I’ll be honest, our fridge is looking mildly sparse ever since I went to San Francisco.
Monday night, I managed to throw together a stir-fry with freezer ingredients.
[New chopsticks ala Chinatown, SF!]
Last night, I dolled up some Southwestern Quinoa that I made for Huz right before I left. Amped up with a chicken breast (for the two of us) and served over spinach (purchased last night on a Costco run) and a spoonful of Pace Picante Sauce on top from Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program freebie.
Tonight, I managed to cook what I would call a “real meal”, still operating on minimal groceries.
Curry Corn Coconut Soup
2 teaspoons canola oil 1 medium onions, chopped 5 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 cups frozen corn kernals 4 cups chicken broth 1 can “lite” coconut milk
- In a large pot, sauté onions in oil over medium-high eat until translucent. Add garlic, cook 1 minute. Add spices, mix thoroughly. Add corn and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Using stick blender, blend soup to desired consistency. Stir in coconut milk. Heat through. Serve.
In a large pot, sauté onions in oil over medium-high eat until translucent.
[Do you see an onion milk heart?!?!]
Add garlic, cook 1 minute.
Add spices, mix thoroughly.
Add corn and chicken broth.
[I love how generic the new Kirkland Chicken Stock looks!]
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Using stick blender, blend soup to desired consistency.
Stir in coconut milk.
Heat through. Serve.
I made some garlic toast on the side for some dippage but naan would have been really good.
I give this recipe a C+. I didn’t think it was balanced very well. And I suppose I should have blended it more because the consistency was off. Maybe next time I give it a shot I’ll add some lentils to thicken it up a bit.
A dollop of yogurt would have been good as well – to cut down the spice. I just have the feeling I made too many changes to the original recipe. Oh well. Maybe I’ll give the original a shot one day.