Friday, April 12, 2013

Curry Up Or You'll Sleep With The Fishes

Hethyr:  With the start of Spring already a few weeks in the past, I started thinking that maybe I should try to use up the remaining winter squash that we still have.  We've still got a couple of Butternuts and Orange Hopis, but for this particular recipe I decided to use two small-ish Red Kuris that we received in our CSA.  

It was a cold night and a warm soup sounded good - perfect for squash.  Of course, because I'm a huge dork, I had to make it curry.  If you'll remember back to our Valentine's blog post, Jon and I often speak in movie, and this Red Kuri Curry Soup reminded me of one of my favorite mob movies.  See if you can figure out which one, which one...

Narrator:  And then there was Jimmy Two Times, who got that nickname because he said everything twice, like:
Jimmy Two Times:  I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers.

Jimmy Two Times' Red Kuri Curry Soup

Serves 6-8

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium celery stalk, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeded, ribbed and diced
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1 small jalapeño, seeded, ribbed and minced
2 tablespoons curry spice blend
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup coconut milk
2 Red Kuri squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
4 small kale leaves, ribbed and julienned
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cilantro, chopped for garnish
Peanuts or cashews, chopped for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish

1.  Heat coconut oil in a soup pot over medium heat; add onions, celery, carrots, bell pepper, ginger and jalapeno.  Cook until veggies are just softened, about 5 minutes.

2.  Add curry seasoning and stir for another minute.

3.  Add broth, coconut milk, squash and kale and stir to combine.  Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until squash is easily pierced with a fork.

4.  Ladle into bowls, top with cilantro and nuts, and sprinkle with a little bit of lime juice.
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Jon:  I'm gonna go get a spoon, get a spoon.

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