- Choose one ingredient from the my recipe and post a recipe using this ingredient on your blog, linking back to the previous blogs that have posted a recipe.
- Then tag four new people, and we will see how it grows.
- To keep it exciting please post within a week of receiving the tag.
The humble tomato is my chosen link-ingredient. What follows is a recipe that I have developed while living here at Talua in the lovely South Pacific. It uses ingredients all readily available here and is great with fresh coconuts and home-grown tomatoes. A tin of coconut cream is a good substitute if you don't have fresh ones on hand (!!). It is a great recipe for entertaining as it can be bulked up easily. Serve with rice or African yam.
1-2 kilos stewing beef
5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup curry powder
1-2 tablespoons beef stock powder
2 large tins tomatoes or equivalent volume of fresh tomatoes
2 large coconuts
- Brown the beef in small amount of oil with garlic, onions and curry powder.
- Add the tomatoes, cover with water and stir in beef stock powder.
- Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer. Leave for 2-3 hours, stirring occassionally to ensure it doesn't burn, or until the meat is tender. Top-up water when needed.
- Prepare coconut cream** and add to the curry (or add the tinned coconut cream). Also add the sweet coconut juice if you have used fresh coconuts. This makes the curry deliciouly sweet.
- Leave to simmer for another half hour or so until it looks lovely and tastes fantastic.
I tag Bron, Erin (when you can manage it), Michelle and Karen and look forward to seeing some more yummy receipes!
* tagged by Ally
** preparing coconut cream from fresh coconuts is quite involved and needs particular equipment; I wouldn't recommend attempting it unless you know how and have the eqipment on hand