Winter draws on

At the first whiff of chillier weather I can be found burrowing in the cupboard for the slow cooker.  When the kids were all at home, I used the extra large cooker which has now been relegated to the high shelf. These days, the smaller pot is big enough for two or three, but I can’t bring myself to throw the old one away.  Parties, Christmas, you never know…

This morning I assembled a thai massaman curry before going to work.  As you know I never weigh or measure but this is roughly what went in the pot:

Braising steak cut into large pieces

A finely chopped leek or onion

2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into bitesize chunks – I usually use new potatoes but I didnt have any

1 tin coconut milk plus a bit of water to wash out the tin

About a tablespoon of massaman curry paste

A tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter

A large teaspoon of tamarind paste

A lump of palm sugar crushed up-  about a tablespoon I reckon

A slug of fish sauce

I didnt bother to brown anything as it was time to get ready for work. I shoved it all in the pot on high for 30 mins then turned it down to low when I went out.

I came home 8 hours later to a divine waft of warm spice.  Jasmine rice, a squeeze of lime and a casual scattering of coriander ….delicious!!

And all gone.

Pictured before and after.




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