Recently while perusing the aisles of Costco one evening after work, before dinner (something I don’t recommend doing), I ran across an Indian Simmer Sauce, “Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Indian Simmer Sauce, Black Pepper & Coconut”. An all natural, medium heat simmer sauce. My eyes and the 30 oz container met, and it was on!!
This was THE easiest, and quite possibly the tastiest meal, I’ve had in a long time. And it was healthy too! Or so I’d like to think it was. Being my recent Costco trip also included picking up more fresh veggies than I can even eat (really, does a single person have ANY business buying any food products at Costco!? Probably not!), I decided to sauté fresh broccoli, mini peppers and snap peas in a little olive oil, garlic, ginger, curry, salt & freshly ground black pepper. Speaking of ginger… I was recently introduced to one of the greatest inventions ever - frozen, crushed ginger! OMG does this stuff come in handy! You can find it in the freezer section of your local market. I picked mine up at Raley’s. Each little red square package contains 20 frozen cubes of ginger. Each cube equals 1 teaspoon. Made by Dorot. They also have frozen, crushed cubes of garlic. So handy and convenient!! OK, back to simmering… after the veggies were sautéed and slightly crisp, I moved the veggies to a serving bowl and used the same pan to cook up my cubed chicken. I did not season the chicken, allowing it to pick up what ever seasonings may have been left behind by the veggies. Once the chicken was cooked, I added it to the pot of simmer sauce I had on low and turned up just a bit so it could do it’s thing. Simmer, of course.
My home smelled like an Indian restaurant and my tummy was rumbling. I completed the meal by serving the chicken over Jasmine rice. H.E.A.V.E.N!!! This medium sauce has a “nose-slightly-running” type of kick. I’d be interested to see what kind of punch “hot” would have. I love spicy, so I’m certainly not complaining. My mouth is watering just thinking about it… On that note, it’s time for some left-overs!!