Tag Archives: Curry

Lime Curry Sirloin Steaks

Here is another simple wet rub grill recipe, which happens to complement yesterday’s curry ginger butternut squash quite nicely.  I carried over the cilantro and ginger from the squash recipe, but decided to use Thai red curry paste (and some ground coriander) for a little departure from the Indian curry powder used for the squash.  And instead of vinegar for the acidity in the rub, I found lime juice worked very well – producing a bit of a blend of southwest and Asian-inspired flavors.

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Curry Ginger Butternut Squash

Here is a variation on roasted butternut squash that is super easy to make.  The blend of curry with fresh cilantro and ginger add a little zip to this mild squash, while the raisins and honey add some balancing sweetness.  It goes great as a side dish in a curry-themed meal, or by itself as a little post-workout carbohydrate refueling.

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Chicken Butternut Curry Soup

This recipe grew out of a very specific set of circumstances one recent evening when my mom was in town for a visit.  Namely, it was a Thursday night, I’d had a long day at work (they all seem to be that way lately), and had completely spaced out pulling something from the freezer to thaw the night before.  Combined with the fact that there weren’t enough leftovers of anything in the fridge to feed the whole family, and it was already past 6pm, I needed to come up with something quick¹ that didn’t require something already thawed (have we mentioned that our microwave has been out of commission for over 2 months now?).

A quick hunting and gathering trip through the refrigerator and freezer yielded a butternut squash, some carrots, a piece of ginger root, an onion, two chicken breasts (frozen solid), and two slices of leftover bacon from breakfast.  Hiding in the pantry was a can of coconut milk and a quart of vegetable broth.  The garlic is ever-present in the kitchen windowsill, and of course we have a sizable spice cabinet.  Time to get busy.

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Brazilian Chicken Curry

Today is the 31st anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  That has absolutely nothing to do with this recipe whatsoever, but just thought I would share 🙂 Here in the Pacific NW it is a big deal to ask, “where were you when the mountain blew?”  Well, according to my mom, I was in bed.  It was an early Sunday morning after all.  We take for granted the fact that we live near a volcano.  We see it every day, beautiful now with all the snow covering it.  If you are in this area during the late spring through the summer, definitely check out the observatory and get up close.  The power of the blast and the damage it caused in just a few short minutes, well, to say it was incredible is an understatement.  It is hard to wrap your head around.

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North India-style Chicken Curry

We’ve had this recipe sitting in our “folder” for some time but just hadn’t gotten around to giving it a try.  This past weekend, while getting our weekly menu planned out, I decided it was time to round up the ingredients and put this one together.  And the result was worth it – a nice mild curry with lots of flavor that is easy to put together on a week night after work.  Another bonus was that it made a lot, so even after feeding the family and a couple of guests for dinner, there was enough left over for lunch as well.

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Thai Curry Casserole

We found this recipe in a recent copy of our local “free” paper and immediately saw the potential…to tweak it.  There are a lot of things that might be considered “out of the ordinary” going into this dish, so it’s easiest to just name it for the primary spice mix that is used to flavor it.  Don’t let that fool you.  Instead, follow along for a great all-in-one meal that will taste as good the next day for leftovers as it will straight out of the oven.

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Avocado Curry Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great lunch option, either by itself or served over fresh greens and veggies.  It is most typically a mix of chopped up cooked chicken, some spices, other goodies, and some sort of “creamy” binder – typically mayonnaise or some other salad dressing.  Many people have probably enjoyed chicken salad (albeit in sandwich form) long before going primal…but there is a bit of an issue with most chicken salad recipes.  Take a look at the ingredient list on that jar of mayonnaise or creamy salad dressing and you’ll find soybean oil at the top, along with a good number of other unfavorable things like sugar, man-made chemical compounds (for freshness?) and lots of salt.  You could make your own mayonnaise using olive oil and eggs – there are plenty of recipes out there for that – but why not try something a little different and even healthier…

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