Sometimes my parents don't like the food I like to make for them. For example, when I make certain cuisines from the Orient, I'm the only one to eat it. They have not the palate that I have...nor the ambition to try new things. Because of this, my cooking creativity can be occasionally squashed. However, if I time my cooking just right, I can still make the food I love.
I made this lovely coconut curry with chicken Friday night while my parents were out. I then ate the leftovers when they were out again on Saturday night. They had no idea what they were missing.
1 chicken breast
4 small potatoes
1/2 onion or 2 green onions
1 can coconut milk
2 tablespoons curry sauce (bought at the Chinese store)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cook cut up chicken in olive oil. Add diced potatoes, carrots, onions, and water. Cover and let boil for 5 minutes. Add coconut milk and curry sauce. Cover and let cook until vegetables are soft. Serve over rice. I topped mine with cilantro, but Thai basil would be even better.