This coconut grove chicken curry recipe uses coconut oil, which has really taken off as the trendy new ingredient to use in the kitchen. It’s great for stir-frying, as cooking it at high temperatures doesn’t turn it into a nasty trans fat. Other fabulous high-temperature cooking oils are sunflower, grapeseed and rapeseed. High in dietary fibre, protein, essential fats, selenium, vitamin C and B vitamins. It is also low GL.
For the stir-fry
–2 tbsp coconut oil
–500g chicken fillets, diced
–400g broccoli florets
–150g canned sliced water chestnuts, drained
–Cooked brown basmati or shortgrain brown rice, to serve
For the coconut curry sauce
–2 tbsp creamed coconut
–2 tbsp natural coconut yoghurt
–20g toasted coconut flakes
–2 large cloves of garlic
–5 stalks of fresh coriander, finely chopped
–1 small finger of fresh root ginger, grated
–2 tbsp coconut oil
–1½ tbsp mild curry powder
–1½ tsp Himalayan fine rock salt
1. To make the sauce, add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend for 15 seconds.
2. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over a medium heat.
3.Add the chicken and brown it on all sides.
4. Add the broccoli and water chestnuts along with the curry sauce and let it simmer for 20–25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
5. Serve with brown basmati or short-grain brown rice and enjoy
The ‘Fuel Food Cookbook’ is more than just a collection of recipes. Author, nutritionist and chef Oliver McCabe sets out the cornerstones of nutrition and provides over 100 recipes for healthy food that doesn’t cost the earth – food that won’t have you stressing out over complex recipes and ingredients. This book brings healthy wholefoods back to basics and is packed with simple, flavoursome recipes for all kinds of meals and snacks, from juices and smoothies to substantial breakfast and brunch dishes, soups, salads, breads, burgers, casseroles and all kinds of snacks and sweet treats that you can actually feel virtuous about enjoying! Having worked in wholefood and vegetarian cafés worldwide,Oliver returned home in 2001 to help run the family business, Select Stores Dalkey. he has transformed it into a dynamic health-food store, which now includes Fuel Food, a fresh wholefood kitchen and deli and the food he produces there is the inspiration for this book.
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