Tired cilantro

Came home from market a little tired. After a day in the sun I thought the cilantro would be too, but it was doing better than me. Thai food seemed the obvious solution. So I set out to make a Massaman muddle. Combining fresh ingredients with the new crop from our freezer, I dry roasted nuts and spices, chucked in stock, coconut and beef. Added last years’

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corn as a variant. Rice steaming. Time to sit while curry simmers to flavour Mensen’s potatoes with tamarind paste, kaffir lime leaves. Top with cilantro. Done! Now we are both better. Cilantro in a dish and the dish in me.