Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Panang curry is goooooooood!


For dinner last night, I finally cracked open the jar of Thai and True panang curry paste that has been sitting in the cupboard for a few months. Thai and True products are made locally in Lake Oswego, and sold at the Farmer's Market as well as Food Fight. In my opinion, they are FAR superior to other curry pastes (like Thai Kitchen brand). I mixed 1/2 a jar with a can of coconut milk, and cooked on low until I put the veggies in. At the same time I sauteed some tofu. I wasn't very authentic about the veggies, and just threw in what I had: potatoes, carrots, and onion, which is better suited for mussaman curry, but whatever! It was still tasty! After tossing in the veggies and tofu, I turned up the heat to medium and covered the pot, letting it cook for about 30 minutes. It will cook down a lot, so make sure and add about 1 or 2 cups water and turn down the heat to low while your rice is cooking. And don't pull a Chelsea! Actually turn on your rice cooker instead of leaving it on warm for 30 minutes while complaining about how long it's taking! :) Waiting again was pure torture!






Plated panang curry with brown rice










Yesterday, Tiny Kitteh was sleeping innocently in Zoey's favorite cat bed (an empty water bottle flat that she won't let me recycle!) when Zoey decided to come join her.







Tiny Kitteh didn't quite fit anymore...















...but she tried to make it work!















Until she saw Zoey's tail...















...and she just couldn't help but attack it!









Crazy kittehs!!!

9 comments:

jessy said...

your curry looks freak'n awesome! i'm sitting here eating popcorn wishing i was eating your delicious curry! mmmmmmmm! and tiny kitteh is just too cute with ms. zoey! kittehs = happyface!

shelby said...

I love curry! It's one of my favorite spices.


Your torturing me with the kitteh pictures...I'm going to convince my mom to buy me one =)

Bianca said...

Tiny Kitteh is by far the cutest kitty ever!

And curry, mmmmm...it looks so good and spicy! I made some the other night with the Thai Kitchen paste, but I only used a tiny amount because I'm a wimp.

VeganFabulous said...

The name kitteh is great! I witnessed a neighborhood cat showdown last night. One of the cats was the scraggly kitty from next door, the other cute cat was my other next door neighbor's cat. I was so afraid for the cute cat that I ran outside and stopped the altercation before it could even happen!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

yay, Thai and True! I've never had a Panang Curry but that looks delightful, and you know I adore those kittens!

VeganCowGirl said...

THose cats are just way too cute. Seriously.

The curry looks great too! I WISH WISH WISH I could buy curry sauce/spice at my local markets.

i like applejuice said...

I. LOVE. PANANG.

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Ooh, thanks for the heads up! I always walk by that stand at the Farmer's Market, because I assumed the products would have fish sauce in them, and I didn't want to look like a picky a-hole.

Your kitties are so freaking cute! I love when they get bitchy like that. Cats are awesome.

jelymo said...

i love curry as well, but i'm fairly ignorant about the kinds of curry. i'm gonna have to edumacate myself about this....