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Post  Fran on Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:53 am

Jamie Oliver wants Britons to learn a recipe and pass it on - get the nation cooking again. Here's his easy Chicken Korma.

800g skinless and boneless chicken thighs or breasts, preferably free-range or organic
* 2 medium onions
* 1 fresh green chilli, optional
* A thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger
* 1 small bunch of fresh coriander
* 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
* Groundnut or vegetable oil
* Knob of butter
* 1/2 x 290g jar of Patak's korma curry paste
* 1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk
* A small handful of flaked almonds, plus extra for serving
* 2 heaped tbsp desiccated coconut
* Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 500g natural yoghurt
* 1 lemon

1. Cut the chicken into approximately 3cm pieces. Peel, halve and finely slice your onions. Halve, deseed and finely slice the chilli, if you're using it. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop the stalks. Drain the chickpeas.
2. Put a large casserole-type pan on a high heat and add a couple of lugs of oil. Put the chicken thighs into the pan, if using, stir around and brown lightly on all sides for 5 minutes (if using breasts, don't put them in yet). Push the chicken to one side of the pan. Stir in the onions, chilli, ginger and coriander stalks with the butter. Keep stirring it enough, so that it doesn't catch and burn, but turns evenly golden. Cook for around 10 minutes.
3. Add the korma curry paste, coconut milk, half your flaked almonds, the drained chickpeas, desiccated coconut and sliced chicken breasts (if using). Half fill the empty chickpea tin with water, pour it into the pan, and stir again. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on. Check the curry regularly to make sure itís not drying out, and add extra water if necessary.
4. When the chicken is tender and cooked, taste and season with salt and pepper - but please season carefully. Serve with boiled rice, adding a few spoonfuls of natural yoghurt dolloped on top of the korma, and sprinkle over the rest of the flaked almonds. Finish by scattering over the coriander leaves, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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Re: catch the cooking virus

Post  Guest on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:59 am

All that just to eat a bit of chicken. That recipe depicts is the type of cooking that is killing people in the long run. I blame the TV cooking shows. Nice when one is putting on the dog, but certainly should not be practiced daily.

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Post  Fran on Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:30 am

Ah yes but you have to disguise the taste of chicken these days - add flavour - otherwise all your palate would detect is plastic LOL

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:08 pm

Fran wrote:Ah yes but you have to disguise the taste of chicken these days - add flavour - otherwise all your palate would detect is plastic LOL

Funny!. More truth in that than people care to think about.

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