8 Aug 2008

Chicken in coconut milk & Coriander

. When I saw those beautiful napkins rings, immediately thought to myself “-Wow!! Those rings would be fabulous on my dinner table, tonight.”

I came into the store and bought two sets, 4 pieces in each, why not 6 in each set? Maybe is for an evil marketing plan to spent more money that we need. Anyway, I bought the pair and came back happy to my place with my new fresh acquisition. When I started to lay the table I painful confirmed my worst suspicion: I’ve already put away my entire linen table in boxes, waiting for a new cabinet/TV rack that should be delivered in a few weeks more(I hope) So, I had in use only four blue ribbon bamboo placemats and…….. Paper napkins!!!??? The dinner would be a fiasco for simple napkins? No, no way. Frenzied had a look-in all drawers and little drawers in an incredible quest of the lost napkins. Until then I finally found four blue and red linen napkins. The dinner was saving. At this point you must wonder:” Ok, nice, but, and how about the meal? Well, the meal..? It was just a support for my rings napkins.

Chicken in coconut milk & Coriander

Chicken in coconut milk & Coriander

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (10 to 12 oz. total) 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 Tablespoon sunflower oil 2 tablespoon onion, minced 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared yellow curry powder 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger ½ teaspoon cayenne 1 can (13,5 oz.) reduced-fat coconut milk 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 package sliced bamboo shoots, rinsed Fish sauce or salt 2 tablespoon cilantro (coriander) finely chopped

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1.. Cut chicken into smalls cubes. Place a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat. When pan is hot, add oil and onions; stir-fry 2 minutes.

2. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add honey, sugar, ginger and curry. Reduce heat to low and stir until are well blended. Add bamboo shoots and coconut milk; continue cooking until hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Add fish sauce to taste or salt. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro (coriander) Serve

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7 comments:

Manggy said...

I love the creaminess and the curry flavor of this dish, Sylvia! :) (Nice rings too! ;)

Lori Lynn said...

Sylvia - I have a collection of napkin rings too! Those are beautiful! You were cracking me up..the chicken is just there to support the napkin rings. Although that chicken does sound mighty tasty.

Paz said...

Beautiful napkin rings! Tasty-looking chicken meal. It's on my list to make. ;-)

Paz

Cynthia said...

You are excellent at what you do.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Looks great Sylvia! I think the dish looks great and the napkin rings really look beautiful!

Dhanggit said...

Oh Sylvia, I just had my lunch but i will always find room for this!! Absolutely creamy and delicious!! And i love those napkin rings :-)

Psychgrad said...

I really like the napkin rings. I could also see them with white napkins and linens and a mixed flower centrepiece. Maybe something like this.