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.
I don’t think I have ever made a savory pineapple dish before!
rachel, pineapple plus savory equals awesome. true.
tania, it helps that the tennis courts are located across the street from “la casa gelato”. 130 flavours of gelato!!
Oooh, pineapple…sounds yummy!
I’m not big on curry but the dish with all the veggies looks yummy! My hubby loves curry- so maybe if we get creative we will give it a whirl! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh fabulous. It’s hotter than heck here but that’s ok. Curry will make me forget the outside temp. 🙂
while I admit…Wasabi Apple was odd but good from La Casa Gelato and it’s pretty nice ( I like the limoncello best) but I’m personally a Dolce Amore addict. They only have 44 flavors, but they are so much better, La Casa is more like good ice cream, Dolce is Gelato. I really liked the Chili Chocolate but I’m wierd and it isn’t for everyone. (Get it affogato style for 50 cents more Rich Gelato + Smooth Espresso = Something Starbucks could never attain)
Sounds delish, and the Strathcona Leisure Club sounds like fun! I suspect your “tennis + friends + beer” equation will soon include food, too!
pineapple = awesome, crystal!
rachel, you should give it a try…even try out different curry pastes because they’re all different tasting!
jana, they say eating hot food helps take the heat, so give curry a try!
barista worker, i’ve heard that Dolce Amore is so much tastier! i’ll definitely give it a try this summer…but la casa is only 3 blocks away from my house which makes it very tempting!
Mmmm… sounds and looks yum!
Savoury, coconut and pineapple definitely works together!
eva, i couldn’t agree more!
you must have read my mind. i had a curry with pineapple at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago and can’t stop thinking about it. i’ll have to try yours out.
thanks sara! i read your blog the other day…it’s lovely and i bookmarked a few recipes!
dolce amore is worth the trip down there! really