Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saints-Sational Turkey Curry

I'm still exploring and discovering the joys of curry and found this comforting recipe in River Roads Recipes II.  It covers all the bases.  First, sauteing the vegetables and making a delicious brown roux, using curry powder which I adore, and serving this over rice which makes my husband a happy man at mealtime.

One other thing, this works great with chicken too!





Heat a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat and saute 1 medium onion chopped and 1/2 green bell pepper chopped in 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  You need this much oil to make the roux.




Stir in 3 tablespoons of lour and cook for about five minutes, stirring continuously. 




Blend in 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 cup of sliced mushrooms. 



Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.




In a large bowl, mix together 3 cups of cooked turkey - cubed, 1 tart appled, peeled, cored and diced, one 5 oz. can of sliced water chestnuts - drained, 3 tablespoons of chopped pimento, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste.  Reserve.





Add in 2-1/2 teaspoons (more if it suits your taste) curry powder.  Taste and adjust seasonings is needed.  Lower heat to lowest setting.




Add the turkey mixture slowly to the gravy.  Cover and allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.




While the pot is simmering toast some shredded coconut, slice some scallions and get out some salty peanuts.




Serve over saffron rice and garnish with toasted coconut, peanuts and sliced scallions.

Geaux Saints!




38 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'll take some for lunch. To be honest I don't know if I like curry. I've probably eaten it before but never cooked with it.

The dish with all the topping's looks great.

Chef E said...

I love curry, no matter color shape or form, and this looks like one I would 'gobble' right up! Hubby got burned out on it for a while but he would rather eat :)

Bridgett said...

I enjoy curry but don't eat it often enough. This reminds me I need to get moving on making it. I love the use of turkey instead of chicken. Great idea.

Bob said...

I've never really been a curry fan, but then I haven't had it since I was a teenager. It sure looks good, I'd definitely try it!

meleah rebeccah said...

*note to self - stop coming to this blog when I am already hungry!*

I've just recently expanded my horizons and tried a Curry Chicken dish my father made. I was surprised by how MUCH I liked the flavor. Now, I am going to ask my father to use this recipe using the Turkey!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I like curry from time to time. My husband loves it. I have the original River Roads cookbook - didn't realize there's a volume II. Mine is so old and this is funny, I somehow left the price sticker on it - $4.50. What a bargain.

Your chicken dish looks terrific. I'm pulling for your Saints.
Sam

A Year on the Grill said...

I would love some of this... great combinations

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm sensing a theme here this week! :)

Love curry and I really love the additions of coconut and peanuts at the end. This looks wonderful!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a delicious dish!

Pam said...

Have you tried thai curries, made with thai curry paste? Totally different flavor, but soo good.

Mary said...

Wow, sounds like a winner Katherine!

April said...

Looks fabulous!

Barbara said...

This is a delectable dish, Katherine. I love the chicken with apples and adding curry is a natural. Super toppings, too. It's a Saint's dish all right!

buffalodick said...

Wow! I want some!

Ginger said...

I am just starting to cook with curry and I LOVE IT!! I don't have very many recipes so thank you for sharing yours! I love all the photos. Happy Weekend;

Gin

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds delicious on a snowy evening... Why don't you just 'pop' us some over here for dinner tomorrow night since we'll be stuck in the snow?????? ha ha

I love curry... Thanks for this recipe.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pam said...

I wish I was having this for dinner - it looks so tasty.

gigi said...

I love curry!
Stay warm up there and don't forget your bread and milk :)

Chris said...

Screw it, let's just give in and move next door to each other. Who cares if well all end up being 250lbs over our ideal body weight?

Great looking plate!

Sook said...

Ooh curry! I like the idea of using turkey. I've never done that before. Sounds delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never tried curry. This looks tasty, though!

Debbie said...

I'm eating breakfast right now and that looks so good I wouldn't mind that instead of my oatmeal....One terrific dish!

Jane In The Jungle said...

One of the very, very few things hubby will not eat...curry! I like curry....

Marsha said...

Wow, I wish I was a good cook. I lack skills in the kitchen. Luckily, my husband can cook otherwise the five children would starve. :)

Claudia said...

My mother used to give a curry party every holiday season. Your photos make me wax poetical about those dinners. Truly scrumptious.

Dawn said...

and I love when you keep on exploring too! love this!

Dee said...

This looks so wonderful. I am thinking the Saints would be proud to have this on the table before or after the Super Bowl. Having spend my college years in Louisiana I love those Saints when my Cowboys are not in the game! Geaux Saints!! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I love curry. This looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

teresa said...

curry and i are just now becoming friends, so this would be a great recipe to try so that we can get to know each other a bit better!

Marguerite said...

This recipe is so interesting and different. Looks dee-lish, cher! Love curry and will give it a try! Geaux Saints! Have a great weekend!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

This sounds fantastic! When you added the coconut and peanuts my mouth began to water!

Elra said...

We don't need to wait until thanksgiving day to serve this curry. It is sains-sational indeed Catherine!

theUngourmet said...

This looks fantastic! I can't ever resist curry. I love the combination of flavors in here with the apple and salty peanuts. Excellent!

Jamie said...

Too funny - I just pulled my River Road Recipe cookbook off the shelf wondering what to make! My brother gave me this cookbook years ago! This curry looks divine! A great recipe!

Katy ~ said...

My mouth is watering for this. It looks sensational. Big WOW in this one.

Joanne said...

not gonna lie, I have a serious curry addiction. But I NEVER make it. Which is unfortunate. I need to try this!

Debbie said...

I love curries! Yum!

Sophie said...

OOooh,...this dish aka curry looks splendid!!

MMMMM,...very apart too!