Weeknight Red Curry
We had a busy few days with Tamra and Steve and have come to the very obvious conclusion we have a lot of friends/relatives named Steve. This season we have
entertained/housed (my brother) Steve and Kris, (Dave's brother) Steve,
and Mary, and friends Steve and Tamra.
Yep - we each have a Brother Steve.
Smoked Chicken Enchiladas from Blue Coyote Grill
We sent our friends back to Oregon with full bellies. Lunch at
Blue Coyote Grill
in Palm Springs
before taking Tamra and Steve to the airport was the perfect send-off... and
a margarita guaranteed a nap after lunch.
Your correspondent, day-drinking
Two Chicken tacos, smothered in spicy red salsa at Tacos G
So now we are back to the same ol' grind. Emails, work, exercise,
conference, lunch at Tacos Gonzalez and a home cooked dinner.
On the plane back from Portland a few weeks ago, I read a recipe in the April
2016 issue to Bon Appetit for a Thai-style coconut curry with cod. It
sounded like it would be delicious. The recipe claimed it was "curry in a
hurry", which only further enticed me to test this dish.
Weeknight Red Curry required a little prep work, so I chopped, diced and
sliced early in the day, so the dish came together quickly (and without much
hands-on stirring) while I was watching the NCAA basketball final.
The recipe calls for browning shallots, garlic and ginger in vegetable oil,
then adding red curry paste, ground turmeric, tinned tomatoes and coconut
milk. Once this mixture has thickened a bit, veggies (your choice) are added
and given a little time to cook, then chunks of firm white fish are nestled
down in the sauce to quickly poach. It was suggested to serve the fish over
noodles, but I used steamed jasmine rice. Garnish was fresh cilantro leaves
and lime wedges. Our neighbor, Lois (and her Golden Retriever, Rocky) joined
used wild-caught cod, cauliflower, red bell pepper and an
already-baked-and-peeled sweet potato. It was a good combination and I
recommend these veggies. I also recommend
Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste. This curry paste is widely available
across America. The finished dish was not very spicy, so you may want to
kick it up by adding an additional tablespoon of curry paste or passing a
bottle of Asian hot sauce at the table.
NOTES: This dish can be made gluten-free if served with rice or gluten-free
rice noodles (Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste is gluten free), and can easily
be made vegetarian/vegan by adding more vegetables or substituting firm tofu
or canned garbanzo beans for the fish. The recipe calls for a can of whole
tomatoes, which need to be broken up. Next time I will simply use a can of
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Until my next update, I remain, your curried correspondent.
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