Friday, July 11, 2008

Make Red Beef Curry

Anna and I were really hungry the other night and since I love cooking meals so much I decided we would go to the grocery store without a plan and just see what we could find. This is a good suggestion for all you people out there who can't put together a shopping list for a meal because you can't decide on one. TURN TO MARTHA!

Seriously guys, Martha Stewart puts out this handy little digest called Everyday Food and you can just run and pick it up when you get to the store and pick out a meal. Easy peasy 'ca
use then you got your shopping list right there! So we found this great little recipe for red beef curry. Now its not super authentic, but nonetheless pretty good for a lazy night inside watching Chuck Jones Cartoons.

Now, I'm gonna try to remember the recipe for you guys, but I'm sure whatever I tell you, if not exactly the same, will be nonetheless delish.

What you'll need:

BEEF - about a pound of sirloin cut into inch-wide strips
2 red bell peppers - cut into thin slices. we used yellow, but I bet it would be good with one of each
1 red onion - halved and thinly sliced
1 can of coconut milk
1 tbsp. red curry paste
1 package of pasta - we used whole wheat spaghetti, but I think the recipe called for angel hair
a few tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup fresh oregano or a few tbsp
salt and pepper to taste - doy

Ok, first thing, get a pretty decent sized frying pan, you'll be fitting the peppers and onions in here later. Put a bit of the oil in the pan and put it on a medium high heat. while its warming up, generously season the beef with salt and pepper. If you have a preferred rub then use that. When the oil is hot, place half the beef in the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes or until it looks a little seared on that side. Remove meat (only cook on one side, it will cook more later) set aside and repeat using the rest of the meat and more oil. About this time, start to cook the pasta. You know how to do that, right?

Now, using the same skillet, cook the onion and peppers with about half a cup of water. Cook until tender and most of the water is gone, a f
ew minutes. Now its time for the coconut milk and the curry paste. Go ahead and put the beef back in too. Mix it all aroun
d and cook until the sauce thickens and you want to eat it. Oh, you should stir it occasionally to make sure it cooks evenly. When that's taken care of, add the oregano and let it cool. 

Serve over the pasta you just made and put it in your mouth. It serves 4 people or 3 fatties.

1 comment:

anna said...

Yay! We should make this again!!

I think this would be good with chicken too, but I usually perfer chicken to red meat all the time.