Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Comoros Islands - Poulet au Coco


The Comoros Islands are four small islands off the east coast of Africa. One of their official languages is French hence this dish's name. I picked this recipe because it's similar to a curry we already make quite often and I wanted to compare them. I'm glad I had the foresight to pick a nice easy food to make since I feel lazy today :D

Ingredients:

Chicken
3 garlic cloves
2 tsp curry powder
300ml of coconut milk
Chopped parsley to garnish
1 lemon


Peel the garlic cloves and cut them up as finely as you can. I used the garlic zoom.


Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and saute in a bit of oil. Add the garlic and saute a bit more. I love the smell of garlic cooking!


 Add the coconut milk and curry powder.


Simmer for about 20 minutes until it thickens a bit.


 Mine didn't thicken at all so I added some water and cornflour to help it along.


Chop the parsley and quarter the lemon ready for garnishing.


This was a lovely mild curry with a nice fresh taste from the squeeze of lemon. The kids both ate it (Leigh with rice, Erin without) and said it was nice but not spicy enough. Which is pleasing because enjoying curry is a relatively new thing for both of them. I liked the garlic in the dish which was easily tasted due to the mildness of everything else. I couldn't help but wish it was a stronger, spicier curry too which then makes me wish I could enjoy milder flavours more. All in all it was a nice simple curry.

How hot do you like your curries?

Coming up next week: Sweetcorn and marigold fritters from Angola

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