The Cooking Process:
Preparing the chicken – As instructed, I started the recipe by preparing the chicken. The chicken thigh was of a very high quality, but I still needed to do some extra cleaning before I used it. I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper and the curry powder, and tossed it in the seasoning to coat it thoroughly. In a large frying pan I warmed some oil until it was hot but not smoking. Then I added the chicken and cooked, stirring occasionally, until it was browned but not cooked through, and then transferred the chicken to a plate.
Preparing the vegetables – While the chicken was browning I prepared the vegetables – I cut the onion, garlic, ginger and pepper.
In the same pan used for the chicken I added some more oil. I personally like the garlic and ginger really cooked, so I added these first to the pan which was not as the directions instructed. . Then I added the onion and bell pepper, seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked, stirring occasionally and scraping off any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, combining with the juices for flavor, until the vegetables start to soften.
Finishing the curry – I added the chicken to the pan with the vegetables and accumulated juices. Once combined I added the coconut milk and tomatoes and cooked over a medium-high heat until the chicken was cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Then I added in the spinach and cooked until the spinach had just wilted. I then removed from the heat and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper.
Cooking the cauliflower rice – While the curry was cooking I prepared the cauliflower “rice” in a small pot over a medium heat. I warmed some olive oil until it was hot but not smoking, I then added the cauliflower “rice” and seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower started to soften for approximately 3-4 minutes.
Plating and serving – When everything was ready, I prepared the garnishes by roughly chopping the cashews and the cilantro. I love cilantro and was glad to see that Sun Basket had sent a generous amount. I garnished with the cashews and cilantro and served immediately.
On a Personal Note:
The quality of products Sun Basket offer is amazing. Everything is fresh, organic and as healthy as possible. The cauliflower had already been processed which was lovely. The dish was very good, and didn’t take very long to make. I will definitely make it again! Next time thought I might add some additional spicy seasoning to it.
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