When you have to do a quick dinner be careful asking your kids what they want. You may be tossed into the deep end! Thursday was one of the those nights as our daughter had another concert for school. It was also my day off so it was grocery day and I usually bring the kids with me to get their input. Which is a safe thing because they don’t pick junk stuff.
So I asked what they would like this time. My son piped up with Curry! Because, you know, it’s a quick and easy dish to make. His words. But I do like a good curry.
And the co-op had fresh turmeric.
A sign, obviously. What I didn’t count on was how yellow my fingers would be stained for a few days. Very bright!
In a skillet heat up a tablespoon or so of olive oil and saute chopped onion and chicken until the onions have softened. Then add a few cloves of garlic chopped.
Add a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, chopped bell pepper, and mushrooms. Bring to a simmer. Add a few spoonfuls of red curry paste. Grate about an inch square of fresh turmeric and the same amount of fresh ginger into the curry.
After letting the curry simmer for awhile adjust the curry seasoning to your taste. Then add about a 1/3 of a cup of coconut milk, a splash of lime juice, and some fresh cilantro.
Serve with rice of your choice. I’m glad our son suggested curry for dinner. It hit the spot. 🙂
And thank you to those that gave me some tips on how to handle the photo size in the posts. I think I’ve figured it out now. Of course, it’s a hassle! Ah well, what can you do?
I’ve never used fresh turmeric. I have heard it’s a very effective dye as evidenced by your fingers. Your curry is wonderful. Love a good curry with some rice. One of my favorite meals.
Thank you. 🙂 I can see why people use the turmeric as a dye. It’s a gorgeous colour and, ahem, steadfast.
This looks delicious! I’ve never attempted curry at home- I never really knew where to begin! Thanks for sharing!
Curry is one of those “scary” dishes but can be quite easy. Even the time consuming ones where you make the paste from scratch isn’t too bad. Thanks for stopping by!
The idea of using fresh turmeric is awesome.got to try
Oh do! It has a lovely flavour.
Very tasty looking Virginia.
Thanks, Conor. 😊
The first and only time I”ve seen fresh turmeric was in St. Lucia. The roots were all about 2″ long, and they looked like a bunch of large maggots! Fortunately we had an interpreter with us! Lovely curry!
They do look like orange maggots! LOL
Rice is my favorite go-to dinner for those busy weekday nights…looks good (;
That curry looks just perfect after a long day! Very funny about the yellow fingers 😉
It lasted a couple of days! LOL
I haven’t seen fresh turmeric, either; I imagine I’d have to search out a market somewhere near Mpls. I know fresh ginger makes a huge difference, so I was curious about the turmeric. I’ve been using some powdered in my green smoothies because it is supposed to help with inflammation, but maybe it’s time to switch to fresh!
It’s a mild flavour but it’s lovely. I was surprised our co-op was carrying it. Fortunately they continue to.