Curry

Chicken Thigh Butter Chicken

The cuisines and food traditions of the indian subcontinent are wonderfully rich and almost impossibly varied. Contrary to the recent ignorant comments of one so-called food writer, it’s not a monolithic cuisine, and that myriad of traditions is certainly not based on on “one spice.” I’ve been lucky, in part […]

Easy Chicken Thigh Massaman Curry

Normally I wait until the light is just right to photograph dishes in my tiny kitchen studio – and usually because I’m making dinner – that’s in the afternoon. Today though, the light was just so nice that I shot this one in the full sun.  It’s a different look. […]

Chicken Thigh Katsu Curry

We’ve covered Katsu on this site before. The almost impossibly crisp Japanese style cutlet is a favorite of mine – both as prepared in the previous post, but even more so as a sandwich.  Oh man, katsu sandos are wonderful. But there’s another common preparation that I left out last […]

Curried Coconut Chicken Thighs

This is a curry without a country. It’s not an authentic representation of any cuisine. It utilzes flavors found in a number of traditions. It’s simple, and delicious. This coconut based simmered chicken dish is also fast, can be made mild or spicy, and takes only minutes to prepare.  Unlike […]

Tamarind Green Curry Chicken Thighs

What happens when you set out to make Thai-style green curry chicken, only to discover that you do not have any coconut milk in the house? You improvise, and sometimes that inspiration ends up being something wonderful. In this case, I swapped out the coconut milk for a can of […]

Chicken Meatballs in Green Coconut Curry

Everyone likes meatballs, right? They can be appetizers, garnish, part of a or main course. They can be sweet, spicy, redolent with herbs and cheese, or simmered in complex sauces with exotic spices. Chicken thighs make for a surprisingly great meatball. The texture and flavor similarities between the thigh and […]

Country Captain

As a child, my family spent holidays on Edisto Island in the low country of South Carolina. While many of our meals there consisted of nothing more than an enormous pile of boiled shrimp, potatoes, and corn, nearly every year my mother brought back at least one of the spiral […]