Monday, June 29, 2009
So far things are going well with the most recent CSA haul, however we did run into one issue. Farmer Pam warned that the cherries had been compromised by the weather and we should eat them right away. We did, and they were... mediocre. This is another one of those 'things' with getting food from a CSA; most of the time the quality is very superb, but sometimes mother nature doesn't make things easy. It isn't that big of a pitfall, and as you saw it was only a small component of last weeks share, but it's a possibility.
In Beef news, we defrosted some "beef grenades" and made Peshwari Chappal Kebabs from Madhur Jaffreys book. I've seen quite a few variations and I'm sure someone will say "that's not really Peshwari at all..." so perhaps I should just call them South Asian inspired Sliders? Which is what they really are.
No matter what you call them, they're quite good "stuffed sliders" with jalapenos, loads of cilantro, cumin, and a little bit of egg to keep it together (recipes that also add chopped onions and tomatoes have more egg). Served with naan/pita bread and turmeric rice these were fantastic the night of and great reheated the next day.
/also, if you follow that link to the recipe and scroll down to the "Most delicious meat cubes/boti gosht" recipe, that one is pretty much our default lamb shoulder recipe. We've probably made it over ten times in the past year. Curry leaves are easy to get from most Indian grocers and highly recommended.