When I posted my ideas for dinner yesterday Rhiannon asked if I could post three specific recipes. Here they are…
Recipe one: walnut bread
Walnut Sage Bread came from the fantastic Bread a Day Blog where you can find all the instructions. The bread Tom made is shown below – it was rustic and delicious.
Recipe two: Massaman curry
This curry is not particularly spicy but does have a lot of flavour and is delicious! You can make it with chicken, lamb or beef and I bet it would also work well with deep-fried tofu.
The recipe is on the side of the jar but here it is anyway (with my additions and changes) incase you can’t find this brand. As I’ve written it below it serves two:
1. Stir fry four tablespoons of Valcom massaman curry paste in two tablespoons of oil over a low heat until fragrant.
2. Add 300g cubed meat/tofu and stir fry over a high heat for a few minutes.
3. Gradually add 400ml evaporated coconut-flavoured milk (better option that coconut cream) and bring to the boil.
4. Add one large potato, cut into large cubes, 3 tablespoons of fish sauce and 2 tablespoons of sugar (or sweetener). We also always add cubed carrots and whatever else is lying around – corn, bok choy – anything that goes well in Asian-flavoured dishes.
5. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
6. Add in one large onion, cut into large pieces and heat until cooked through.
7. Serve with rice.
* I sometimes find that after the cooking the top of the curry is a bit too oily – it’s easy to skim some of that off.
This recipe was from a Donna Hay magazine that I borrowed from the library. You can find it on the online edition of the magazine here (it’s on page 162). It’s actually called Chicken Risoni and Lemon soup. Lentils work too – but it just looks a bit sloppier.