Bloggers’ Favourites: Coconut chicken curry
Confession: for this month’s Bloggers’ Favourites recipe, I was absolutely stumped. Sarah doesn’t cook a lot, but loves spicy Thai and Indian curries. I tried to make a laksa, it was a disaster. I made a noodle dish, it was massively unphotogenic. It turns out that I really need to practice this type of cooking more. So I did some looking around to find a non-scary curry recipe, that didn’t just involve using a shop-bought paste. Harder than it sounds! In the end I found a really tasty coconut chicken curry recipe here, which is easy enough for a non-cook to make, but still really delicious and full of spice. I used around a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, which made it just sizzle on the tongue, but if you’re a fan of spice, like Sarah is, I’d also add a freshly chopped chilli at the beginning along with the onion, garlic, ginger and red pepper. So, who is this Sarah I keep talking about? Let’s meet her…
What’s your name and where do you blog?
Sarah and I blog at littlebeee.co.uk
Tell us a bit about what you write about on your blog:
Essentially I’m a slightly bored PA by day who vents whatever pops into my head straight onto my blog. I like to chat about things that make my world tick – creative folk, eating too much, thinks that irk me and of course not forgetting Mini B, my two year old.
Sum up your attitude to cooking in three words:
Inept, unexciting and tedious (*footnote – I ADORE food. I just hate making it myself)
What’s your favourite recipe (not necessarily cooked by you!) and why?
My dad is ¾ Burmese and my Grandad used to cook us these fiery curries when I was tiny. There was no exclusion for me merely because I was about 5 at the time, I was presented with this bowl of amazing chicken curry and I used to sit there with my mouth on fire. Literally burning. I’ve been a huge curry fan ever since – Indian food is my true love, I could eat it 24/7 and never tire of it but my parents also used to take us to an amazing Thai restaurant when I was growing up and I fell in love with Thai curry then too.
Last year, we took Mini B on our first holiday abroad as a family. We hired an Airbnb apartment in Copenhagen and unlike our previous eight years of wining and dining our way around various European cities of an evening, we found ourselves inevitably home for the evening by 7pm each night when Mini B went to bed. So we were forced to cook. We found a little supermarket nearby and chose the one dish we both love, that was easy and simple – Thai red curry. We ate that meal every single night for the entire week. With a bottle of prosecco to wash it down with. That’s the breadth of experimentation in the kitchen you’re dealing with!…
Fancy trying your hand at this red coconut chicken curry? It won’t burn your mouth too much, but you can always add in a chilli or dollop on some hot sauce! Serve it with some brown rice, fresh coriander and (if you put too much chilli in) a big spoonful of yoghurt. Yum!