They would usually skip our house though especially when they know I am around.I am such a 'kill joy' kasi.Can't blame them,girl talk will always be better without any boys around.
Last weekend though,I managed to lure some of them in the house.At least for a few hours.I have been trying to show my readers how to cook showcasing certain McCormick products.My adobo was a sellout last time,at least with my #1,my wife.hahaha.I thought of doing a followup with Oregano Powder but my cooking skills would prove insufficient to even think of what to cook with it.I noticed I also have McCormick Curry Power in the shelf and chicken curry being the most popular dish came into mind.The thing is,I also don't know how to cook Chicken Curry.Good thing she mentioned it to her girl friends and bam,ate Rochelle,volunteered to demonstrate for us.
Red bell pepper
grated coconut/coconut milk
fish sauce (patis)
McCormick Curry powder
now you know how messy my dirty kitchen is :)
HOW TO COOK CHICKEN CURRY
She put oil into the pan and added the potato and carrots.Stirred for a few minutes.removed it and set aside.She then added oil in the same pan,she fried the chicken until half cooked.She then added onion and garlic then sauteed it for a few minutes.She then put back the potato and carrots.Poured McCormick Curry powder into it.At this point, the aroma of the curry powder has got me salivating.
She then added a small amount of water and put a little milk.She let it boil for a while then added coconut milk into it.Although evaporated milk is enough,adding coconut milk adds extra texture into it.Added patis.She let it simmer until it became a little malapot. Then it was ready to serve.
My apologies if I didn't include the actual amount of ingredients.You know advanced cooked,they just put the ingredients together based on mental calculation,say,the amount of fish sauce and curry powder.And they don't even taste it,the can rely solely on smell.:)
I said earlier that I am no fan of chicken curry because of the "umay effect" but that changed after I tasted Ate Rochelle's curry.Just the right saltiness and curry flavor.Di nakakasawa.And not very spicy too!Then I remember what she said about the difference of McCormick Curry powder from the one's sold locally esp.in public markets.I think that had a big effect.Not to mention,ate Rochelle is a good cook to start with.
Since all my weekends for October are already booked for out-of-town trips,I promised her that we will be cooking kare-kare by November.I can't wait!