Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slow Cooker Thai-Style Curry

Honestly, I was quite disappointed in both of these crock pot dishes. Since they were coming from Rachel Ray's kitchen staff my expectations were high, but both this and the Indian-Style left me wishing for more flavor.

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  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1-inch knob ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 large eggplant, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Brown rice
  • In the bowl of a crock pot combine the coconut milk, brown sugar, soy sauce, chili paste, and fish sauce (if you're using it). To that add the onion, garlic, ginger, bell peppers, eggplant, sweet potatoes, and chicken. Turn the crock pot on to high heat, cover it, and let the curry stew for about 4 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

    Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

    I did, however, find a way to conquer my disappointment with this...SO GOOD!!!

    (I always have chilled coffee on hand. Whenever I make a great pot of coffee I freeze any leftovers in an ice cube tray and then toss them in a freezer bag.)

    Spiked Iced Cappuccino

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    1/4 cup honey or sugar
    1/4 cup water
    Crushed ice
    2 cups freshly brewed espresso, chilled
    6 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
    1 cup skim or 1% milk

    Stir the honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the honey dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool the sugar syrup completely.

    Fill 6 (8 to 12-ounce) glasses halfway with crushed ice. Pour the espresso over the ice, dividing equally. Pour 1 tablespoon of the sugar syrup and 1 tablespoon of amaretto into each glass. Stir to blend. Pour the milk into each and serve.

    Recipe courtesy of Everyday Italian

    Summer CSA - Week 9

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    zucchini lb

    acorn squash

    butternut squash

    2 delicata squash

    spaghetti squash

    2 green bell peppers

    2 pablano peppers

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