Comedians Ali Hassan & Marco Timpano, discuss, lament & come to terms with Food & Drink. They bring over a quarter century of restaurant experience to the podcast table.
This weeks episode: Coconut Curry & Island Cafe
This is a drink can be made in a variety of ways, the base of it is going to be coconut no matter how you slice it, otherwise it is not an Island Cafe.
The important thing to remember is to check your coconut milk product, because it may not work for the diet or meal plan you may be following as we found out in the episode. So if you really want to get technical this coffee is going to be most similar to a Cortado.
Pour your coffee into a Demi-tasse (if you don't know what that is whatever the equivalent to one third of a regular coffee mug would be. If you live in a cave you can use a coffee mug in a pinch. Then pour in your warmed coconut milk. Followed by a bit of the coconut whipped cream. Onto of which you can grate nutmeg, or use desiccated coconut, or cinnamon.
EGGPLANT COCONUT CURRY
There are so many curries, and so many ways to make them. If this arena mystifies you, always keep in mind that a curry is essentially a stew. With enough flavour to kick a stew's ass and rub its face in dirt. Here's a South Indian-Influenced curry for you...feel free to add mustard seeds and curry leaves if you have them, at the same point that you add the cumin seeds. Enjoy!
3 tbsp cooking oil
2 medium onions, chopped finely
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, whole
4 tsp pureed garlic & ginger (VIDEO for “GOG”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM66r1pL0sA&t=2s)
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin seeds, ground
½ tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper
1 large tomato, diced
1 can (12 oz.) coconut milk
1 Japanese eggplant, cut into ½ cubes
2 cups of cauliflower florets
optional: 1 cup of chopped red bell pepper
¼ fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt, to taste
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