Saturday, August 7, 2010

Curried Cabbage and Mince

Cabbage time. Morgan whipped up this dish tonight to honour the yummy cabbage in our box this week. He based his recipe on this one.


2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 red chillies finely chopped
2 tsp cumin
3 sticks celery, finely diced
500g lean beef mince or pork mince
1/2 cup long-grain rice, raw
2 tablespoons Keen's curry powder
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
1 mini cabbage, core removed and finely shredded
lemon juice to taste
Rice vermicelli


Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add onion, chillies and celery and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cumin, mince and half the cabbage and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 4 to 5 minutes.

Add rice, curry powder, chicken stock and water. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until well-combined. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.

Remove lid and place remaining cabbage over top of mince mixture. Cook, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir through cabbage and serve immediately with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Really tasty! I love this dish. Thanks baby!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Creamy Kale Pasta

Last week we received a gorgeous bunch of kale in our box. I was in the mood for something creamy and warming for a chilly winter night. But, I also wanted in include something fresh and use leftovers! How to manage? Below is my creamy kale pasta recipe as a result.


25g butter
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 chopped spring onions
1 bunch of kale, washed and roughly chopped
1/3 cup pure cream
1/2 can of condensed tomato soup
Leftover roast chicken
Smoked paprika and pepper to taste
1/2 lime's worth of juice
Cup of grape tomatoes
Parmesan cheese

Saute garlic and the whites of the spring onions in butter. Add kale and simmer for a few minutes.

Add tomato soup, cream and shredded leftover chicken (or any other protein). Simmer for another few minutes, add paprika & pepper.

Slowly add lime juice and stir.

At this point you can just serve it up on pasta with some cheese. But, as I said above, I wanted to add a little freshness...

...Chop up grape tomatoes into halves...

...Serve with the greens of the spring onions.

Even better, leftover sauce can be spooned into puff pastry triangles the next night, brushed with egg and cooked in a 180 degree oven for 30 minutes for a delicious snack. Served here with hot sauce!