Shrimp Curry

August 29, 2009

I made this last night for fetoor. Put a drop of oil in the pot, add turmeric, cumin, red chilli pepper, salt, a stock cube and some tomato paste. Then add your peeled and veined shrimp ( which you will have soaked in lemon juice for an hour ). Add water and loomi ( hard ‘black lemon’ ) and about three peeled and halved or quartered potatoes . Bring to the boil and then simmer.

Meanwhile prepare your Basmati rice with turmeric and onion.

On the side I served yogurt mixed with fresh coriander and garlic + a pinch of salt, all mixed in the blender.

Try it.

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Nancy Grace – what a witch!

August 28, 2009

After the recent release of Jaycee Lee Dugard, I just watched The Elizabeth Smart Story and then did some internet research……nasty nasty woman that Nancy Grace isn’t she. Here’s the interview she did with Elizabeth after her release….some women just don’t know when it’s time to give up. Let’s hope Jaycee has it easier. Would someone put a leash on Nancy just in case?

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Would you like some BS with that pizza Private?

August 28, 2009

Some ridiculous story is making the news today, via The Telegraph, of a British soldier, down from Iraq for some R&R in Kuwait ( that’s an oxymoron in itself) who claims he was kidnapped by ‘Islamic fanatics’ when he nipped out for a pizza in the middle of Ramadan’……LOL.

Now I think it could have been one of several things – he’s suffering from PSD (Pre Pizza Stress Disorder) , he’s been ‘boynapped’ by a few sex crazed Saidies or some Bengalis felt there was a penny or two to be made from this bloke if they could only get into his pants…..or….he woke up after having consumed copious amounts of distilled Eth and hadn’t a clue where he was…..and thought he could fly …. off the balcony.

Nice try Private, but here in Ramadan nobody has the strength to carry out a kidnapping, never mind contemplate one.

Swine Flu and School

August 27, 2009

Oh it’s all getting a bit worrying, tho’ some asses would have you believe there’s nothing to worry about. Four deaths in a week in Kuwait and school starts soon. Are there any proper precautions in place? I doubt it. If there is a mass outbreak will they cope? Probably not. Am I sending my kids to school? NO. If you care, you won’t either.

Easy delicious soup

August 23, 2009

OK this was a hit tonight at fetoor and has to be the easiest.

Put a little oil in a pot and add a tablespoon of tomato paste.

Add a packet of Maggi chicken vermacelli soup and then water.

Sprinkle in some fresh coriander, pepper and a little tabasco (hot ) sauce…..

Delish!

7 ways to beat swine flu this summer

August 23, 2009

1. Stay home and create an indoor spa with splashy background water music, a wind machine and a bright light.

2. Stay home and read a book.

3. Don’t eat pork (ok only joking).

4. Homeschool.

5. Order food online.

6. Turn down all party invitations.

7. Suicide.

Kuwaiti Katayef

August 22, 2009

Well these are my absolute favourites and if anything is going to get me fat over Ramadan, it’s these- cheese filled pancakes served with a sugary syrup…………….dream on.

  

 

Inside, I usually put cream cheese, but some people put cream and others walnuts.

Or you can fry them ( hint, VERY unhealthy!)…..

Then dip them in a sugary syrup and eat while hot.

Chicken paprika

August 22, 2009

Might try this tomorrow night.

2 chicken breasts, halved
4 second joints or thighs
4 drum sticks
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. turmeric
Paprika
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. scallions, sliced
1 c. chicken broth (13 3/4 oz.)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 c. plain yogurt

 

Remove skin from chicken parts, rinse and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and turmeric. Sprinkle generously with paprika. Heat butter in large pan until it foams. Add chicken, 1/2 at a time, and brown on both sides. Remove pieces from pan as they brown.Pour all butter from pan. Add scallions. Saute 1-2 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes. Remove lid. Continue to simmer until broth is reduced by half.

Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons broth. Remove chicken from pan. Keep warm. Stir cornstarch into broth, cook stirring until thick and clear. Stir in yogurt. Serve sauce with chicken. Serve over cooked rice.

Baked figs and goats cheese

August 22, 2009

A good dish to start with?

  • Preheat the oven to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas 4. Unless the baking sheet is non stick, line it with foil, then brush the foil lightly with oil.
  • Cut the figs into quarters, from the top almost to the base, and arrange on the foil. Slice the goat’s cheese and arrange in the centre of the figs. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and tinged brown.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients with some seasoning. Put a couple of good radicchio leaves on each serving plate. Remove the figs from the oven and place on the radicchio leaves. Scatter the walnuts on top. Drizzle with the dressing and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • 6 figs
  • 200g soft goat’s cheese
  • 1 head radicchio
  • 85g walnut pieces
  • FOR THE DRESSING

    • 6 tbsp olive oil
    • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

    Ramadan Kareem

    August 21, 2009

    Mubarak allaicum al shahar.