the other day we talked about the challenge of naming some recipes. well, clearly this time i just decided to go with the first thing that popped into my head: indi-thai fish curry. it felt right, given that that was basically how i developed the recipe too.
dinnertime was rapidly approaching and i was getting hungry. we had an assortment of vegetables waiting their turn in the crisper drawer, some salmon in the freezer that i probably intended for some other recipe i hadn’t gotten around to making, and a bunch of sauces and spices in the fridge/cabinet. game. on.
i started pulling stuff out of the fridge and spice cabinet, with a vague idea that we were going in sort of an india-meets-thailand direction. ‘cause that’s a thing, right? indi-thai? it’s kind of like indian-chinese*, except that maybe we’re the only ones who are doing it.
it’s ok, though, because it’s delicious! we’re happy to trail blaze here. which is good, because i was definitely making things up as i went along. in fact, when we sat down to eat and i discovered that the fish curry i had hastily thrown together was actually quite good, i had to grab a pen and paper after we finished eating to jot down what i *thought* i had put in the dish, so that we could recreate it.
luckily i had actually employed some measuring devices, mostly to avoid under or over seasoning things, so i had a pretty good idea of what i had put into the newly minted indi-thai fish curry.
subsequent testing revealed that it hadn’t been a fluke: the recipe (we can call it that now, right?) was actually good. phew! that first batch of indi-thai fish curry was so good, i would have been sad if i hadn’t been able to reproduce it. fortunately, we now have a reliable guide to creating india-thai fusion curries. now, if we can just convince others that this is totally a thing…
*my husband and i were excited to discover an indian-chinese restaurant near us last weekend. alas, it is on par with much of the other ethnic food in maine… i’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about that (hint: maine has the highest percentage of non-hispanic whites of any state in the country…thanks wikipedia!).
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