Wednesday, October 1, 2008
i was thrilled when i received heidi swanson's new recipe today from 101cookbooks.com. it looked absolutely delicious! and when i read the list of ingredients i was overjoyed as i had everything either in my fridge or on the shelf...everything, that is, but curry paste. such a key player too! i just couldn't leave it out. on our way home from the beach today, fred and i stopped at the market to see if they had any. i was a bit hesitant as our local market has let me down more than a few times...but we looked nonetheless. sure enough, no curry paste was to be found. so i came home and thought maybe my good friend Google could help me out. i searched for 'curry paste substitutions' and lo and behold, i found a recipe for curry paste itself! i had all five ingredients on hand too! i tossed chopped onion and ginger, minced garlic, cayenne pepper and curry powder in a bowl and gave it a quick buzz with my hand mixer. in a matter of seconds i had my very own homemade curry paste, ready to use in tonight's dinner! looks like some things are just meant to be.