Sunday, August 15, 2010

Feeling Better Every Day I Sit.

Dorothea Tanning

Enjoyed sitting for four and a half hours yesterday, for the first day of the English premiership football season, Blackpool back for the first time since 1971 beat Wigan 4-0.

A brilliant start for them and all their wonderful fans who were up at Wigan’s ground three hours before the game started.

That is keen of the next weekend they will be playing against Arsenal, while I always want them to win this time I would love Blackpool to draw with Arsenal.

What a boost that would be for their first time in the Premiership in years, very much enjoyed the football games.

Found out yesterday that Marlon Hare wood who has just signed for Blackpool has a Barbados background, his dad is from the Islands.

Two of my other favourite footballers are Bobby Zamora at Fulham and Kenwin Jones at Stoke both are from Trinidad, funny to discover this fact.

Every time I said that they in they seemed like boys from home and they were, there are quite a few Trinidadian players playing for English clubs.

Hope that all this experience will stand them in good steed and they do well at the next World Cup.

It was incredibly exciting that they were at the World Cup in 2006; I was quite hoarse after the couple of games and practically inconsolable when they lost against England of all teams.

Since then there are alot more Trini players in England and other European countries and who knows what could happen at the next World Cap Tournament.

Very optimistic about the chances of the Trinidad and Tobago team and of mine that I will be sitting alot more.

Here is my favourite Trinidad curry, you can substitute Tempe or Tufu or fish or vegetables for the chicken.

Trini Chicken Curry:

Make your spice mixture garam masala, use some for the marinade keep half for cooking and always keep some for adding near end of cooking.

Garam masala;
Make your garam masala, your dry spice mix

Grind up:
1 teaspoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon ground up black pepper
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 cardamom seed
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
Half a teaspoon black mustard seeds
A piece of cinnamon bark if possible
A touch of mace better than nutmeg
2 cloves
Any leftover spice put in a jar and use next time.

Garlic 4 cloves
Ginger root chopped
Lime juice
2 small onions chopped
Scotch bonnet chopped, remove seeds, and put gloves on for this task.

Marinade chicken with
Ginger (chopped)
Lime juice
And some of the garam masala mix
Grind black pepper
Marinade overnight or for a few hours.

Heat oil when hot add sugar and cook until brown
Turn heat off briefly to stop burnng black
Turn heat back on and add chicken
And hot pepper
When well browned add a cup of water
Cook for ten minutes
Remove chicken
Then add chopped potatoes and tomatoes
And cook well until potato cubes or slices are soft and tomatoes also
Then when sauce is thicker add chicken cook for a few minutes and add
1 teaspoon of garam masala
Fresh chopped coriander
Pinch of salt if needed
And serve with dhal, rice, fried plantain and roti

And enjoy



Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

It's great reading about you sitting up so long and hanging out with Richie and the dogs must feel great.

I love curry, this sounds fantastic, all of the flavors, lime, garlic...curry must smell wonderful even prepping it.

Have a pleasant Sunday evening!


Gareth said...

Hi folks, lovley to read your getting around so much, hope Willes had a good send off, a bit sad she wont be around. Loved the Lemme tribute Funny we found the 7inch picture sleeve of Silver machine just the other weekend + I love Overkill. Sun has been out today which has been great although been working, It means we can take the chaps out. wishing you Folks a pleasent week

Amrita said...

Dear herrad you are a very brave woman. May you feel better day by day.

This curry aounds Yummy, similar to our Indian curries. Must try it sometime.

Yesterday was our country 's 64th birthday.

Linda said...

Hi, great news to hear about sitting up.

My son loves curry, so I will try this recipe.

You lost me with the football - I don't know one end of a pitch from another (tho they both look the same).

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
The curry was delicious hope you make it sometime.

Hi Gareth,
Next time you do us a tape please include Silver Machine love that track.

Hi Amrita,
Thanks for your lovely comment and good wishes.
The curry was very good, you should try it sometime.
Indian curry is very popular in Trinidad and also England and quite right too.

Hi Linda,
Sure your son and you too will like the curry,
hope you try it/
It is good to sit again.

Thanks you four dear friends for coming by, very good to see your comments.