fast, my life was Thai Thai Thai and them some. I used to put a red curry on the lunch and din, ner menus. Red curry sake beurre blanc for dumplings, red curry vin- aigrette, red curry and won ton nachos, soft shell crab tacos with red curry sauce and on and on. Over the years, the one thing I kept was the red curry and orange perfumed basmati rice. By then I was friends with Bowie: In the '70s You can have red curry with chicken, fish, tofu or he would show up at a place here everything. No rules. Courtesy photo and there when he was in town. Don't need to get into that, but he 3 can coconut milk loved the curry: I would get a call 3 T soy sauce at midnight that he was .craving 1/4 cup sweet thai chili and I would run to the restaurant 4 juiced limes to make it for him and his record- 1 cup fresh cubed pineapple ing people. (seems I did that for a Basmaiti rice, chicken or veg- lot of rock anff rollers and celebs, gie stock I was easy that way.) So we were 1 orange sliced up at a Stones concert talking about Slice orange for garnish, Barbados and Mustique. I hadchopped cilantro as well. never been. The next day I flew out In a hot pan put some peanut to Cabo with my ex on a surf trip. oil and get it hot hot hot. Quickly We were there for three days and sear your proteins seasoned with before we left for home, we went to salt and pepper adding oil when the Palmilla for lunch where across removing and putting in more piec- the way I see Coco his assistant es not cooking all the way. and guardian angel. David walks Toss in the empty pan the shal- over and kisses my ex's tummy and lots, chili ginger and lemon grass says, "I hear you're having a baby. string with a wooden spoon and How about the two of you go to my add the plum wine and sake string house in Mustique as my guests?" to remove bits from the bottom The only caveat is that I teach Joel of the pan. Reduce this down to (his butler, and never mind that 1/4 and add the red curry paste, I would become a butler later in coconut oil and bringto a simmer. life) my red curry. We jumped on Add the lime leaves, soy and thai it big time. Private jet surfboards, chili. Simmer a bit more and taste et cetera. That was my first honey- here. Salt is good? Heat is good? moon surfing Barbados and kick- Balanced flavors? Add the lime ing it on Mustique. We got married juice and this will take the flat taste at the jail in Avalon. Her 4-year-old away. Set aside. You can make this son T.J. was my best man and my the day before. Next steam your bachelor party was a bottle of Dom basmaiti rice per the directions on the Avalon pier. I splashed some with the stock and orange. on the seals while it was raining When ready, bring the curry uia and it was all about my private to temp, toss in the protein with party with resting seagulls out of the juices and slowly simmer until the rain as bodyguards to keep the warm. pier to just myself and the seals. Put a bed of rice on the plate A month later it was wheels up. and ladle the curry over the rice. Anyway many recipes to come as Garnish with chopped cilantro, I must keep on track. Here is that pineapple and more orange slices. same Thai Red Curry I am making Add some cool sliced cucumber for my daughter Taylor (real name as well. I really can't believe how Jagger), and her husband Kevin. many people read this. This is so Visiting from France are my sister much fun and I hope you keep in law Lina and her cousin Lou enjoying. Email or call me if you and, of course, my granddaughter have any questions and remember Thalia, gypsy and Annecy. Myto visit the crew at The Cheese norm is chicken, shrimp or lobster Store of Beverly Hills to really and giant sea scallops. You can blow your mind. Ask for my do one, all or do a nice tofu. No daughter Breezy or Norb, Tony, rules You only live once. Make it Dom, Siobhan (a click over the happen! a) Eric Rapha, or Linda upstairs! A couple pounds of mixed Summer truffles are in, the caviar meats or veggies of your choice cut is cold and the olive oil is nice and into large pieces or whole fresh make it happen. Peanut oil to saut6 4 minced shallots Capt. Vaughn Allen was a pri- 2 minced thai chili or serranos vate chef and butler for the ultra 4 Y minced fresh ginger rich and famous most of his life. 4 T minced fresh lemon grass Vaughn was recently called out 4 lime leaves of retirement to cook the intimate 8 ounces red curry paste (you celebration dinner for Sir Ringo can find anywhere now in theStarr and his close friends. Vaughn Asian section. Used to go to Thai is a businessman, scuba instructor Town) and most recently a yacht broker 1 cup plum wine in Redondo Beach. You can con- 1 cup dry sake tact him at eaptainvaughnallen@ 2 etips chicken stock gmail.eom. 2 1 Friday, July 13, 2018 THE CATALINA ISLANDER