Those of you who know me, know that I am a foodie. That's right, I love the look, taste and smell of food and I love trying foods of different cultures. I have been asked often which is my favorite cuisine, but that's almost impossible to say. However, Asian food has a special place in my heart. When I refer to Asian food, I am primarily referring to Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian. The spices are always unique and they each have dishes that they make their own.
Lamb is richly flavored and red in color. It is a good source of protein and vitamin B. If you prefer a mild flavor choose foreleg shanks. If you prefer a stronger flavor opt for rear leg shanks. Lamb can be braised or slow cooked in wine, broth or water. You can braise them in the oven if you do not have a slow cooker.
Try a cooking lamb shanks bone with lots of veggies in it especially potatoes. You could use almost any veggies in it including spinach, carrots, turnips, pumpkin, etc. A good way to go is to blend the veggies together with the potato providing the thickening. Another alternative is to add some alphabet noodles cut into animal shapes. The kids get so engrossed in the interesting animals they hardly notice they have eaten the soup.
An Indian lamb curry normally involves a spice blend with a soup like consistency. It is a wonderful concoction of chickpea flour, clarified butter (ghee), yogurt and spices. The interesting thing about curry is that it has lots of versions depending on the region where it is cooked and prepared. For instance, a curry dish cooked in Tamil will present a mixture of vegetables, dried spices and meat or fish. A Malay will prepare curry that has coconut milk and bay leaves. Curry has evolved throughout the years and special recipes have been passed on in Indian families for the next generation to enjoy.
Thai curry is so spicy and delicious that no one can forget it's taste. The secrets of this dish is totally depends upon it's natural ingredients. For additional taste, you can also add coconut milk and curry paste in Thai curry to make an extra taste. You can find high quality curry products in Asian stores and grocers. Thai food offers many kind of dishes flavored with spices , steamed rice, coconut milk available at different region of Thailand. You will find this dish at every street corner at Thailand.
After grabbing a table, we perused the drink menu, which offered beverages (in half pint and Imperial pint sizes) that you would find in the U.K. I settled on a Snakebite half lager curried lamb and half Strongbow cider which went down much easier than I would have liked! A Shandy - Bass Ale with a splash of Sprite - and a Smithwick's Red Irish Ale were also tempting choices. If you're looking to save some money, The Whip Tavern is also a BYO, with a reasonable $2.50 corkage fee.
Africa - Initiation Ceremonies are held in various African nations lamb indian curry groups of children instead of birthdays. Children on reaching a certain age are made to learn the laws, beliefs, customs, songs and dances of their tribes.
Most kids love smoothies and will often nag parents for one when they go shopping. Parents do not have to go shopping for a smoothie as it can be made at home providing another way to camouflage the fruit and veggies. So what do we put into a smoothie that takes away the flavor of vegetables that kids always seem to recognize?