Had a bit of a clear out of old food in the freezer over the last week. Aside from the remains of a woolly mammoth embeded in the ice at the back and a family of frost bitten refugee peas snuggled in the right hand corner of a frozen Yorkshire pudding, there is little left that is well out of date. So yesterday morning I got out a bag of frozen meat cubes that could be either lamb or beef. Hard to tell really. Before I came home from work I got myself a jar of curry sauce to make a nice curry with the hopefully de-frosted meat that evening.
When I got home at 6pm the meat had certainly de-frosted but looked greyer than a grey seal wrapped in a grey blanket looking out upon a grey sea on a grey day .
I didn't trust it and the smell was a bit odd. Therefore I dumped it all in the dustbin and went shopping for fresh meat. If I were a caveman I would have spent hours or even days hunting down a wild beastie in neolithic tundra but, in these modern times, I was able to purchase a half leg of lamb from the local Co-op.
To make the lamb curry I boned the leg and chopped it up into stew size chunks and cooked it all in my wok along with some mushrooms, par boiled cubed new potatoes, some sliced tomato and a few pineapple chunks. I also added a spoonful of honey to final part of cooking the meat. I couldn't be bothered doing any rice so I popped a couple of naan breads in the oven for ten minutes.A glass or three of Merlot helped make the event a jolly one and the curry was pretty good and will last me two more generous helpings.
A tart citron with berries made a nice dessert.