Monday, August 01, 2011

Curry Delight, the Spice of Life for a Hot Romantic Meal

Curried Sausages and Apples

Curry powder, a yellowish color spice, traditionally used in Caribbean, Indian and Southeast Asian cooking, is really a blend of many spices, and may have over fifteen different ingredients. Curry usually consists of turmeric, which provides its yellow color, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, various peppers, coriander, cumin and other spices.

The flavor of curry powder can be mild, pungent or hot and goes great with goat, beef, chicken, fish, veal, lamb, pork, eggs, vegetable dishes and marinades for meats.

When cooking, use low heat to avoid a bitter taste. Since the flavor of curry is imparted immediately, add the spice about fifteen minutes before the end of the cooking period.

Add spice to your love life by preparing the two delectable curry creations from our kitchen to yours.

Happy cooking!


Curried Sausages and Apples

1 lb. Italian sweet sausages
4 scallions cut up
4 large Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut in cubes
2 teaspoons mild curry powder
2 teaspoons cornstarch + l/2 cup water, mixed thoroughly.

In a skillet, parboil sausages for 10 minutes. Pour off water. Over medium heat, brown sausages until well done about 30-45 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Curried Chicken in Potatoes

6 chicken legs
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 whole onion, sliced
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup cold water
6 white potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

Season chicken with salt, paprika, pepper, and let stand overnight. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and sauté until lightly browned. Mix in curry powder. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water until well blended. Add to curry mixture and stir well. Add chicken and potatoes. Cover and let simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chicken and potatoes are tender. Makes 6 servings.

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