Today I cooked at Community Meals, it was a good day for food. We served oven fried chicken, mash potatoes, peas mixed with pimientos, onions and bacon, salad, homemade rolls and dessert. It was a hard cooking day, but I'm sure everyone enjoyed a comfort food meal in this cold weather. I wish our meals could be this good everyday, but then it wouldn't be a special meal, would it?
I have two curry recipes that are favorites. I think either sauce could be used for shrimp or chicken, but I'll include both as written and you can decide.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 medium onions chopped
2 tart apples, peeled and chopped
6 ribs celery chopped
5 tablespoons curry powder
1/4 cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups whole cooked chicken breasts, chopped
1/4 cup raisins
Melt butter in large skillet, add onions, apples and celery. Combine flour and curry. Add to vegetables, cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, cook until smooth, add chicken and raisins. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes. Serve over rice with condiments.
CONDIMENTS FOR BOTH DISHES:
Peanuts, roughly chopped
Green onion chopped
Place 5 pounds of shrimp in enough water to cover, add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 medium onion sliced, 2 lemons sliced and 6 peppercorns. Bring to a boil, cook until pink, 1 to 2 minutes, no more than 5. Drain and set aside. When cool, shell and remove dark veins.
1/2 cup butter
2 to 3 tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped tart apple
2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup evaporated milk
5 pounds shrimp, see above
Melt butter in extra large skillet. Add curry powder,chopped onions and diced apples, saute 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 2 cups chicken stock, simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup water, mix into hot liquid, stir until thickened. Add shrimp and 1 cup evaporated milk. Mix well and simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
When cooled, this may be refrigerated for one to two days or frozen.
Serve with rice and condiments.
I will post in a day or two a Rice Pilau which also goes well with these dishes.