Jul. 24, 2010 1:03 pm
Updated: Jul. 30, 2010 4:41 am
So last night some good church friends of ours had us over for dinner. The menu was a tossed Italian salad with balsamic raspberry vinaigrette, watermelon, homemade chicken curry over brown rice, and some haupia pie (a popular dessert here in Hawaii.
Haupia basically means coconut.) It was a pretty darn good curry, and it was her second time attempting it, and for that she did a great job! She wasn't a big curry eater before this attempt, which makes me think that on my first upcoming curry-making attempt,
I will be a giant success. Lord knows I have eaten enough curry to know what it's supposed to taste like! :P
In fact, I have eaten so much of it that I fully expect to turn INTO a bowl of curry at some point.
Back to my point. (I do have one.) I am mentally and physically gearing up for the attempt. Pushups, pullups, etc. And buying curry powder. Here is where I have encountered my first road block. Do I buy powder or paste? Which brand? Which country's paste?
I am making Thai curry, since I despise any curry but Thai..Perhaps that narrows down the choices. We shall see. I will post the results!
I do know I like a nice thick curry sauce, so I will definitely be adding either some flour or some cornstarch during the last few minutes of cooking to thicken it up a bit. Fresh basil is always a great addition! And to round out the chicken which I will
be using, I will add chunks of potato, onion, and carrot. It's so good that way..
Personally, I like to cry when I eat my food. (That's how hot I like it.) Which brings me to my next dilemma. Where does the heat in spicy curry come from? I suspect it comes from the powder/paste itself, but if it's still not spicy enough for my liking,
what do I do then? I have a feeling Tabasco isn't gonna cut it in this instance :P
Well, I will be making it in the next couple of weeks, and I will be updating with the results! (And photos, assuming it isn't a complete failure, which it won't be.)
That's right, I said it won't be a failure. "Never apologize!" ~Julia Child. "Always be upbeat and positive about a new kitchen adventure!" ~me