Tom Ka Hotdog?

I know, it’s been a very long time since I last updated.

I’m currently unemployed again, so I’m taking that time to catch up on the things I enjoy doing. Writing this blog is one of those!

I’m up late night here in the Diablo Valley. I decided, that, despite the food I was given earlier today, I was still hungry, and needed something more…Primal…to satisfy my needs.

Unfortunately, due to being laid off, I’m not exactly rolling in funds. So I purchased a sack of hot dogs for $3, which I’ve been eating on for a few weeks. That’s right, weeks.

I also have some bell peppers, and a few other little primal treats here or there, so I decided to take my Tom Ka Gui recipe, and whip up something delicious!

Two hot dogs
six small bell peppers in two colors
A hand-full of mushrooms
one can coconut milk
Ginger (The ground stuff in a tube is fine!)
Garlic (Again, pre-cut is great!)
Red curry paste

Butter your pan for frying. Use a 12″ sauce pan if you’ve got one. A frying pan will work as well, but it will be a bit harder to stir.

Slice the hot dogs up into small sections, and cut the peppers into small rounds, then prepare the mushrooms (wash, rinse, you get the idea) and fry them briefly in the pan in the butter. Now, originally, I was planning on stopping there, tossing it with a bit of olive oil and having at, but, as I looked at my concoction, I decided it wasn’t…ME enough. So, fry everything till it looks ready to eat. (Brown the hot dogs?)

I added the whole can of chilled coconut milk, about 1 1/2 tbl of ginger, and about a tsp of garlic. Then I added about 2 tsp of red curry paste. I brought it to a bit of a simmer, and let it do its thing for a while, stirring contentiously. Add a bit of salt to taste.

Put in a bowl, and serve! It should make enough for two. (Or…y’know, one, if you’re a hungry werewolf.)

I guess this should let you know that if you know the flavors you’re working with, you shouldn’t be afraid to deviate from what you know!


Ha woo woo!

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