Monday, October 24, 2011

Curry for People Who Don't Like Curry

I am a crazy Indian Food lover. However, I don’t really like making it. I just really enjoy my favorite Indian restaurants. In fact, I was in my little Indian happy place at the Brick Lane when I was in London! I am also really addicted to the magazine Real Simple. When these two favorites collided last week I ended up with a super quick and easy but very delicious curry meal!

Now don’t get me wrong…this was no Namaskar and it really wasn’t Indian food per se. But if you have a finicky eater that claims not to like Indian food, this would be a perfect meal to start them on.

Here’s the breakdown!

Red Curry Chicken Skewers
2 chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes
¾ cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp. red curry paste
½ tsp cayenne pepper
*I added the cayenne b/c I like everything spicy
pinch of salt
bamboo skewers

Fresh Cilantro, Chopped

Whisk up the coconut milk, curry paste, cayenne and salt until its well mixed. Throw the mixture in a gallon Ziploc bag with the chicken. Real Simple says to let it marinate for an hour. I left it for 2 ½ but you could definitely leave it longer and next time I will!

Before you start cooking anything put your skewers in water to soak so they don’t burn up on the grill. Skewer your chicken pieces and grill for about 5 minutes per side. Put the left over sauce into a small sauce pan and cook thoroughly stirring regularly. Pour the sauce over the grilled chicken. I also served them with basmati rice, obvi!

Additionally, I made a snap pea dish (also in Real Simple). Basically, put a little bit of olive oil in a skillet, throw in your peas and sauté stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Then add about 3 green onions sliced up into the pool and sauté for another 3 or so minutes, or until they wilt down.

Put all the kids on the plate together, sprinkle with cilantro and voila, tasty and easy curry that even people who don't love curry will enjoy!!!!


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