Saturday, October 23, 2021

Chicken Katsu Curry with Vegetables


This was pretty easy, just time consuming.  Prep the vegetables, simmer in water, add curry flavor block, and serve with fried chicken katsu and rice.  I think one potato would've been enough.  But I bought two so I decided to go ahead and add it in as well.  Here is what I did for the curry with vegetables part of this meal.

Ingredients for curry with vegetables:

  • 2 potatoes, rinsed, chopped
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 2 small onions, chopped 
  • 1/2 bag frozen peas
  • 1 S&B golden curry block
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cups water


  1. Rinse potatoes.  Chop into bite size pieces and soak in water for five minutes and drain.
  2. Rinse carrots.  Peel skin, cut and discard ends, and chop into bite size pieces.
  3. Peel onions.  Chop into bite size pieces.
  4. Heat large skillet and add oil.
  5. Add onions, carrots, and potatoes.  Stir and add water.  Cover and let simmer until fork tender.
  6. Add curry block.
  7. Stir every few minutes to melt curry block.
  8. Add peas.  Stir through and serve with rice and fried chicken katsu.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Stuffed Onions Spaghetti


I watched a video on YouTube that was all about a variety of different onion dishes.  I was inspired to experiment making stuffed onions.  I found a recipe online but didn't have all the ingredients it called for, so made some substitutions like ground turkey for lamb, dried parsley for fresh parsley and mint, brown rice for white rice, and cumin for baharat.  I had never even heard of baharat before and had to google what could be used in place for it.

The process was tedious, peeling the layers and wrapping each one up.  Needless to say, I did not like the taste and the cook time was not enough because the rice inside was still crunchy.  Additionally, I don't care for cinnamon spice in savory dishes.

The next morning, I attempted to change the flavor profile by making a spaghetti and having the stuffed onions act as the meatballs.  The spaghetti was fine, the onion layers too, but the stuffing still didn't sit well with me.  I am not trying this again.

Watch me prepare this experiment.

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