I love the Massaman Curry from the Thai restaurants in this region, and I had high hopes for this recipe. Unfortunately, this dish did not meet my expectations. While I approached the called-for addition of 1/3 c. peanut butter with some skepticism, I added it anyway. I should have stuck with my instinct - Massaman Curry isn't supposed be this thick! This tastes like Peanut Butter Stew! The flavor is decent, but it's NOT at all what I expected. I recommend starting with half the peanut butter that's called-for and evaluating the consistency after 5 to 10 minutes. The dish will thicken a bit as it cools, so take that into consideration, too. On a personal note, I prefer a "soupier" massaman curry, so in addition to reducing the peanut butter I would also reduce the amount of potatoes to 2 cups from 3c. I would also add 1/2 cup of minced onions for dimensional interest. I will probably use water to thin out the leftovers from last night.
***This was much better after adding water to thin to my liking. When I added water, I also added more lime juice to balance the taste.
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I love the Massaman Curry from the Thai restaurants in this region, and I had high hopes for...