Note, I learned that buying non-Western coconut milk means lower fat content. Huh. The kind I get is in an orange/brown can: Thep Padung Porn (hahaha) Coconut Co. Anyway, half the fat, all the taste. :)
Chicken Curry Soup
In a big ol' stock pot goes a cut up chicken (or you could use 4 breasts cut up) covered +1 inch with half-stock, half-water. (I'm going to make this again with a pound of shrimp - YUM.) Toss in four carrots cut into bite-sized chunks and half of a yellow onion, also cut into chunks. Bring to a simmer, let it go for 15-20 minutes. Break up half a package of rice stick (um, those are the only English words on the package - they're fettuccine-sized rice noodles) and let them start to cook through.
Open the can of coconut milk and pour 1/3 into the soup, stir in. In the remaining soup in the can (I like saving myself extra dishes to wash) add four squares of block curry. If you can't find it, add 1 - 2 TBSP of Madras curry powder, remembering that medium hot is HOT. Whisk it into the milk and add to soup mix, bring back to a simmer for 10 minutes so the carrots soak up all that yummy curry flavor.
Serving: for authentic (read: How They Did It) a side dish with keffir lime leaves, lime wedges, basil leaves, and mung bean sprouts to be tossed in and chomped up. Honestly, it's good both ways, the extras just make it a heartier meal.
My kids ate this up. \o/
Tonight is a healthy salad with all the veggies in my fridge and a delish "Asian" dressing. Here's the recipe.
Soba Noodle Veggie Salad
1 package soba noodles
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot chili oil (I'll use the chili paste in my fridge for more flavor, honestly)
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 carrot, thinly sliced or julienned
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced or julienned
5 green onions, bottom 4 inches, thinly sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced napa cabbage
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced or julienned
1/2 cup julienned bok choy
1 cup bean sprouts, optional
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish
In a medium stock pot, boil water, add salt and cook noodles. When finished, place noodles in an ice water bath to cool. Drain and set aside. In a medium bowl combine, sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, hot chili oil, hoisin and extra-virgin olive oil. Mix thoroughly and then combine prepared vegetables and noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.
That is a party in my mouth. AND YOU'RE INVITED. (That sounds really dirty, and unnecessarily so.)
I have comments from yesterday to respond to and a fic to beta, but first I must eat something. Leftover curry soup? POSSIBLY.
Oh!!!! Sorry, PEE ESS. Yesterday I came across the WORST PORNO EVER MADE. (Don't ask how.) And by worst I mean the LAMEST. Hey, here's a video of it under the cut! (Totally safe for work, btw.)
So, it's like Batman, except for how it completely sucks. And not in a porno way. So this chick gets a tingly feeling in her no no (they say: a twitch in her twat) whenever there's a CRIME about to be committed. So, she GETS ON HER HIPPITY HOP and hops (a la Eraserhead) to the crime, battles it, then HOPS BACK HOME. In excruciating detail.
How is this sexy?!?! Apparently there are hillbillies involved, so I'll be doing more research because let's face it: hillbillies + porn + hippity hops = YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP/AWESOME.
I give you Dragon Art Theater's Finest: Dora Dildo, the Mighty Bat Pussy. (Please note the Jean Paul Satre quote that accompanies this. Ahaha. Ha ha.)
Wow. Just... wow.