Minced meat curry and Wasabi-mustard salad (Dinner 24 June)

I got some minced beef and pork  to be used in the freezer. To complete the rainy weekend with something summery, spicy curry was the method to warm up our body and get sweat.  

Once I get minced meat from shops, I usually put it in a freezing bag with zipper in flat and separate it with a long chopstick into half or quoter then store it in freezer. This process enables us to use frozen minced meat partially and also defrost the portion quickly.


Ingredient of minced meat curry: Minced pork and beef (200g each), 1/2 large onion, 70g fennel (1/3 large portion), 100g tomatos, 1 garlic cube, 3cm of ginger (1 tablespoon in grated), other leftover veggies (paprika, aubergine, courgette, etc.),  chicken stock cube, curry powder (see the photo below), fish sauce, HB sauce (if you have),, coriander and slices of lemon
Curry powder: Turmeric, cumin, fennel seeds, crushed chili (if you have garam masala) grounded

Minced meat curry

  1. Cut the onion into pieces as small as possible (2-3mm length and width) and slice fennel, garlic and ginger as thin as possible
  2. Heat a deep thick pan with a lid in medium flame and add 1 tablespoonful vegetable oil and fry 1. for 15-20 mins until they get translucent
  3. Add spice (please refer the image below), meat and 1 cup of hot water and keep stirring for 3 mints 
  4. Add 1/2 chicken stock and simmer it gentry for 5 mints
  5. While simmering the meat, chop tomato into 1cm cube and add into the pan. Close the lid and keep shimmering for 5 mins till the tomamo is done
  6. Add salt and pepper, one teaspoonfuls fish sauce and HB sauce and stir well
  7. Serve with rice as well as coriander and slice of lemon.



Wasabi-mustard salad (wasabi, mustard seed, cider vinegar, olive oil)

  1. Add 1/2 table spoonful wasabi and mustard seed into a bowl with tablespoonfuls olive oil and cider vinegar
  2. Chop the veggies (cucumber, avocado, sliced and rinsed onion, dill)  and put them into bowl and mix well with the wasabi-dressing

Serve them with a dry, chilled white wine

Total time for preparation: 50 mins
Total cost: 3.50 pounds (2.50 pounds for minced pork and beef, 1 pound for other veggies)

After a spicy food, ice cream is the most welcomed dessert. Mr. Husband serves it with a glass of whisky cut down with hot water. This is a perfect combination of cold and hot, milky flavour and the oaky, sweet taste and the biteer. 



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