Apologies for the crappy pictures - I am using Giz's camera and it's an ancient block of metal. R has my camera in France with him, taking about 1/10 the number of pictures I would take. I'd get him to blog the meals he's eating there, but I'm sure you're not interesting in reading about KD (Macaroni and Cheese*).
But don't worry about me, I'm experimenting with dinners at home, with some successes....like today's post. I found this winning meal over at We Heart Food. Go check them out - they've got great recipes and do a cute "he said-she said" bit with every post.
I found their Mango Chicken with Red Pepper recipe and made it the same day for dinner. My modification are in brackets.
Mango Chicken with Red Peppers
2 large boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 large mangoes, diced into cubes (also added 1/4 of a pineapple, bite-sized pieces)
1 red bell pepper, sliced (didn't have - but included mushroom and cherry tomatoes instead)
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
1-2 red chilies, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp canola oil
salt, to taste
cilantro, chopped for garnish (didn't include)
Heat the oil in a large non-stick wok over medium-high heat and saute the chopped chilies, ginger-garlic paste and onions until lightly browned. Add in chicken, peppers and spice
and stir-fry till chicken is cooked through.
Stir in chicken stock and mango, and simmer for a few minutes.
Season with salt, and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with rice.
4 Servings (great as leftovers too!)
Verdict - this dish is a definite keeper. I also really liked the pineapple. The mango is nice, but much more subtle than the pineapple.
*I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but R would be just as content eating KD all of the time as he would a gourmet meal that I make.