I’m a big fan of fusion cooking, and happen to like the basic train of thought of most things that are good are good together. This was my thinking when I made this dish the other day. I knew that coconut milk and chicken gets along a treat, as do coconut and lemon and/or lime. As for spice, I wanted a smoky, asian vibe. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the recipe:
- Chicken breast
- Coconut milk
- Lemon and/or lime
- Garam masala
- Paprika powder
- Peanuts and/or cashews
Dice the chicken, and toss in a preheated pan along with the onion (roughly chopped) and garlic (finely chopped). Add the fatty “lid” from the coconut milk. Grate the ginger, and add that to the pan along with the rest of the coconut milk (the “lid” should now have melted). Grate the skin of the lemon and/or lime, and add to the mix.
Add some paprika powder and garam masala. Bash up some peanuts and/or cashews in a pestle and mortar and add to the mix. Skin the lemon/lime, chop it roughly, and add to the mix. Add a little more liquid (vegetable stock, chicken stock or beer) and leave to simmer.
Serve with rice or cous-cous and a generous helping of chopped flat-leaf parsley.