Tuesday, January 31, 2012
My husband hates Curry...
He really does. That would not be a problem, but I love curry and he can't even stand the smell of it. Sigh... One must be kind to one's husband, so I NEVER make it. I was recently whining to a friend of mine about the problem and the horrible life I have because of it. ;) She said I could come to her home and make curry. So, I did!
Here is my recipe:
THE MOST WONDERFUL CURRY IN THE WORLD (Well, it seemed like it, since it's been well over a year since I had any curry at all! :-0 )
1/4 pound lamb stew meat (you can substitute beef or poultry meat, if you like)
4 nice apples
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups homemade chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally
3 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
Cut the lamb meat into little cubes. Peel, core and cube 3 of the apples.
In a cast iron Dutch oven, or other heavy bottomed kettle, heat the olive oil on medium low. Add the meat and, constantly stirring, cook it until it is all brown, but not seared. Lamb needs to be cooked gently.
Add the onions, cubed apples and the spices, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the carrots and sweet potatoes to the pot. Return to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cut the remaining unpeeled apple in half. Remove the core and slice into small wedges. Cut the wedges in half. Add them to the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Here is the story in pictures:
Cubed lamb meat:
Lamb after gently browning in extra-virgin olive oil:
Cutting 3 of the apples into cubes:
Cutting the onion into small wedges:
Apples and onions added to the browned meat and spices added in:
Peeled carrots are sliced diagonally:
About 2 cups of the carrots:
Peeling the sweet potatoes ready to cut into 3 cups of little cubes:
Here is the unpeeled apple ready to put in the pot for the last 10 minutes of simmering:
And here is the curry all ready to eat!
This recipe is linked up at Kelly's Real Food Wednesday!