Turmeric Chicken Curry
Reheating time: 7-10 minutes
OOOOOOOOOOOH yisssssssssss. Curry. The ultimate tummy-warming, soul-nourishing bowl of goodness. Very little can comfort you more on a cold winter evening than a steaming hot bowl of coconut curry with turmeric roasted chicken + veggies. Beyond the satisfying flavors and textures, tonight’s dinner is a superfood revelation. Turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves, these are all powerful anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. The broth is composed entirely of coconut milk, which not only makes it silky and rich, but also gives all the important benefits that the amazing coconut can provide. MCTs that fill you up and keep you full in the best way, loads of electrolytes, lauric acid to strengthen your immune system, tons of zinc, the list goes on and on. Throw some rainbow carrots in there, some kale and spinach (both very high in vitamin K, very hard to find vitamin K… but not in kale or spinach), and of course the Thai curry paste… which may not have as many nutritional benefits, but it sure is delicious. I haven’t even gotten to the papaya salad yet- talk about freshness. Cherry tomatoes, long beans, loads of herbs and citrus, the perfect compliment to a hot bowl of coconut curry is a cool, crisp papaya salad. I’m so hungry. Do me a favor, GET IN THERE!
For the curry:
This is meant to be kind of a cross between a soup and an actual curry- more “broth”, less stuff, and no thickening agent. It’s perfect for coating noodles, and for eating with a spoon. To reheat, bring the curry up to a simmer in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir to prevent scorching on the bottom, and once it’s nice and hot (like really hot, like hotter than you think- heat makes flavors really pop!), it’s ready for the noodles 🙂
For the noodles:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and season with salt. Drop the bundles of noodles in, stir to break them apart, and cook for 90 seconds. Stir to prevent the noodles from sticking together. For the members of the WECO fam ordering from on top of mount everest, first of all- your delivery is definitely going to be a bit late, and may arrive frozen- and second, your elevation will probably affect the cooking time. But hey, at least you’re getting the tasty eats. Congrats on summiting mount everest! Once the noodles are done cooking, strain them out and pop them right into your bowl. Ladle some curry on top, and mix the bowl up with a fork or some chopsticks. You’re ready!
For the papaya salad:
Don’t worry- this one is good to go. We recommend keeping it as cold as possible before enjoying- the cool crunch and fresh flavors compliment the hot curry very nicely. Whatever you do, don’t heat up the green papaya salad. It probably won’t be very good. I’m sure there’s a way to make it good hot, but don’t try it. Just eat it. Simply mix it all up in a bowl to reincorporate the dressing, and top with the chili peanuts. Enjoy!
Thanks for being a part of this day. We had a lot of fun cooking for all of you, and we hope you enjoy your dinner as much as we enjoyed making it 🙂
Beef Kofte Bowls
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A couple months ago we did koftes as their own menu item. This was a great idea, and a bad idea. Great idea, because they are freaking delicious and so fun to make and eat. Bad idea, because even though they are fun to make, there’s a certain point where you have to make so many of them that the task utterly consumes you. I think we forgot about that part because we were so excited about koftes, but our team was pleasantly reminded of how tedious and labor intensive this little meatball is. The composition is what makes it so tricky- they have to be the perfect balance of wet/dry, and the seasoning is tough to nail as well. However, our chefs are rockstars- and they nailed it. With toasted farro, cucumber salad, and a lemony- garlicky labneh (strained yogurt sauce), These koftes may be a second option on today’s menu, but they are our first choice. If you also ordered the turmeric curry, here’s a little secret- the koftes are absolutely amazing when dipped in the curry… don’t say I didn’t tell you! To reheat your kofte bowls, simply pluck the koftes out of the boil and broil or microwave them till they are heated all the way through. The farro, cucumbers and yogurt are all meant to be enjoyed cold, but I suppose you could heat them up if you want. The choice is yours. Whatever you do, slather that labneh all over everything. Labneh makes everything better. Enjoy!