January 5, 2010

I Heart Dr. Oz

Matt has learned that if he wants to win me to his way of thinking, all he has to do is tell me, "Dr Oz says..." and I'm totally on board. In fact, the other night he said, "Dr Oz says to take what Dr Oz says with a grain of salt." haha. I totally have a crush on this not-that-cute, much older, TV doctor. Is it bad that I trust everything he says and use him for my resource for everything medical? He's so great with people. Now that I don't have cable and can't crush on Tyler Florence, Dr. Oz is taking his place. Speaking of - if I'm going to search a recipe for dinner, there are few people I search, because I trust their recipes, and Tyler is one of them. I dumbed down one of his recipes for dinner tonight. He makes his own green curry paste (not feeling that ambitious tonight) as well as lemongrass? Does Kroger carry that? Kaffir lime leaves? I'm sure Kroger does not carry that. And thai basil leaves? Anyway, I left all of those things out, saved a good bit of money because of it, and it was still great.

Thai Curry Chicken
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1/2 white onion, sliced
1/4 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp ginger
2 tbsp thai green curry paste
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (1 13.5 oz can)
1/3 cup chicken broth
3 boneless skinless chicken thighs, diced in 1 in pieces
1/2 lime, juiced (or 1 1/2 tsp from the little green plastic guy)
cilantro, parsley, both, or neither (it's great, but not crucial), chopped

Heat oil over medium heat. Saute the onion and red peppers for 3 minutes to soften. Add ginger and curry paste and stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and chicken broth. Add the chicken pieces and a pinch of salt. Stir together and bring to a slight boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer over medium low or low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. It doesn't hurt to make sure the chicken is done. Squeeze in the lime juice and shower with cilantro and/or parsley if you have them. I just happen to have them left over from meals earlier in the week; I probably would not have gotten them just for this meal. The green color with the red peppers is really beautiful though.

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