For the base of the soup, I riffed on the Ottolenghi curried lentil, tomato, and coconut soup. I made this soup on repeat late last winter, and after a making another soup based on a ginger turmeric broth I realized that sautéed onion, fresh ginger, curry powder, water, and coconut milk as a base could lead to numerous other combinations.
I may also infuse heat by adding a dried unbroken whole chile, like a Thai bird chile or a habanero, and fishing it out when the stew is done. I learned that tip in a virtual cooking class about Jamaican stew peas. Not necessary if I have hot curry powder, which I happen to have right now.
I’ve used mine to make yogurt and steam eggs with good results, but I’ve not tried it in my stovetop pressure cooker, so I can’t compare. I usually do the yogurt overnight, and I can’t imagine leaving my pressure cooker on the stovetop overnight.
At first I thought the bleu was unnecessary since bacon and apples sounded good without it. However, during the cooking process, it really held together. When turning them over in the pan, not a single bit of stuffing fell out. Chilling it in the fridge also helped IMO.
As for another cheese, I’m sure you could use anything that you think would compliment bacon and apples. Maybe a shredded cheddar?
That’s the Amba. It’s sort of like a chutney and typically made with mangos. Some recipes specify green mangos while others call for ripe ones. I use whatever I have on hand. For this batch I had some overripe persimmons.
SATURDAY. Since it was snowing throughout northern Spain and Central Spain, we decided to take the grandsons the 50 metres - 70 metres to the corner Pizzeria. We had the restaurant to ourselves. My sons and our daughter in laws and the grandsons – The team of Dennis the Menace …