Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Random dinnery goodness

As it turned out, Indiana Squash (sliced very thin and stir-fried with finely-diced bacon, courtesy of the talented CM) was a very worthy side dish last night.

Ah, but that was then, this is now! What culinary wonders lie in store at the Laundry Fairy's abode this evening, you may ask?

Tonight: Japanese curry rice.
This involves peeling and cutting up a few potatoes, a few more carrots, chopping up a big onion, and tossing them all into a hot oiled saucepan for a bit of sauteeing. Then I threw in some leftover pork roast, covered it all with water, brought to a boil and cooked until the potatoes and carrots were getting tender.

Then Miss V opened this box:
That's right, we like our curry ROBUST around here. Grr! Raghr! CURRY!!! HULK SMASH!

The curry roux inside looks a bit like chocolate. V tossed it in with the cooking vegetables and stirred it around until everything was thick and glossy brown. Meanwhile, CM was busy making rice.

So here's the fruit of our several labors:
To tell the truth, it's usually far less formal even than this -- we tend to just put rice in a bowl and dump the curry on the rice. Either way, it's tasty.

This concludes another chapter of Cooking with Soozcat. Tune in next time for Clean Out the Fridge Night!


natural attrill said...

Sounds good and hot, we like it that way in our house too!

tlc illustration said...

My fridge could use a clean out too! :-)

Your tongues are braver than mine. I cannot eat my curry hotter than medium at most! (I always think of chocolate when opening those curry bars too!)

Scarehaircare said...

Now wait a minute, this is not the Clean Out Your Fridge Curry recipe that your mom taught me when we were college pals. Are you cheating?!

BTW, I had pad thai last night and thought of you while I was wondering if I should order the pho instead.

Soozcat said...

Nah, not cheating. Japanese curry is quite different from the curry Mom makes... both are good, in wholly different ways.

Actually, if you start thinking about all the various dishes labeled "curry" throughout the world, it can get pretty confusing.

mmm pad thai. That's hubby's favorite Thai dish.

Melissa M. M. McCarthy said...

Have you ever tried soy sauce on your curry? It's the best with a madras! Sounds weird but it's scrumptious. :0) Mel