Just That Easy

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 22, 2010

in Asian, pork, simple recipe

I was at a loss today about what to cook. I had forgotten to take the chicken out of the freezer, and while I have enough spinach to sink a ship, I don’t have many other veggies to make a spinach salad. So it was off to the grocery store after work and I swear, I stared at the produce and the meat case for a long time before I figured out what to make.

I still wasn’t quite sure when I got home, but I started throwing some stuff together and wound up with a delicious Thai-style coconut curry type dish which I served atop a bed of spinach. Hey, I have to use it up somehow! Oh, and just FYI, I’m super-proud of this photo!


Simple Thai Coconut Curry


2 lbs lean pork loin or chicken or 2 blocks tofu, diced and drained

1 can (14 oz) coconut milk

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 to 2 Tbsp. Singapore Seasoning (or something similar)

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. (or more) Sriracha


Heat the olive oil in a large wok. When hot, add the onions and garlic and cook until lightly browned. Add the pork and half the Singapore Seasoning. Stir well and then add the rest of the seasoning. Add the coconut milk, stir in the sriracha, and lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Cook until pork is done, about 25 minutes. Serve over rice or veggies (or both!)

There was something about the jar of Singapore seasoning that spoke to me today. It smelled remarkably like my favorite Thai Matsaman curry, which has potatoes and blanched peanuts in it, which sounded SO good when I got home!

That’s all I’ve got tonight… I’m off to finish up my blue/green monster I made this afternoon with spinach, avocado, and blueberries and finish up reading this amazing book a student loaned me. It’s the second in the Hunger Games series, and I’ve been thinking all day about what’s going to happen next!

Have a wonderful night!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM

That photo IS gorgeous!! Be proud girlie. :)


Lauren February 22, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Girl, you are seriously starting to scare me. I am totally not kidding you. I was JUST looking up recipes for coconut curry chili to make for this weekend. Then, here you come with this! If we have the same ideas for dinner tomorrow, I am totally getting on a plane and coming to Chicago without hesitation! :)
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Meghan@traveleatlove February 22, 2010 at 9:24 PM

That is a magazine quality photo. And it looks delicious!
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sophia February 22, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Singapore seasoning? Ooh wow! Where can you get that?! Your photo IS freaking amazing…look at the details! And the gorgeous green!


Jenn (www.j3nn.net) February 22, 2010 at 9:31 PM

I’d be really proud of that photo too — NICE!!! :D

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Matt February 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Wow that looks really good!
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quix February 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Great picture and wow, that looks totally yummy. If I wasn’t so excited about chicken vindaloo tomorrow I’d be totally up for some curry…


Kimberly @ Poor Girl Eats Well February 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM

LOVELY shot, Mara! And no, your blog is NOT boring. I can’t believe you’d even tweet that!!! Bad, Mara, BAD! You know you’re awesome. :)


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 23, 2010 at 7:36 AM

That is a great photo!! Such bright pops of color!

And that recipe looks awesome too :-)
.-= Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg´s last blog ..Coco Loco =-.


K February 23, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Nice picture!! Glad that camera is treating you well :)
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Kelly @ Healthy Passion February 23, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Um yeah…that picture pretty much rocks!
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Biz February 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM

That looks delicious Mara! I missed out on coconut milk for so long – it has so much flavor! I, or course, would leave out the onions! :D
.-= Biz´s last blog ..Party Pizza Friday = Happy Biz! =-.


Lauren February 23, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Sometimes the meals that are thrown together turn out the best! I love curry, and this recipe looks great. The photo is fantastic!
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..Jalapeno Chicken & Corn Chowder =-.


Dawn (HealthySDLiving) February 23, 2010 at 11:15 AM

I hate when I’m actually in the mood for a salad and I don’t have enough ingredients to actually make it!
This looks delicious!
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Maytina February 23, 2010 at 1:26 PM

The photo is beautiful and the meal looks fantastic. I *love* when I have no idea what I’m cooking when I start and something wonderful happens and boom, there’s dinner. :P
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Michelle February 23, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Man! What does singapore seasoning taste like??? It sounds like a party spice! That dish looks AMAZING. And I also have to add, your new camera ROCKS!!!!

P.s. I agree – Tru must have gone down since your sister left. GAHHH
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Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 23, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Singapore seasoning is a spicy curry-type spice with turmeric and a few other things. I think I linked to it on Penzeys! You’d LOVE it!!!


Jessie February 23, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Nice photo! I love the meals that you can just throw together with what you have. Makes you feel so inventive, doesn’t it? :)

Have a great day!


Debbie February 23, 2010 at 8:13 PM

This looks terrific. Thanks for sharing it.
.-= Debbie´s last blog ..CROCK POT WEDNESDAY and Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes =-.


Meredith (Pursuing Balance) February 24, 2010 at 10:37 AM

This looks really yummy! I especially like that you included an option to make it vegetarian :) Thanks!
.-= Meredith (Pursuing Balance)´s last blog ..Perfectly Packed Lunch =-.


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