Wow I am a Rembrandt van Rijn fan too, he was an amazing painter! Now I like my name also, because the lady of Rembrandt called Saskia also! So OK, today I went with Brooke and Aaron to the Rembrandthouse (www.rembrandthuis.nl) it’s a huge house and beautiful, (I wish I had a house like it) saw some guy making some etches just like Rembrandt did. Beautiful to see, it takes a lot of time and patience…Anyway my house is also great……with the garden. No complaining. After that, I went to the supermarket and did a lot of shopping for the whole week, so I was fully packed and the stroller also. Glad we were at home again, and the stroller didn’t break.
Today I just heated up the dish from yesterday, I made for the couch-surfers. I ask if they really liked it and they say yes, I ask my friend is it blog worthy and he said yes also, so OK the recipe will be under this text, enjoy its not difficult and on the spiceyness-degree it’s a 7. (For Dutch concepts I think, for Thai concepts it’s a 5 ; ) ) And yes it’s probably far away from the typical Thai curry, anyway for me curry is a Thai dish
Curry dish with some sunshine (4persons)
for the rice/lentil
100 gram of dried brown lentils
100 gram of dried red lentils
4 persons rice (approx.300 gram)
1 teaspoon of turmeric
for the subtropical tofu
250 gram of tofu (organic and no GMO) drained of the water and cut into cubes or which shape you want (but not too big, just like a dice as thickest)
the juice of 1/2 a grapefruit
1 tablespoon of soya sauce
1 tablespoon of sambal ulek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambal)
(beware there is no animal ingredients in the sambal)
for the sunny curry
2 strings of celery cut in little slices
(if you don’t like celery maybe green beans are a good option)
15 gram of Chinese cabbage
280 gram of yellow zucchini
1 can of coconut milk (400ml)
1 teaspoon of ground fennel
40 gram dried apricot cut in little pieces
6 bay leaves
2 tablespoon of ground curry powder ( curry madras)
3 carrots cut in slices
the juice of 1/2 a lemon ripped of his juice
a yellow or red bell pepper cut in little pieces
2 tablespoon of sambal ulek
1 hand of roasted almonds (grind in chunky pieces).
8 cherry tomatoes
some desiccated grated coconut
1 little leek only use the green part
1 red onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 grated carrot
some bok choy leaves
some slices of the grapefruit
a cooking pan
a sauce pan with coconut oil
a cup to make nice rounds of the rice/lentil
a frying pan
I would say start with the rice I use rice who must cook for 40 minutes, it’s rice were still the skin is on.
So take a cooking pan put some water in and cook the rice for 20 minutes, after you will put in the lentils (don’t forget to wash the lentils first.) in and together boil/cook for 20 minutes more. After this is finished put the turmeric in ( turmeric gives it a yellow colour)
Lets do the tofu while the rice is cooking, you cut the tofu in cubes or whatever? Fry them in the saucepan with the coconut oil. When they ate golden brown get them out, put them on a paper kitchen towel and get rid of the grease.
After, you marinate it in the bowl put together the grapefruit juice, soya sauce and sambal
Yes time for the curry, just poor in the wok, the coconut milk, bay leaves, cloves, curry powder, dried apricot, ground fennel, carrots, celery and the zucchini!
Bring it slowly to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, after put in the bell pepper, Chinese cabbage, sambal and the lemon juice. Lets simmer for another 10 minutes
The sauce is ready to serve now!
Now it’s only the garnish what must be prepared, roast the almond after you grind it in little chunks. Put them in a frying pan without oil till they get browner beware they don’t get burned, it always happen when you just walk away : )
Put them in a little bowl when they are ready.
Now put some oil in the same frying pan and heat it up, bake the onion and the garlic!
Also cut the green part of the leek in rings…
Get the plates and go and make them pretty!
First put the bok choy leaves on the plate, with the glass make a nice shape from the rice/lentil on the plate. Put on top the leek and a little surround
Put some sauce on the other end of the plate, on another corner you put the tofu with some grated carrot on top
On the other corner you will put the grapefruit slices and 2 cherry tomatoes. Put the onions/garlic somewhere between the little “meals”
On everything you will scatter some grated coconut and almonds
Time to enjoy your meal/ รสอร่อย