Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Vindaloo

Vindaloo (means vinegar and garlic)

Serves 4-6

2 medium onions
4 gloves of garlic
2 red chilies (or to taste)
thumb size piece of ginger root
small bunch of fresh cilantro
4 ripe tomatoes
peanut or vegetable oil
a pat of butter
1 3/4 pounds diced pork shoulder
1/2 cup vindaloo paste such as Pataks or Mr. Kooks
sea salt and black pepper
1 table spoon honey
1/3 balsamic vinegar

To prepare:
Peel halve and finely slice onion, peed and slice garlic, finely slice chilie, peel and finely slice ginger. Pick cilantro leaves and finely chop stalks. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.

To Cook

Get a large casserole type pan on a medium high heat, add a couple of lugs of oil and the butter. Add the onions, garlic, chilie, ginger and cilantro stalks and cook for 10 minutes until softened. Add the pork and curry paste. Stir well and coat all pieces of pork. Season with Salt and Pepper. Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, honey and about 1 2/3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down and simmer for 45 minutes with the lid on. Stir regularly and add more water if necessary.

To Serve:
Serve with rice and some natural yogurt on top.

My changes:

I used chicken. I had to use drained diced tomatoes. They only curry paste I had in the house was Mr. Kooks Spinach Sauce.

This was SO GOOD. Not spicy at all! You could add more heat by adding more chilies.

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