Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spicy Curry with Vegetables and Sunchoke Noodles

This curry came as a request from my oldest daughter, but turned out to be my youngest daughter's new favorite dish. It is a little spicy, but not too much and if you like it more spicy you can always add more curry paste.

Sunchoke or Jerusalem Artichoke is such an awesome vegetable and very fiber-rich. One of the most common questions on the internet about this weird root is; "What the hell do I make out of this thing?" The answer is easy. Noodles! Get a vegetable spiralizer/cutter and make noodles out of it.

Here's my recipe for a curry with coconut milk, curry (duh!) and a bunch of vegetables, so you can experiment with this a lot.

  • 1 tsp of fresh Ginger (minced)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 dl of Organic Coconut Milk
  • 3.5 dl of Water
  • 2 tsp of Red Curry Paste
  • 1 tsp of Curry powder
  • 2 table spoons of white Miso Paste (Gryningen in Stockholm has a great selection)
  • 1,5 dl of Shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and in small pieces of your choice
  • 1,5 dl of Zuccini in small pieces of your choice
  • 1,5 dl of Eggplant in small pieces of your choice
  • 0,5 dl of Celery in 0,3cm slices
For the noodles (in case you want to serve it with Sunchoke noodles):

All you need is about four Sunchokes and a vegetable spiralizer/cutter. Cut 'em, wok 'em (in Tamari) and you're done.

But first, here's how you make the curry.
  1. Heat up some salt in a saucepan for about 1 minute and then add the oil. Heat is up but don't let it smoke.
  2. Add the Garlic and Ginger and sauté for about a minute (before the Garlic get's brown and bitter so stir frequently).
  3. Add the coconut milk, water, red curry and miso.
  4. Simmer four about 15 - 20 minutes depending on how thick you want it.
  5. Add the vegetables and mushrooms and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. While the vegetables and mushrooms simmers, make your noodles.
  7. Serve hot!
My kids don't like Sunchoke noodles, so I served it to them with Soba noodles instead and they loved it (my daughters at least, not my son, who is generally sceptic).

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