Monday, May 29, 2006

Recipe of the week # 1

Prawn and Monkfish in curry coconut herb sauce

This is the first entry in my new series of recipes of the week.
When I originally started my blog it was supposed to be about food, as you can see from my first ever entry (hence the title). Somehow though as I've continued writing, I've gradually started to go off on tangents and write about other stuff which I really like as well - a bit of variety is always good I think. As a result, my blog has become a bit of everything now, so intothepot ain't such a bad title after all as all the stuff I write about is going, well, intothepot; the pot being my blog I suppose.

We had a think about the best meal we've had all week and this week's was cooked by my boyfriend Mike - a delicious curry with monkfish and prawns. Unfortunately I had to steal a picture from somewhere else as the camera is completely buggered (as you can see here from these freaky pictures) - the curry did look very similar to the one in the picture except the chilies weren't quite placed in the same strategic way and our plates are white not red. The monkfish was delicious, a really meaty fish which is ideal for curries and was accompanied by onion bargies and a cold bottle of Kingfisher.

12 comments:

Wuching said...

i'm hungry..

Travel Italy said...

Looks good. I am not much into the coconut portion of it but I like the texture.

* (asterisk) said...

Looks good. I said to Wife the other day that I want to have a go at cooking something Thai-ish...

a.c.t said...

TI, I generally prefer coconut/yogurt based curries and not so keen on tomato based ones.

Asterisk, this is actually a Bengali curry but it did taste really similar to a Thai one. You should definitely try and make a Thai green curry - unfortunately you have to use a couple of stinky ingredients like fish sauce and shrimp paste (which smells like a rotting corpse) but it's worth it.

St Jude said...

Mm, looks yummy, I think I may know what we are having for tea tonight.

Great blog by the way, and nice to meet you.

a.c.t said...

Thanks St Jude, nice to meet you too. If you do cook it let me know how it goes - will you be replacing the beer with a nice cup of tea served in a good quality china cup?

Spangly Princess said...

that looks great, though unfortunately my housemate doesn;t really like fish much. might try to persuade her to give it a try, though I'm also unsure as to how easy it'll be to locate the more esoteric ingredients round here

a.c.t said...

Hmmm true, spices are harder to get hold of in Italy but I'm sure you'll be able to find them somewhere in Rome. As for the fish, you can always replace it with chicken - it'd be just as nice.

wrinkled weasel said...

Sounds wonderful.

my last meal, before going to the electric chair would be grilled Dover Sole, perhaps with a few scallops done with a fennel, pastis and cream sauce, a glass of chablis and some creme brulee for dessert. Some chips to go with it would help.

the cappuccino kid said...

ooh! coconut, no!
any chance of the next one being a pasta dish? i want to get into pasta, but it tends to bore me!

a.c.t said...

WW sounds delicious - you might have to bribe the officers to get that. Pastis and cream sauce, sounds perfect for fish.

It is already done Fatfiz - I made the best pasta dish last night and it has already made it into next weeks recipe of the week.

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