Friday, November 23, 2012

A Fine Evening


What do you get when you put
pomegranate, 


mango,


peanuts,


banana,


cilantro and green onion all together? 


Well, just the best toppings for Green Curry Chicken! That's what!


Wednesday evening we went for supper at our friend Mary's. She had prepared this recipe
which was given to her by a chef friend.


Mary's place used to be Sophie's  'second' home when she was younger. Sophie stayed there during the day and some overnights. Mary runs 'Country Critter Sitters' just down the road a ways in the next community.


Back to this meal....all I can say is that it was absolutely delicious! Bursting with an abundance of flavours with just the right 'kick' to make it an authentic Thai dish.


The curry was placed over sticky rice and we then added the accoutrements.


Besides stuffing our faces all night we were also there to formally meet Mary's new puppy, Owen.


He is an English Setter and is 12 weeks old. As can be seen here, he played himself out entertaining us all evening long. What a cutie he is! And Sophie actually tolerated him.

If you want to see Owen 'in action', go to Sophie's blog here:
'fromsophiesview'

39 comments:

  1. oh i love thai chicken curry!!! that looks very swish tho!

    and own looks so tired LOL!! how cute xxx

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    1. Charlene, it is not that difficult to make at all (he said admitting that he never made this in his life!). I think the most difficult part would be to get the ingredients. I guess most of these can be gotten at an Asian store....makes sense, I guess.

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  2. That chicken dish looks amazing -- but I'm thinking it may be too fancy for my iron worker. We'll see.

    Owen is a love. I'll go visit Sophie for a closer look. :)

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    1. Not fancy at all really, Nancy. Your 'iron worker' may enjoy 'building' his own on his plate!
      Have a great week off!

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  3. Looks wonderful and love combinations like that. Pomegranates are a favourite of mine since childhood, especially dissecting them at Christmas!
    Ivan

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    1. Not many kids liked or like pomegranates I believe. I did and still do. It is certainly a ritual to eat one of these this time of year. Hope you have a great weekend Ivan.

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  4. That looks delicious! Food always tastes even better when you're sharing it with friends. Owen, that little sleepy head, is adorable!

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    1. Martha, it was! It will be fun to watch Owen grow up this year.

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    1. I suppose it was slightly gourmet but something I am sure you could handle, Prairie Girl.....that is during half-time on Sunday!!

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  6. Wow, that looks good and I love the photo of the pomegranate. Anything that beautiful must taste good.
    Sweet looking dog too.

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    1. Believe me it was Kay......a plethora of flavours!

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  7. That sounds like an astounding combination. So creative.
    Dinner and entertainment. Who could ask for more.

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    1. Hey Stew. The combinations of tastes were bursting in the mouth with so many different flavours! It really was delicious.
      And then of course Owen.....

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  8. Nice food photography, Jim. It does look good!
    Mary's new puppy is so cute!

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    1. Thanks Pat. The colours of the food were just 'begging' to be photographed.
      I have never felt such a soft puppy as Owen......like silk.

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  9. THAT is my kind of meal. It looks unbelievably good. And as for Owen, I'll take two!

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    1. Now if you were smart Mitch, which of course I know you are, San Geraldo could be easily persuaded to 'whip this up' for his hubby! As long as you agree to the dishes! lol

      Yes, two Owens would be cute but a handful at this age!

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  10. What an amazing combo! I am a real pomegranate fan and have been since I was a kid. I'm drooling.....

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    1. Now Lori, here's a napkin for you!
      I love pomegranate too, they are such an unusual eating experience!

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  11. The curry looks delish!
    Now I'm off to see more of Owen...

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  12. We loved the photos of the meal! We cook so much thai and chinese here that sometimes we think we should open a take-away! We had huge fun in Spain this summer trying to source Asian ingredients - guess, we should have just cooked Spanish for the summer but we love our thai food so much that Murray's Mom drove all over the place until she found the necessary ingredients!

    Red thai chicken curry or green thai chicken curry are weekly stables here in Clive's house! Not that Clive ever gets to taste any!! We have fantastic Asian markets here in Dublin so no problems getting any of the ingredients!

    Murray's Mom loves pomegranates too - puts them on the pavlovas she makes at Christmas time for a festive touch! No-one else in the house likes them but they look great!

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    1. So Fiona, you all are hooked on red/green curries too! Yes pomegranates are very festive, especially this time of year.

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  13. After eating too much on Thanksgiving, this meal looks really delicious and just the kind of meal I'd enjoy this evening--But I'll have to settle for leftovers instead!

    That Owen really is a cutie, do you all ever think about a brother or sister for Sophie?

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    1. Funny you should say that Kim. When we met Owen this week we thought that Sophie could use a 'mate'. We will see....

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  14. Wahaaa! Long time no see - so sooooorry. But Sophies blogg is eating all my time off *gggg*.

    Oh my, it´s 08.40 over here and now I´am hungry. Püüüüüh! *drooools* Hm, time for curry this evening me thinks. ;)Mary is your friend who lost her sister last year, isn´t she? It´s good to see her smile. And Owen is such a cutie. :)) I so wish I could have a doggie too. But daycare is here very rare und expensive, so? No doggie for me. Because my workhours are crazy. That´s not good for a doggie. *sigh* BUT: I come over here and to Rons-, pardon, Sophies- ;))) blogg. That´ll do, for a while. *hehehe*

    I really hope there will be more Owen???? *lol* Hm, Sophie looked like: "Earm, what´s "that"?" But not a little bit jealous. Time to get her buddy??? *smirks*

    Have a good day/night. I really don´t know what time it is in "your side of the world."

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  15. I love Thai Green Curry, but I have never seen things like that added onto the top (except peanuts). But I have to say, it looks absolutely amazing and sounds really tasty. Save me a bit will you matey?!

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    1. OK mate! Will do! The different flavours Annie were wonderful!!
      How's the packing going?

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  16. Hi Alex! I understand that Sophie is much cuter than me!! lol

    Yes, Mary lost her sister Cathy (I went to university with Cathy) last year this time. Mary has 'found her way' and is doing her best to keep the 'day care' going.

    Owen, the puppy, is gorgeous as you saw at Sophie's post. You are very smart not to get a dog at this point in your life....it would be cruel to have one and never see it!
    We have entertained the idea of getting another dog/puppy. We will see.
    It is daytime here. I think we have about 5 hours difference from you in Germany.
    Have a great weekend.

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  17. Oh that sounds delicious. Owen looks like he is very very contented. B

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  18. Hi Buttons! Good to see you again!
    This meal was delicious. And Owen, what can I say....a sweetheart!

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  19. Your pictures made my mouth water, Jim! I hope to do some Thai cooking in the new year. When I get a little more time! Ha ha! What a cute baby Owen is, all tuckered out!

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    1. I haven't done any Thai cooking yet Louise but plan to. I think the key is getting the right ingredients.

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  20. Owen is adorable! The idea of combining pomegranate, mango, banana, and peanuts with "salady" stuff really had my mouth watering. (Ms.Vegan, here, might skip the chicken :) Have to figure out a way to make that work (I'm a "challenged" cook and need all the help I can get :)

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    1. You know Carol, I would think you could use a good firm tofu in place of the chicken....cut it in cubes and stir fry it. It would be the spices and the curry that would make it Thai anyway, I believe.
      Good luck!

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