We’ve been experiencing what would be in normal times unbelievable frigid temps. But it is positively balmy compared to the Midwest. It’s mind blowing the temps they are experiencing. Walking our dogs in all our winter gear trying to stay warm and watching the dogs get what we call flat tyres with their paws lifted off the ground left me wondering what we would do if that type of cold made it to us. You can’t not walk the dogs. I’m thinking we should be looking into getting coats for them but what are the chances? I would have thought zero until this past week and the polar vortex.
I was actually wondering last night what we had for old winter coats that could be used in case the cold hits us. I think the dogs would fight us on that one! I can just imagine trying to zip them up.
Because it’s cold and I still have that cold going round I thought I would make a spicy dish for my husband. A knock your socks off, make Texas stand up and take notice, evict the cold dish. That was the plan. I thought it was spicy while my husband thought it had a lovely mild heat. I put a habanero and two serranos in the dish!
Before I begin the recipe please excuse the photos. Something is going on with my camera and I have to figure it out. Suddenly in the kitchen the camera has slowed down on the shutter speed. When I do it manually the pictures come out dark as can be. Plus it keeps thinking there is a memory card error or it thinks the card is full. It works fine in natural light as I tested it this morning. The lights in the kitchen overhead are now all fluorescent instead of a mix, could that be an issue? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Back to the food!
In a skillet brown some chicken and when they are nearly cooked add sweet pepper and garlic. To that add about a cup of plain tomato sauce and grated ginger (about an inch square though you can add more).
Simmer for a couple of minutes then add about 7 or 8 oz of coconut milk, a bit of lime juice, cilantro, and a couple of spoonfuls of red thai curry paste.
While this is simmering I diced up a habanero pepper and two serranos. I use gloves to do this as the pepper oil sticks on me for days and it burns. Add the peppers to the dish a long with a good handful of chopped scallions.
I let the mixture reduce a bit to concentrate the flavours. I did add more of the curry paste to kick it up a bit. Serve over rice of your choice.
This would have knocked the kids back. I felt the heat. And my husband enjoyed it. 🙂 The beauty of this dish is you can make it as hot as you would like. I wonder how many peppers I would have to add for my husband to go Whoa!
Brave cook -using habaneros. Your hubby must have an iron mouth.The dish does look very appetizing and your photos look fine to me.
I’m starting to wonder about my husband and his tastebuds! Thanks but my pics are not my best. I had to take a ton just to get the 5 and they aren’t sharp. At least 8 pics couldn’t be displayed either on the camera or on the computer so something is up.
The hotter the better for me. I love my peppers, this dish looks like it would be delicious. I can’t wait to give it a try. If you want to get more heat for your husband, try cooking with a Trinidad scorpion pepper, you may get a laugh, it is one of the hottest peppers in the world.
Oh there are some crazy hot peppers out there! I’ll keep trying though. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the dish.
Ooh, this sounds so good! And you’re right about spicy food in winter (although it’s much milder here in the Northwest).
He probably would go Whoa if you left the peppers out. I hope the weather improves for you soon.
The weather is wacky. Snowing today and it will be quite warm tomorrow with rain. And yes he’d go whoa if I skimped on the peppers!
Sorry can’t help too much with the photos, but you should be able to adjust the shutter speed to get more light into it. At the studio, our photographer turned lights off to achieve the best daylight shots, and it looked like a bright sunny day!
The curry sounds like a perfect cure for the cold. It’s warming up on Saturday than goodness!
That’s the problem, the shutter speed is already really slow. I can’t use natural light at dinner time as it’s dark out. It’s a big issue I need to solve. But the days are getting longer! 🙂
Did you try adjusting the aperture? It’s how big the shutter opens.
Yes I had it on the lowest F stop. Think there is an issue with the sensors seeing the fluorescent light.
You should actually try turning off the lights, our photographer at the studio did just that and it looked like it was daylight with the correct settings.
I did give it a go but as the sun had already set it was too dark. I don’t use lights when the sun is up. I need to bring the camera in for repair. More issues are popping up.
Nice looking dish. I would definitely eat it. 🙂 Sorry about the camera but I’m sure you needed a new one. 😉
At the very least I’ll get it repaired. It’s a really good camera so there are a lot of years left in it. 🙂
I found you through the Facebook Blog of the Year group–I’m glad for that, because this dish looks delish! I just included it in my weekly round-up of “Joyful Reads for the Weekend.” The link to it is here: http://www.joyfullygreen.com/2014/01/joyful-reads-for-the-weekend-vol-9.html. Stay warm!
Joy @ JoyfullyGreen
Thank you so much for including me! I really appreciate it. 🙂
this sounds hot! perfect for a cold day 😉
It does help with the bitter cold!
I have been curry crazy lately! I like spice, but I think yours might knock me out as well. Your husband is a brave man!
He does like it hot!