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Leena Cooks (repeat) Jackie’s Thai Shrimp Curry with CSA Produce!

By on Dec 27, 2010 in Leena Cooks, Mains, Vegetables | 1 comment

The remains of a most delicious Thai shrimp curry. I know, I know. I am just as bummed about the death of Michael Jackson as all of you are. The media is already commenting on how much money he left, the custody of his children, but I believe there are more pressing matters at hand. Like wtf ever happened to Bubbles the Chimp?! Who gets custody of that little bundle of diaper-wearing, banana-eating joy? It is almost too much to take. So what better way to drown my celebrity death sorrows than a spicy curry dish? I really wish I would have taken a proper photo of this curry, because hot damn if it isn’t the best new dish I’ve made in my kitchen in a year. A gigantic, cruise-ship sized thank you goes out to my two gastro gal pals, Jackie (who created the recipe) and Cari (who posted about it on her blog so I could steal the recipe!). The ingredients require a bit of searching...

Amuse bouche: What is a modern day Indian curry?

By on Dec 7, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

A dish known as curry in western countries is derived from the British’s interpretation of Indian stews and soups made with fresh and dried spices adjusted for the western palate. Source: A Brief History of Curry by David Smith **************************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Amuse bouche: Where did the term “curry” come from?

By on Dec 7, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

The term “curry” is not used in India, except to refer to the British’s generalized term for a wide range of Indian stews and soups. These “curries” all contained ginger, garlic, onion, turmeric, chile, and oil, and appeared yellow or red and very spicy to the average British soldier. Source: A Brief History of Curry by David Smith ****************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!