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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9560 on: May 21, 2020, 09:43:10 pm »
@Sardine (or anyone else) I have a really nice recipe for Panang Curry, I made it a couple of weeks ago for dinner, tastes just like Thai takeaway and it's really easy and fast. Let me know if you want it.

Yes please!  :ricky:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9561 on: May 22, 2020, 01:44:36 am »
Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce (Panang Curry)

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup chicken stock/broth
2 minced garlic cloves
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste (I use this one: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Thai-Kitchen-Gluten-Free-Red-Curry-Paste-4-oz/10801530)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 cup thinly sliced yellow squash (about 2 small)
1 cup red bell pepper strips (about 1 large)
1/2 cup diagonally cut green onions
4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 lime wedges

Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit / 200 Celsius.

Combine first 4 ingredients, stir with a whisk.

Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper, both sides.

On four sheets of aluminium foil, layer zucchini, squash, bell pepper, green onions and chicken. Spoon sauce over each and make foil parcels. Seal tightly so they don't leak.

Place packets on baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes. Remove, let stand 5 minutes. Unfold carefully. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve with basmati rice.


I want to try this next with fish, I would use a firm white fish like snapper, cod, or sea bass... cooking time would be less.

Get crackin' Mr. Zog. Catch me a nice big snapper.  :peepwall:

Also, fish tacos are on my radar, soon.  :drif:
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 01:45:04 am by Mrs. Zog »
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9562 on: May 22, 2020, 04:13:57 am »
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Mrs Z where can I buy Curry powder in the States, tried Wallmart but nothing.

That's odd, I can get curry powder at walmart and my local supermarket in the spice section (where the salt and pepper and baking stuff is). It really should be widely available... maybe people in Kansas don't like curry? If everything fails, order online at Amazon or make your own (and you should be able to get all of these spices at the supermarket for sure):
   
    4 tsp ground cumin
    3 1/2 tsp ground coriander
    2 tsp ground turmeric
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1/4 tsp mustard powder
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

 More or less cayenne depending how spicy you want it.

P.S. Also check the international aisle at the supermarket/Walmart, they should also have curry. The Asian section should have for sure, also the Caribbean section if there is such a thing in your local shop.

Panang Curry recipe to be posted after I finish work!  :thumleft:

Ok I'll go try once more, but all KS people I have asked said they cant stomach it and others dont know what it is and have never even hear about it and ask if there are no other names....masala? Nope, we dont do that!!

Ok before I go to Amazon as last resort I may give it another try  :lol8:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9563 on: May 22, 2020, 02:03:50 pm »
@Sardine (or anyone else) I have a really nice recipe for Panang Curry, I made it a couple of weeks ago for dinner, tastes just like Thai takeaway and it's really easy and fast. Let me know if you want it.

Yes please  :thumleft:

Edit: posted before I saw the recipe, thanks
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 02:09:39 pm by Bikerboer1973 »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9564 on: May 22, 2020, 02:20:18 pm »
Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce (Panang Curry)

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup chicken stock/broth
2 minced garlic cloves
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste (I use this one: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Thai-Kitchen-Gluten-Free-Red-Curry-Paste-4-oz/10801530)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 cup thinly sliced yellow squash (about 2 small)
1 cup red bell pepper strips (about 1 large)
1/2 cup diagonally cut green onions
4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 lime wedges

Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit / 200 Celsius.

Combine first 4 ingredients, stir with a whisk.

Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper, both sides.

On four sheets of aluminium foil, layer zucchini, squash, bell pepper, green onions and chicken. Spoon sauce over each and make foil parcels. Seal tightly so they don't leak.

Place packets on baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes. Remove, let stand 5 minutes. Unfold carefully. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve with basmati rice.


I want to try this next with fish, I would use a firm white fish like snapper, cod, or sea bass... cooking time would be less.

Get crackin' Mr. Zog. Catch me a nice big snapper.  :peepwall:

Also, fish tacos are on my radar, soon.  :drif:


I'll wait for you to come visit. There are various bakkies peddling fresh snoek close by :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9565 on: May 23, 2020, 10:02:44 pm »
Thank you Mrs Z, you have led me in the right direction and I got all the spices you advice on your curry recipe and then, wait for it......in my search for some of them spices I got actual curry powder on the shelf, 3 x different types and none familiar but its curry!!
So I got at the international isle so many varieties of curry sauses but in the end grabbed 2 that interest me
So now I am going to take a big jar and mix curry with the procured spices and will give feedback but sure it will be the real macoy :ricky:

Thanks again Mrs Alex  8)
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9566 on: May 24, 2020, 01:38:46 am »
I'm glad you got sorted, Tom!

I also put a small parcel in the mail to you today... look out for it sometime next week.  ::)
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9567 on: May 25, 2020, 01:21:04 am »
It looks like things at work may be getting a bit busier. :thumleft:

I booked around 45 hours last week, but a lot of the work was doing quotes and estimates. Hopefully some of them we get the sales, then I can get busy doing proper work.

This weekend is a long weekend. Monday is Memorial Day when the US recognizes and honours its military veterans. It's one of the 6 days a year that I get the day off, so I am dead happy about that.

Yesterday I built a trap. You see, we have a racoon that comes into the garden most nights and eats the seeds that I put out for the squirrels. I don't mind it eating the seeds at all, but the problem is that it craps in the garden, then Maggie eats the crap and gets sick. When she gets sick it costs us a fortune at the vet. So the 'coon has to go.

I could just shoot it with the .22, but I really don't want to do that. So the next best idea is to catch the 'coon and "relocate" it. So I built this trap. Mostly from bits of wood that I still had in my stash behind my workshop. The door flaps down, and is triggered by a flap that the 'coon will stand on when it eats the bait. Well, that is the plan, anyway. Then I'll load the entire trap onto the back of my bakkie and drive it about 10 miles down the road into the bush and let it go. Hopefully it doesn't find its way back again...  :peepwall:







I also bought a bottle of rum on Friday. I found this bottle at the liquor store for $18. It's 1,75 Litre, and is 101 Proof!  :eek7:  Lekker cheap ass plonk  :drif:  :imaposer:



The weather forecast is for rain this evening, and heavy rain tomorrow, possible flooding! So I got the grass cut and the edges trimmed with the weed eater this morning. Then I fired up the gas braai a little earlier than usual and braaied a pork rib low and slow....



Of course I was assisted by my little "braai-buddy"  :biggrin:



It's starting to get dark now, so I'll put the lock in the dog-flap and go out and bait the 'coon trap. Hopefully tomorrow morning I'll get y'all some pics of a pissed-off racoon in my trap  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9568 on: May 25, 2020, 01:59:01 am »
Gary I think you should try and stretch that 10 miles a bit, they are territorial and that guy may just find his way back soon.
We have raccoons, possums and even skunks (the real ones  :lol8: ) in town and the other night I spotted mr coyote as well....pok the wildlife flourish in the States
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9569 on: May 25, 2020, 08:42:12 am »
....pok the wildlife flourish in the States

I've always wondered how with all the lead flying around... :o
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9570 on: May 25, 2020, 09:26:52 am »
....pok the wildlife flourish in the States

I've always wondered how with all the lead flying around... :o

Not aimed at wildlife...?
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« Reply #9571 on: May 25, 2020, 09:42:03 am »
....pok the wildlife flourish in the States

I've always wondered how with all the lead flying around... :o

Not aimed at wildlife...?

No, just the ones aimed at the wildlife!  :patch:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9572 on: May 25, 2020, 10:36:17 am »
....pok the wildlife flourish in the States

I've always wondered how with all the lead flying around... :o

Not aimed at wildlife...?

No, just the ones aimed at the wildlife!  :patch:

Wildlife flourishes in urban areas, places like Manhattan support 10 x the birds of prey that they could in the wild, those awesome thermals caused by the heat and buildings and a constant supply of pigeons and rats!

Londons suburbs are awash with foxes rummaging in garbage bins, same with Raccoons etc in the USA.  :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9573 on: May 25, 2020, 12:12:35 pm »
....pok the wildlife flourish in the States

I've always wondered how with all the lead flying around... :o

Not aimed at wildlife...?

No, just the ones aimed at the wildlife!  :patch:

Wildlife flourishes in urban areas, places like Manhattan support 10 x the birds of prey that they could in the wild, those awesome thermals caused by the heat and buildings and a constant supply of pigeons and rats!

Londons suburbs are awash with foxes rummaging in garbage bins, same with Raccoons etc in the USA.  :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9574 on: May 25, 2020, 12:42:09 pm »
One off my many projects that I was looking at years ago was to raise cane rats for the Asian market!
They do not want to breed in captivity though. :dousing:
If it worked out I could possibly have saved us from corona as they might have eaten SA rat rather than bats! :imaposer: :pot: :peepwall:
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« Reply #9575 on: May 25, 2020, 12:54:00 pm »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9576 on: May 26, 2020, 02:26:37 am »
Well I went out this morning at first light.

But the trap was empty, the bait hadn't been touched. Obviously the 'coon hadn't been visiting last night. I won't set the trap tonight, we are having some very heavy rain all day and it will continue all night (already had 2 inches!) and if the 'coon gets trapped I don't want it to sit out in the trap in the rain all night and suffer. Tomorrow night should be a lot drier, so I'll try again then.

As I was already awake, I got into my truck and drove the short trip to Turkey Creek where I spent around 45 minutes fishing. Then the heavens opened up, and it pretty much hasn't stopped all day.

Back home I made an omelet for breakfast, then did some household chores; vacuuming, cleaning, tidying, etc. This afternoon I even had a nap...  :eek7:

We (the local area, and specifically our County) are gearing up for the rocket launch on Wednesday afternoon. Being the first manned launch from US soil since 2011 they are making a really big deal about it. even the Prez will be down for it. Lets hope the weather plays along.  :deal:  :thumleft:

Righty-O then, that's all I have for today. Thanks for reading, stay safe. Min dae then y'all can go buy a couple of beers and chill out  :biggrin:
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« Reply #9577 on: May 26, 2020, 07:57:55 am »
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« Reply #9578 on: Yesterday at 01:16:03 am »
I had a bit of a tough day, but coming home and here a parcel from Mrs Z with a taste I really love.
It sure made me feel a lot better, in fact I'm smiling again ;)

Thanks you so much Mrs Z, and also for the coffee and other stuff in the packed. You got a heart of gold  :deal: :3some:
 

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« Reply #9579 on: Yesterday at 01:17:11 am »
 :)
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