Saturday, June 6, 2009

Meal in a Bowl.



I like the idea of a meal in a bowl. You've got your protein, grain and vegetable all in one. And it gets more interesting when you add other elements like savory sauces, beans, nuts, dried fruit and pretty much anything else you can think of. After a long day at the ballgame (Dodgers won AGAIN!), I was hungry when I got home. I was in the mood for a rice bowl. I steamed some rice, added fresh steamed broccoli, pan fried tofu chunks and covered everything in a curry sauce. The sauce recipe is "Chip Shop Curry Sauce" which can be found here. I don't know why I used this sauce because it is traditionally used for fish and chips and I've never had original curry sauce from England before so I didn't know what to expect. I think I was attracted to the chopped up onions and apples in it which I thought would make the sauce pretty flavorful. I really wanted to be blown away by it but I found it to be kind of bland and underwhelming. I ended up adding a few teaspoons of sugar and a bit of soy sauce to give it some flavor. I also served it with a blob of mango chili chutney as well. It tasted much better after all of that but I wish it would have been good from the start. Oh well! I guess my next meal in a bowl will have to feature a better sauce. Maybe a sweet and savory peanut sauce, a bbq sauce or a spicy tomato sauce or something... Well, it's good to try things and I'm glad I tried it.

4 comments:

veggievixen said...

mmm awesome sounding curry sauce. what a great color!

HayMarket8 said...

This looks good. Apples in curry is a nice idea. It adds some nice texture and smooth taste I would imagine. GOOOO MAGIC!!!! ;)

Oraphan said...

I LOVE meal in a bowl too. Yours looks so good and sounds healthy. I've never thought of adding beans or nuts or dried fruits, thanks for such a wonderful idea!! =D

Jeni Treehugger said...

Oooh yeah - proper chip shop Curry Sauce is da bomb!