Have I mentioned my love for curry powder? Well if you missed any of the other curry-ful recipes, I have a new one to share today.
Maybe I should change the name of my blog to Karman’s Curry Crush? Definitely something to consider….
You see, I don’t believe curry powder should be limited to certain ethnic dishes or cuisines, but rather used in new and exciting ways! Curry Dried Pineapple, anyone? This versatile spice can be added to meats, veggies, salad dressings, condiments like ketchup, and even sweets. Exploring the depth of curry in the kitchen may lead to a curry crush of your own!
This past Saturday, a couple friends and I had a backyard cookout complete with burgers, grilled zucchini, and this salad. It was such a beautiful evening for a meal outdoors! The sugar snap peas in this salad are roasted in the oven, but if you really want to make use of the grill this summer, you could easily throw the seasoned peas into a foil pack and grill until they start to caramelize. Do you grill your veggies in the summer?
Did you know rinsing quinoa prior to cooking reduces the bitterness? Be sure not to skip this step! Any time someone has told me they dislike quinoa, I ask how they prepared it. The answer: “I cooked it in water”. Well no wonder it was terrible! Cooking quinoa in broth or adding spices while it cooks is essential for tasty results. Make quinoa even more interesting and flavorful by adding plenty of veggies–plus they add a nice crunch!