Sunday, March 2, 2008

Delicious Meat Cubes! Who could ask for anything more?

I have been feeling kind of uninspired lately, at least food wise. I chalk it up to this time of year. Late February seems to be a month for hibernation and laziness. While I have been yearning to stay in bed 24/7, I have been really busy these past couple weeks. Anyway, enough excuses. I need to find a good rhythm with this blogging thing and I apologize for any lapses.

I was seeking some inspiration, and after staring blankly at my moniter for several hours, I grabbed Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking and paged through it. I was looking for something simple and tasty and decided to make "The Most Delicious Meat Cubes" and "Spinach with Ginger and Green Chilies". Well, it turned out to be less than simple as I had to make four stops at different grocery stores, It also took a really long time because I don't have a pressure cooker. It was very tasty though.

I'm not sure what the ethics are with food blogging. If you don't modify the recipe at all is it okay to type out a recipe from a book? Or is it better to just link to the book and summarize the recipe. I have seen it both ways I think. Anyone want to weigh in on that? Please comment if you have an informed opinion. For now I think I'll just summarize, just in case.

The meat cubes consisted of cubed pork shoulder that was slowly cooked with ginger, garlic, curry leaves, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne pepper and green chili with a squirt of lemon at the end.

The spinach had ginger and green chilies in it of course, with added garam masala, sugar and cayenne pepper.

I bought some frozen naan at my local Indian grocery store and kind of made a sandwich with everything. I actually thought that the meat and spinach tasted better together on the bread than they did individually. Definitely something to consider for lunches on the go if I can just figure out how to contain it better.


Darbymay316 said...

Yeah, I have no suggestions on the proper procedure for posting recipes taken straight from the book - I've seen it done both ways as well...

But anyway, this looks REALLY yummy. You know, I've never tried Indian food...wierd. :)

Suzanne said...

Someone posted some really good info on livejournal for me, so I think I have the ethics down as well as I can.

As for your lack of experience with Indian food, we must fix that! I can't promise you'll love it, but you should definitely try it some time. But be careful, it could turn into an addiction and I highly doubt that Sky would like it. Any time you want to rock out some Indian food, you just let me know!

Anonymous said...

I would imagine that legally you cannot post a recipe from a book or other source without permission. It seems like it would probably be a copyright violation. In the same way that you don't post a full book but only quotes from the book. Even if it is a free recipe I would recomend just posting alink to it to be safe.