Saute the bell peppers, fennel
in the olive oil
in a large, heavy-bottomed braising pot until soft. Turn the heat to medium, add the curry paste
and continue to saute for 4 minutes, being careful not to burn.
Add the coconut milk, shrimp stock, bamboo shoots, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Stir together and simmer for 45 minutes over low heat.
When ready to serve, stir in the crab, Thai basil, cilantro, mint and lime leaves to heat through. Serve with the rice in a large bowl.