Thai Shrimp and Chicken Curry
2 teaspoons canola oil
One chicken breast, cut in half in strips
1/4 pound of shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 oz. snow peas
1 tablespoon red or yellow curry paste
1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
Two garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat half of oil in saut pan or wok over high heat until it
smokes. Saut chicken for three minutes or until golden. Transfer chicken to a
plate and keep warm. Heat remaining oil in pan until it smokes and add shrimp
and red pepper. Saute until shrimp begins to turn orange and opaque,
approximately two minutes. Add curry paste, snow peas, ginger, and garlic. Cook
for one minute while stirring to incorporate curry paste. Add coconut milk and
bring to a simmer. Add chicken and continue to simmer until sauce has thickened
slightly, peas are tender and chicken is re-heated, about two minutes. Stir in
lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cilantro.
For a hotter dish, add more curry paste at your own risk.
One to five cloves garlic, minced
1/4 diced yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
One can diced tomatoes, drained
One can each black beans, kidney beans and corn
One 4 oz. can diced green chilies
1/2 pound ground beef or turkey, optional
Saute garlic and onions in oil in medium saucepan until
beginning to soften, about four minutes. Add tomatoes, beans and chilies and
bring to a simmer. The longer it cooks, the better it is. Serve with shredded
cheddar cheese and toast.
For a heartier dish, brown optional meat first and
add to chili after other ingredients. The bare-bones version of this recipe is
to simply dump all the cans into a pot and let them simmer until you cant wait
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