Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Big shout-out to The Curry Guy for the recipe. I’ve gone off-piste (who, what, me?) and used large chicken thighs on the bone for extra flavour, but I’ve kept to his recipe in most other ways.

Sri Lankan curries in my experience usually have a coconut element; here, it’s a tin of coconut milk, with green chillies, green bell pepper, and loads of spices.

Serves: 4-8
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Poussin and Wild Rice

A poussin is a young chicken, typically sold at 1lb (450g or so). I found one in the discount shelf at the supermarket, dug out some wild rice which needed to be used, and stumbled into a fab meal for two (or, one and 2 Airedales) using bits ‘n bobs of herbs & spices.

Serve this with steamed and buttered vegetables (broccoli, green beans, mangetouts, etc) or plain crispy lettuce leaves, for a hearty main meal.

Serves: 2
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Sylheti-style Chicken Curry

I really shouldn’t riff off The Curry Guy‘s recipes, since his are the best match for what you’ll find in a UK curry restaurant. But … I had chicken thighs, not beef; and grapefruit, not shatkora. So I’ve altered his Sylheti Beef recipe (p126).

This is a no-muss, no-fuss, no-marinading sweet ‘n sour curry which uses easily-available ingredients – and it’s totally awesome.

Serves: 4
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Spiced Rice Pudding with Fruit

This was a fridge and cupboard clearing-out exercise which worked so well, I’m posting it. (But you should still try my Torta di Riso for sumpin fancier.)

Rice pudding is so often a stodgy mess, and therefore utterly disappointing. This perky, fruity, spicy version is different; and your preferred spicing / fruit will be exciting (or, let’s be frank, more than boring).

Serves: 8 – 10
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White Chocolate Truffles with Ginger, Lime and Coconut

Sometimes you have an excess of white chocolate, and a cheesecake, other cake, or cupcakes aren’t quite right for the occasion.

The fab Kate’s Veggie Desserts advertised these on Twitter. I’ve scaled it up & modified the ingredients slightly – you’ll have a creamy, tropical delight.

And you’ll have made truffles! 🙂

Makes: 30-40 truffles depending on size
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