Sending prawns by clacks

Anyone who’s read the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett’s The Truth (the 25th Discworld novel) will get this one ^^ (For those who haven’t it’s a reference to an amusing sustained misunderstanding by a minor-ish character early in the novel. To say any more than that would probably end up being spoilerish.)

Anyways, I chose that particular line/reference/pun because this week’s dish was prawn korma! (Well, possibly a bit closer to a biryani or something in terms of spice mix, but I was vaguely following a korma recipe, so…) Instead of using korma curry pasta out of a jar (which I wouldn’t be able to use up before it went off), I used 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cumin, a good sprinkle of dried coriander approximating a teaspooon’s worth, and 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes. Instead of the single or double cream, I used the remains of the creme fraiche that didn’t go into last week’s beef stroganoff (I’d kept it in the freezer, so it hadn’t gone off). The whole thing turned out extremely tasty, much better than the last time I made a korma (that time, I think I added two heaped teaspoons of turmeric, which… didn’t taste great. I ate it all — no sense in wasting food — but, yeah, turmeric is something to use sparingly). Ehehe.


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