Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The nights are drawing in and it's getting colder outside - yes, summer has gone and autumn (fall) is finally here, but us otakus love our Halloween fun, so while it is cold out there, get warm indoors with one of two cool recipes guaranteed to keep your spirits up, and as it's Thai, it's still Asian, and in keeping with the manga/anime feel of this blog.

Duck/Chicken & Pumpkin Yellow Curry
Serves 3-5
4 shallots or spring onions sliced
1 large fresh hot red chilli, deseeded and sliced
1 stem lemongrass, sliced
200 ml (7fl oz) coconut cream
2½ tablespoons yellow curry paste
1 tablespoon (20 ml¾ fl oz) fish sauce
2 teaspoons palm sugar
2 duck breast fillets/Chicken (about 450 f/1b in total), skin on, cut into 1cm slices
250 g (9oz) pumpkin, cut into chunks
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped fresh coriander or basil leaves, to serve

Heat a wok and add the shallots or spring onions of your choice, add the chilli, lemongrass, coconut cream and curry paste. Let it simmer for 4 minutes. Add 1 cup (250 ml/8½ fl oz) water, then the fish sauce and sugar, and bring to a simmer a second time. Add the duck/chicken and cook gently for 10 minutes. Toss in the pumpkin and continue to simmer a third time until the duck and pumpkin are soft (about 10 minutes).

Add salt and pepper then stir in the herbs before serving.