Monday, April 14, 2014

14:04:14 Spice grinder.

Sian helping me to grind up spices for this weeks "Curry Night" 

A tradition that Byron started up a few years back and now happens every week whether we like it or not! Come rain or shine every Thursday night we sit down to curry in our balti bowls, naan bread and poppadoms on the table and Indian music bursting forth from the speakers. Some curries are a hit and get 5 thumbs up, some are never to be repeated. 

This week is a spicy Pork Vindoloo. Cinnamon bark, black pepper, cardamom seeds, turmeric, cloves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dried chillies, fresh chillis, grated ginger, crushed garlic cloves, sliced onions, tomato passata  and balsamic and white wine vinegar are massaged into 2 kilos of fresh pork and left to marinate in the fridge over the next three days. 

On Thursday the pot will go straight from the fridge into the slowcooker on a delay cook program and I will hopefully come in the door from work to a simmering pot of spicy goodness. It is our Indian friend Simi's birthday this week and she will join us on Thursday for her birthday dinner. Hopefully this curry will get 6 thumbs up this week!

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