First Date Cooking: Awesome Recipe for the Culinary-Challenged

Posted by Delaine - January 15, 2012 - Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, slideshow - No Comments

I’ve grown accustomed these past years since divorcing to creating dinner menus suitable for young kids – that is, not too fancy, easy to make, and rarely ethnic.  Cause whenever I’ve veered off this menu plan, little noses would turn up and I’d hear, “Can I have a bowl of cereal instead?”  (Frustrating!!!!)

When we’re dating after divorce however, we eventually find ourselves wanting to cook a delicious meal for a special date.  And low and behold, we’re sent into panic mode cause packaged chicken cordon bleu is not exactly romantic!

Thus, speaking as a culinary-challenged mother of three, I’m offering up this personally tested and sure-win recipe to any of you wanting to prepare something yummy (and impressive) for someone special.  It’s quick and easy to follow, too!

Thai Green Curry Chicken

2 tbsp canola oil

3 tbsp green curry paste (I used red)

3 tbsp fish sauce

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 can coconut milk

2 lbs boneless chicken, diced

5 cups broccoli florets

1 1/2 lb fettucine or egg noodles

1/2 cup sprigs of fresh cilantro

Directions:

1) Combine oil and curry paste in a fry pan; stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.  Add the fish sauce, cream and coconut milk.

2) Add the chicken and summer gently until chicken is cooked and sauce has thickened slightly; about 15 minutes.

3) Stir in broccoli and simmer 3 – 4 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp.

4) Meanwhile, cook noodles in boiling water, drain and keep warm.  Spoon curry over warm noodles and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.  Makes 6 servings.

* I also added chopped orange peppers and snap peas to the curry sauce, after the brocoli had softened a big.

Seriously – if I can make this and do it well, you can, too!  I hope this helps – please let me know if you try it!!!

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