Thursday, April 28, 2011

Curry Shrimp -- Blue Mountain curry powder

A previous coworker of mine swore by Blue Mountain curry powder--and for good reason! This is a great way to dress up some veggies and / or seafood. Atlanta has a pretty large Caribbean population, so its easy to find in the grocery stores here but you can also order it online. I simply followed the recipe on the back of the jar for seafood curry, and added in a lone bag of frozen field peas from last fall (and a heavy dash of cayenne). Results were FANTASTIC!

This rice blend was on sale, so I decided to gourmet up our rice habit. Seriously? It was worth it. I loved the different textures and colors--really worked well with the curry. If you are using a rice cooker, I have found its better to increase the water in order to have whole grain or brown rice cook all the way through. I use 1 part rice to 3 parts water, and consistently have success with this ratio.

Curry on fancy rice :)

I have been commuting almost exclusively by bicycle this month, and somehow had two screws fall loose from the crank. A quick trip to our local bike shop, Loose Nuts Cycles, and everything is back up to snuff. Thank you Chris! Check these guys out if you are in Atlanta--its a really great bike shop for newbies and experienced cyclists.

Have a great weekend!

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