Oh Blogger you can be such a bitch sometimes. Today is the first day in ages that I’ve been able to post and Blogger’s buggy nature is making me want to tackle WordPress. Early in the week it was hot and sunny and we had the fans turned on high. I decided that I would start a “Leisure Club” for me & my friends with tennis being the first thing on the agenda. So I drew a flyer, sent it out and now the Strathcona Leisure Club is more than just a blip in my brain. Of course, I can’t even play tennis, but that won’t stop the fun times ahead. Tennis + friends + beer = good summer fun!
It’s back to cold and rainy weather again, but the hot weather didn’t stop me from thinking about curry. I made this the same day I made the tennis poster and a little hot weather certainly won’t be a stop to my cravings for curry. The key of course to this curry is pineapple. Really, don’t try making it without it….I mean, it will still be good n’ all, but it won’t reach the level of greatness that is pineapple perfection. The vegetables, however, can be substituted to whatever you’ve got on hand and chicken or tofu can most certainly be added. Just don’t skip the pineapple!
pineapple – coconut vegetable curry
1/2 large head of cauliflower, torn into florets
1 head of broccoli, torn into florets
1 red onion, chopped into large peices
1 red pepper, roughly chopped
1 green pepper, roughly chopped
1 carrot, sliced on the diagonal
1 T oil
1 t soy sauce
1/2 t crushed red chilis
1 small can of coconut milk (5.6 fl. oz.)
3 T curry paste (I used Patak’s Korma curry paste)
1 c fresh pineapple chunks
1. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok. Add the vegetables and quickly stirfy on high. Add the soy sauce and chilis and continue stirring. Turn down heat.
2. In a small sauce pan, heat up the curry paste (if your paste has no oil, add a small amount into the pan) and add the coconut milk. Stir to blend.
3. Add the coconut/curry mixture to the vegetables, stirring to make sure all the vegetables are coated. Add the pineapple and continue cooking until the pineapple has cooked through, about 3 minutes.
4. Serve over rice or noodles.