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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thai Roast Chicken Curry

It's been a pretty busy week at work and at home. In about a week or more, we are going to have our annual charity event. This event is whereby we will all contribute our handicrafts, bakes or cooks to raise funds for our selected charity. This year's charity is Yong En Care Centre

For many of us who have never even heard of Yong En, it was set up by the Fairfield Methodist Church which is located at Chinatown (Neil Road). Yong En Care Centre was set up to provide community service for Chinatown whereby there are 3 core services provided like counselling and social services, dementia day care and home care service. At Yong En Care Centre, many people have been given help, financial aid, moral support etc like single mother's support group, mothers and fathers support group, rainbow group (children of single parents), etc. It is heartwarming to know that we are able to help people in many ways other than just giving financial aid. By doing our best to raise funds, we also give more people hope of getting help. That is the very least we can all do :) 

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For the few of us, we decided to contribute by baking cakes and cookies to raise fund. This is the very least we can do. Although it may be difficult due to our hectic work schedule, at least we try to do what we can :)

Having said all of that, I realised I haven't been cooking much lately too. We have been eating takeouts really often to a point that we don't even know what to eat anymore. Yes, you must have been through this at one point or another right? ;)

Sometime back, I was looking at Bill Granger's Feed Me Now. He is Australian's version of Jamie Oliver who advocates simple cuisine that you can cook even at home. Incidentally, he is the chosen star for November/December's Cook Like A Star. I do like many of his recipes which seem fairly easy enough.



I came across this particular recipe - roast chicken curry. I thought that it was pretty easy since I don't have to fry or stir fry even before baking it. And the best part of it, I just needed to marinate the chicken in the pot that I'm going to use to put into the oven. What can be easier than this? See my modifications in blue.

Ingredients:

1.5kg chicken parts 1 packet chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp red curry paste 4 tbsp thai red curry paste
190ml coconut milk
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
400g can chopped tomatoes
chopped chilli padi (according to your spicyness level)

Method:

  1. Put the chicken drumsticks in your pot (Remember this pot is going to be used to bake in the oven). Pour the red curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce and brown sugar all over the chicken. 
  2. Cover the chicken with cling film and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius.
  4. Add tomatoes to the pot and gently mix through. 
  5. Roast for about 40 minutes or until the chicken drumsticks are cooked.
  6. If you want, you can put the chicken drumsticks on the grill after they are cooked in the oven. If you are lazy like me, leave it :P
  7. To serve, scatter some coriander leaves all over the chicken and squeeze about 1/2 to 1 large lime to add to that sourish taste.

I'm submitting this post to Cook like a Star organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake


I'm also submitting this post to Asian Food Fest (November 2013) organized by Wendy of Table of 2 .......or more and hosted by Lena of Frozen wings.


I'm also submitting this post to Cook-Your-Books #6 organized by Joyce of kitchen flavours.



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