Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A little home grown...

A Little plant of chili cayenne bought in spring and nurtured on the balcony, north facing, breezy, and hit by heatwave in July. 

Fed and watered and placed in the kitchen window I was delighted as I saw a chili begin to turn red. I didn't think it would before the weather changed. 

As it turned out late August warm sunshine pouring into the kitchen bathed the plant and more chilies turned a beautiful scarlet. 

Tonight one large red ripe and two smaller green were cut from the plant, finely sliced and mixed with shallots, some garlic, grated ginger and finely diced chicken. And shallow fried basil leaves. 

Kai Pad Bai Kaprow - minced chicken stir fried with basil - was the result. 


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