Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chicken or Turkey Curry (p. 105)

Hmm...I still managed to have some leftover boiled chicken from making stock. HOW MUCH MEAT DOES ONE CHICKEN HAVE? (My grandmother would say that it was so big, it would be considered a turkey...I'm pretty sure that's not how it works).

I searched TJOC and found Chicken or Turkey Curry (p. 105). I've chosen against this recipe in the past because although I love curry, I don't really like pineapple in savory dishes. But it was ::sigh:: time. And if I only make the recipes that ring my bell, I'm going to have months of food that I think looks horrifying (timbales, for example...google it), which doesn't seem like a good idea.

The recipe is easy enough--you heat up butter, add onion, and then mix in flour, curry, ginger, and cinnamon. These are pie spices...not meat spices! And watch out...it's easy to burn the flour...

Coconut milk, chicken broth (homemade of course!), and pineapple are then added. Coconut milk and pineapple? A tasty tropical cocktail...not a meat concoction....

The cooked chicken is then added....

And the whole mix is served over rice...

So how was it? I have to say, this is one of the most unattractive recipes I've made in a long time. My version looks like dog food...I think it's because my curry is one of the ugliest colors in the world. It was pretty good (if you closed your eyes) but a little bland...I'm not sure how, it has a TON of spices in it...it's totally possible that it's my low quality curry that is the problem. Has anyone else made this? Did it turn out?

1 comment:

  1. I had to laugh when I read your comparison of this dish to dog food. I'm sure it tasted much better than dog food, not that I have ever eaten dog food. I have a small award for you on my blog!


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