Thursday, December 29, 2011

Massaman beef

I just put this in the slow cooker--it's a Muslim-influenced peanuty Thai curry with beef and potatoes, essentially a beef stew. I thought better of using curry powder (especially after sniffing mine and finding it dusty and unfragrant), so I substituted some cinnamon-y garam masala. Then, after I'd gotten everything in the slow cooker and cleaned up, I remembered that I do in fact have a large unopened tub of Thai masman curry paste, which is more in the spirit of the recipe.

The prep time for the Massaman beef was very fast (especially since I was using dry minced onion and garlic). I am curious to see how it will turn out. We're going to have to wait a bit. When shopping yesterday, I didn't realize that both packs of meat I bought were due to expire today, so I'm going to be cooking two dinners today. The meat and potatoes in the Massaman curry will probably be better for the wait, although the coconut milk in the curry will probably separate in the fridge. It will be good, though.

The cafeterias reopen in a week. I think we can make it.

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