JP = Jacques Pepin, our kitchen hero
This is the tastiest pile of mush I've ever had. The curry isn't made from a packet but from spices, banana, and apple. It was so fascinating, we had to try it!
This dish keeps for a few days in the fridge and is even better the next day, so don't hesitate to cook a big batch!
Adapted from Jacques Pepin's latest book, Essential Pepin.
| ||chicken legs||6 pieces|
|skin removed, drumsticks and thighs separated|
| ||onions||12 oz|
|about 2 1/2 cups diced|
| ||garlic||5 cloves|
|crushed and coarsely chopped|
| ||granny smith apple||1 whole|
|unpeeled, cored, cut into 1-inch dice|
| ||banana||1 whole|
|large, firm, ripe, cut into 1-inch cubes|
| ||tomato||1 whole|
|large, cut into 1-inch cubes|
|Sauté the chicken in the butter and oil over medium high heat until lightly browned on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Reserve cooked chicken.|
|Sauté onions over medium heat for 2-3 minutes with the remaining fat in the skillet. Then add the flour, curry, cumin, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and garlic and stir well. Add the water, stir, then bring to a boil. Add reserved chicken to the skillet.|
|Then add apple, banana, and tomato. Bring to a boil with medium-high heat. Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.|
|At serving time, spoon chicken curry over a bed of rice and garnish with fresh mint.|
Reserve the chicken skin from this recipe to make JP's pea soup on page 21 of Essential Pepin.