Where have you gone my lovely sunshine? For one day you graced us with your presence and back into hiding you went, all you left behind was a glowing red line across the back of my neck, evidence that you truly had visited . Our beautiful Gannets were happy as the sun shone, they played on the blustery sea air, swooping and diving, showing off to their mates, they are home again for the season. When the wind blows onshore we can hear their calls from our deck, they know summer is on it’s way even if the sun doesn’t always play it’s part in the deal.
As the weather changed again the salads went to the back of the fridge and a quick spicy Malaysian curry made an appearance for lunch. The recipe is slightly adjusted from Alice Hart’s book, Vegetarian to suit the ingredients I had on hand, it’s one of my favourites because it is so quick to prepare and full of fragrant flavours.
Ingredients – 4 portions
Serve with Basmati or Jasmine rice
8 soft boiled eggs
1 Tbsp coconut oil
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic
2 inch fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp cumin seeds, ground
1 tsp coriander seeds, ground
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 chili, chopped
400ml chopped tinned tomatoes
2 Tbsp tamarind paste
100ml coconut milk
1 Tbsp brown sugar
salt to season
large handful fresh coriander, chopped
In a large frying pan heat the coconut oil over a medium heat.
Add the spring onions, ginger and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
Add the ground cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili & tomatoes to the pan and saute for 5 more minutes.
Stir in the tamarind paste, coconut milk and brown sugar, season with salt to your taste.
Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken and then add the boiled eggs.
Cook for a few more minutes to warm the eggs through.
Scatter with fresh coriander and serve with rice