*imaginary "Does Not Compute" message flashing in brain*
But how can this day week be the 25th if today is only the 11th?
And so on and so forth. By the time we got home, I had myself totally confused. And, of course, I had no way of getting in touch with MRAL (my recruitment agency lady) to double-check. So, I resigned myself to getting ready and heading to Dublin in the morning, and just keep trying to reach her in the meantime. In the end, I was literally around the corner from the new job when I got the orders to stand down. Ah well. We all make mistakes, right?
On the plus side, the fact that I was all fired up and ready to go to work from yesterday makes it feel like I've been gifted a bonus week off.
Anyway, I ended up going out for a late lunch with my mum yesterday, so I wanted a pretty light dinner. This was absolutely perfect.
Two-Way Coriander Beef - serves two
350g round mince 2 medium onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, peeled 2" piece of ginger, peeled & cut into rough dice
2 chilies, finely diced Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbs curry powder 2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp cumin 50g cashew nuts
Soy sauce, to taste 3 tbs fresh coriander, chopped
1. Heat a wok over a medium heat and brown your mince. Put your garlic and ginger through a garlic crusher and add it to the mince with the onion & chili. Cook until the onion is soft. Drain any excess, grease, but, to be honest, with round mince, there shouldn't be any. Add the cumin, ground coriander, curry powder & lemon juice and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Add your preferred quantity of soy sauce and the cashew nuts, stir and simmer for another 5 minutes. Season, check the spice level & adjust if necessary, then remove from the heat and stir in the fresh coriander.
3. Serve with rice/naan/wraps/whatever you prefer. I had mine wrapped in iceberg lettuce, like yuk sung, which was absolute perfection, and I would recommend this method above all others.
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