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Monday, April 06, 2009

all spice all star


" I love to try exotic spices," she said gingerly. With that I peppered my language liberally throwing out words like "cardamom" and "fenugreek" just to watch her twitch. Soon she will swoon and I will have her at bay and then it would be wise to heed some sage advice.........



Add on to it as much as you want I have coconut curry soup to make. I started with 31 mini meatballs of scallion, ginger and garlic chives that I put in the oven to cook.



I simmered a broth with cardamom, ginger, curry, lemon grass, chiles, shallots and garlic.



I strained the broth and added coconut milk, served each bowl with a couple of meatballs a little extra chile and a side of jasmine rice.



There is a secret to getting rice so fluffy and nice - and if I told you how it wouldn't be a secret anymore now would it? I am still not back to my "A" game yet but my "B" game is catching up.

27 comments:

The Diva on a Diet said...

~swoon~

You're a master of seduction.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh, and I want that secret ...

snugs said...

I ditto the Diva on both counts..

doggybloggy said...

diva: did you say that 'gingerly'

snugs: the designated ditto - but the rice is a secret

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

what time's dinner? ;)

Life for Beginners said...

Man, you had me at that fluffy rice. What can I do to persuade you to part with that secret, mate? :)

Jenn said...

Ooooo... Please tell me you saved me some.

Joy said...

Cayenne I curry your favor and gingerly plea that in thyme you will tell us how to make fluffy rice?

Anette said...

Sniffing greedily! All my favourite spices! I'd love some of that soup, and please a little box of mixed spices, that I can take the lid of every now and then, just to sniff!

Belle said...

I can't believe you are not prepared to share your rice secret. What do we have to do to get you to share?

Hornsfan said...

Wishing that would ship well....sadly going to have to keep staring at the photos! It looks amazing.

doggybloggy said...

healthy: its an open kitchen - anytime is a good time

LFB: since that was one of the last sentences it took a while to 'have you' LOL

jenn: there is enough for a couple more bowls

joy: parsley because its a secret I cant bay leaf you think I'll part with it

anette: I could barely smell it - still a little pink

belle: just say please - I share so friggin' easy!

hornsfan: you made me wonder about freeze drying.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I was wondering what now in Christo's place, as you are feeling better now... uhhh now you are sweeping everyone with your dishes... Lucky her ;)

buffalodick said...

I know vinegar works to make rice fluffier... You got another one?

TavoLini said...

wow--excellent presentation!!

Sage advice, indeed :)

doggybloggy said...

ramya: I have been eating nothing but soups lately....

buff: I put rice vinegar in sushi rice, but that is only for added flavor.

tavolini: I barley thought people would understand

TavoLini said...

barley....groan!!! :)

Harmony said...

I cannot believe this isn't A game. So beautiful, it's almost a shame to know it was eaten. I'd say you are back...but I would also say, you never left. So who am I say to anything?

Mo Diva said...

Beautifully plated!

Bina said...

You're talking about Beth, right???

Leela said...

I love it when you talk spice (speaking gingerly).

This is brilliant! I will definitely make this. You're really good at turning simple into extraordinary.

Creative Mish said...

Looks lovely! I have a rice cooker and I still make sticky rice!

Elyse said...

Oh my gah, this looks divine.

Jason said...

I love the presentation... Nice work!

deb said...

looks very good. Inspires me to make yoo-var-LAHK-yah . Greek meatballs in avogolemeno.

The Duo Dishes said...

Yum, those balls look GOOD!

Tangled Noodle said...

I can't even think straight - coconut curry meatball soup! And fluffy rice . . . !

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