An eggplant is not a plum…
Every morning I grab a few pieces of fruit on my way to work, mostly to make up for the crap I eat throughout the day. This morning I grabbed an apple, a pear, and what I thought was a plum. I got to work and began to retrieve my 3 out of 8 recommended daily servings, and what do I find instead of a plum? A freakin‘ eggplant!!! Don’t ask how. All I can do is plead lack of sleep and emphasize that I rapidly grabbed the bag of “fruit” and ran out the door, noting that I was supposed to be at work approximately 8 minutes ago (‘A’ for time management!).
I don’t usually post mid week (don’t you love how I say that like I’ve been posting for years versus post #4?), but I figured that since I carried around a stupid eggplant all day, might as well put it to good use. To make story short – green curry over rice. Up until now, I have always used the canned stuff, but seeing as how I went on and on about the store bought croutons, I decided to make the curry from scratch and save the hypocrisy for a later date.
Disclaimer (ie excuses): Never made before; insufficient time to research; will need refining.
Plum turned eggplant experiment:
– chopped veggies: eggplant (duh), mushrooms, bell peppers, and zucchini
– 6oz can of bamboo shoots
– whatever else you have lying around that may seem applicable
– green curry paste (does paste mean it’s not really from scratch?)
– 13.5oz coconut milk
– 1tbs fish sauce
The recipe on the curry paste container suggested using the entire can of coconut milk (mistake #1, way too much sauce). It then said to add 1tbs of the paste (mistake #2). I like things spicy and ended up using 4 tablespoons. Since everybody likes different levels of heat, I’d suggest tasting as you go along. For the actual dish – mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl; heat up some olive oil, stir fry the vegetables,add the sauce, and let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes. I know I know, ingredients, measurements, and instructions definitely need some work.
15 minutes later:
What the…?! Now how did those get in there?!??? ;)
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Tags: bamboo shoots, bell peppers, curry, eggplant, green, mushrooms, rice, shrimp, stir fry, thai, zuccini