Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lamb curry


I had not made a curry (until today) in years. My inspiration came from having about a pound of leftover leg of lamb from Sunday's dinner. The only thing I needed to buy was a can of coconut milk. If you need a recipe for this just do what I did - go to Google. I jotted down the names of the ingredients but nothing else. When I measure it's by pinches of my fingers or little mounds in my palm. As aside: my step-father had one redeeming feature, he had been a cook in the army during WWII and made pie dough by measuring flour in his hands, pinching off pieces of butter from a slightly softened brick of it, and adding whatever he needed by feel. Those pie doughs were good, good, good. It takes some time and some courage to build yourself up to the point where you throw things together with panache (I always keep a jar of panache in my fridge lol). I could have served this over rice, but I had a great big baking potato I cooked in the microwave. It became a one-dish meal (well, one dish plus the salad we had on the side).

4 comments:

Jenn said...

It does take a while to get to a spot where you feel comfortable just adding things without measuring. I do that from time to time, but not as often as I would like to. I'm getting there though :)

Chris said...

I tend to cook that way when I am coming up with something new, it makes it more fun and seems to break down any artificial constraints.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Oh I can just smell it simmering away - we LOVE lamb curry.
Mary x

belleau kitchen said...

absolutely stunning... I do love a lamb curry... gorgeous and aromatic!

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