ricotta mushroom pasta
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adapted from: www.marthastewart.com/313408/mushroom-pasta-with-ricotta
saute onion in butter, add vermouth and cook it down. add mushrooms, parsley, salt and pepper. toss onto spaghetti with ricotta, lemon juice, and some reserved pasta water. add parmesan.
Goan prawn curry
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Goa is a popular holiday destination in India but the best part about Goa is the food. Goa was a Portugese colony and the food is a mix of piri-piri style sauces and indigenous coconut based curries
Marinate 400gm prawns with 1 tsp salt and half tsp turmeric powder. Grate half of a fresh coconut and add to it 8 dry red chillies + 1 tbsp pepper corns + 1 tbsp corriander seeds + 1 tsp caraway seeds. Add some warm water and grind to a fine paste. Extract the spiced coconut milk from the ground paste by squeezing it through a cloth. Mix the residue with half cup hot water and let it stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze it through the cloth again. Discard the residue.
Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan and add to it 1 finely chopped onion + 3 cloves chopped garlic + 1" chopped ginger + 4 chopped green chillies. Fry for 10 minutes stirring occassionally. Add the marinated prawns and fry for 2 minutes while stirring. Add the spicy coconut milk and boil for 10 minutes. Extract the pulp from 2-3 pieces of fresh tamarind by soaking in hot water. Add the tamarind pulp to the curry and boil for 2 minutes. Serve with steamed rice.
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Healthy new take on this comfort food staple – recipe found here: coreyrecipes.blogspot.com/2014/10/chicken-casserole.html