American Food

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From Lindsey Bareham’s Just One Pot: Louisiana Red Beans And Rice.

I wasn’t sure how this would come out but the smokey addition of Polish kabanos sausages really did lift it to another level. Basically it’s onion, garlic, celery and chilli fried up with thyme and parsley chucked in, some red kidney beans, cooked rice, stock and the smoked sausages.

Really good simple one-pot dish enjoyed with this Italian wine which also had a smokey edge to it.

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Even More Chinese Food

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This time it’s Curried Rice Noodles with Chicken; a Thai dish (I know, not, of course, Chinese) made with a traditional Thai red curry paste – as this was a mid-week meal I used a ready made paste.

Quite quick and easy to cook; heat some oil in a wok, add the curry paste and stir fry the chicken in the oil and paste in batches for a couple of minutes each. Then return all the chicken to the wok with chopped red chilli, fish sauce and lime juice; stir and simmer for a minute. Add bean sprouts and pre-cooked rice vermicelli; toss well. For a garnish I fried some chopped onion and garlic until brown and crisp and sprinkled on the top with coriander and chopped pea-nuts. Very nice!