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Basil Chicken/Tofu Coconut Curry
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
A small pinch of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (we do tofu usually)
1 large onion, sliced root to tip
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
2 Tbsp canola oil, rice bran oil or ghee
1 14-oz can coconut milk
1 Tbsp lime juice, or to taste
12-20 fresh basil leaves, torn roughly
Hot cooked rice for serving
Mix the spices:
In a small bowl, mix together the salt, ground coriander, cumin, ground cloves, cinnamon, ground cardamom, black pepper, cayenne and turmeric. Set aside.
Sauté onions, jalapeños, ginger, garlic, spices:
In a wok or deep sauté pan, heat the oil over high heat. The moment the oil begins to smoke, add the onions and jalapeños and toss to coat in oil. Sear the vegetables for 3 minutes, stirring only enough to keep them from burning, but still allowing the onions to sear.
Add the ginger, garlic and spice mixture and toss to combine, cook for 1 minute.
Add coconut milk, chicken, simmer:
Add the coconut milk and chicken. Stir the mixture so that the chicken pieces are coated in the coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Add basil, lime juice:
When the chicken is tender, turn off the heat and add the basil and lime juice. Add more lime juice and salt to taste and serve over rice.
This is one of my favorite meals to cook at home. Once the spices are mixed and the vegetables are chopped, this meal is very easy to assemble.
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