Thai Coconut Curry
“The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook” was my very first cookbook I ever purchased. I was around twelve or thirteen, full of ideas about environmental responsibility and the beauty of vegetarianism (I was a peculiar boy). While the disciplined vegetarian lifestyle became a bit too hard for me to handle (though I still respect it), I kept this cookbook in case I got a hankering for a unique meal.
Most of the dishes I cook are meatless anyway, but I tend to stick with the same old vegetable palette (usually mushrooms and peppers, with a bit of spinach). Today I was anxious to try something new and this Asian beauty caught my eye. Ginger? Curry? Garlic? Yes, yes and yes!
I’m not really a fan of measurement and precision when cooking (Ma always said ‘go with your gut’,) so I traded in some of the specific units for ‘a dash here’ and ‘a sprinkle there’ (baking, on the other hand, is a different story). If you’d like a precise recipe, I do recommend picking up a copy of this great cookbook!
Earlier in the morning I cooked a few potatoes, so I cut up two of them for this dish. Along with that, I cut up a half of a large onion, two carrots, two cloves of garlic and a few slices of ginger.
Ginger is probably my favorite smell in the world! It took me a while to stop sniffing it :)
With some rice cooking, I cooked my carrots until tender and lightly sauteed the onions with a bit of olive oil in a separate pan. I then added my garlic, ginger and a few sprinkles of curry powder. Yum!
In this mixture I added 15 0unces of coconut milk, a dash of soy sauce, a bunch of peas and a few broccoli florets. This delicious concoction cooked for a while, engulfing the room in an intoxicating smell!
This meal was so rich and hearty! The recipe called for a bit of sugar as well, so I added some honey to make it nice and sweet.
I loved the combination of flavors, and the mixture of potatoes, rice and coconut milk made this a very full dinner :) Isn’t it a great feeling when you enjoy a dish you prepared yourself?!
Have a recipe you think I should try? Leave a comment or send me an e-mail at ChaunceyPGraham[at]Gmail[dot]com!