Wednesday, January 6, 2010


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.
Grated coconut
Peanuts, roughly chopped
Green onion chopped
Bacon crumbled
Pineapple chunks
Banana slices
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.

1 comment:

  1. MMM, Chicken Curry sounds like a great idea for this blustery day. Since we just watched Julie and Julia last night, it made me think I should try a new recipe by Marilyn each day!