Tuesday 26 August 2008

hot stuff

an update to the food meme: added a green scotch bonnet pepper (#26) to dinner tonight.

ok, so it wasn't raw. and i was glad i only added one pepper - they are truly, extremely hot!

dinner itself was tasty, if a bit of a random stir-fry/curry/noodle dish. i started with chopped onions, garlic flakes, and ground black pepper in a bit of olive oil. added the scotch bonnet pepper (diced into tiny pieces) and freshly grated ginger. added strips of pork. poured in coconut milk and let it boil, then simmer for a few minutes with added spices: green chili, lemongrass and cardamom mix. then added eggplant and zucchini (aubergine and courgette, to be french/british about it) and let them soften. finally added red pepper, baby corn, and mange tout (i love that word as a substitute for snow peas.) simmered until everything was fully cooked, but the veg was still crunchy.

meanwhile, i fried some rice noodles in a bit of sesame oil with sesame seeds and black pepper sprinkled on.

sadly, dinner wasn't very photogenic, but happily, i made enough for tomorrow night, too!

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