Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hawaiian Chicken Curry

The quarter is finally over!! Hooray!! Now to get back to all the stuff I've been neglecting. Like laundry and housecleaning and Christmas. But first and foremost, I need to give my poor, neglected blog a little attention.

As you can see this is not a typical holiday dish. In fact, it's got nothing to do with the holidays whatsoever, but it is festive looking, no? That must count for something. It's also got a lot of contrasting textures going on, but somehow they all work together: succulent chicken, crunchy toasted cashews, fresh pineapple, and dried mango. And of course there's the creamy macaroni salad. Yes, I know it sounds strange to serve macaroni salad with a curry, but I was once told by a Hawaii native that no plate would be complete without macaroni salad. And rice, of course. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?

I found the recipe for this chicken curry at Epicurious.com. Rather than following their method, I used my pressure cooker to get the chicken fork tender but I didn't otherwise change the recipe. It turned out well and the whole family loved it. Plus it can be put on the table in about an hour (by their method). So if you're looking for something a little different, this might fit the bill.

This is my submission to Regional Recipes. The spotlight region is the South Pacific. I'm hosting this round, so if you've got a regional recipe to share, post it and shoot me the info to include in the round-up. blazinghotwok(at)gmail(dot)com. And be sure to check back in a few days for the round-up.


Marisa said...

That is a great looking curry! Well done. Unfortunately I'm going to have to sit out on this round - December is just too busy. Looking forward to jumping in again in Jan. Happy holidays!

dp said...

Marisa, no worries! The holidays are a busy time and I didn't expect participation to be high. In fact, I considered putting RR on hold until after the holidays, but without having a deadline to hold me accountable, it might have been weeks more before I blogged again.

Happy holidays to you too!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I'm glad you were able to work your way through all those essays. This chicken looks wonderful.

Langdon Cook said...

Beautiful colors and delicious looking. I love curries and don't make them enough. Thanks for the reminder that curry makes a perfect dish on a damp winter day.

dp said...

Mary, thank you. The different textures really makes it special.

LC, I tend to only eat Thai curries, so this was a nice change. It was perfect for a cold winter's day.