Monday, February 8, 2016

Thai Red Curry Beef - #29daysseducedbybruce WITH BONUS APPETEASER RECIPES - day 7 of 29

To celebrate Super Bowl Sunday and my lord and savior, Lady Gaga, we made traditional football foods for dinner and snacks through the Sportsball Game.  Appetizers made, courtesy of the oven, were a spicy corn cheese dip and a heart healthy spinach artichoke dip. I found the recipes for both of these on FaceBook in one of those cutesy little "Look, you can make an entire delicious meal in under 17 seconds" videos...

Jalapeño Corn DIp
Serves 4-6

1½ cups whole kernel canned corn, drained
¾ cup sour cream
⅓ cup chopped jalapeños
1 cup grated Parmesan
Chips, for dipping

1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
2. In a baking dish, combine the corn, sour cream, jalapeños, and Parmesan, mixing until combined. 
3. Bake for 20 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Serve with chips!

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Serves 6-8

16 ounces cream cheese
1 (10-ounce box) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 baguette, toasted and sliced

1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
2. In a baking dish, combine the cream cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella, mixing until combined.
3. Bake for 20 minutes, until top is golden brown. Serve with toasted baguette slices!

Now, four of us gave these delicious dips the good ol' College try.  We just couldn't finish it.  After all, there was still dinner and chocolate chip M&M cookies to get to.  Bruce made a delicious Thai Red Curry Beef dish for dinner.  I didn't even pretend to try to get the boys interested in it after having put in, not only the Red Curry Paste, but TWO WHOLE UNSEEDED Jalepenos!  This was MOST DEFINITELY a "daddy dinner", no kids allowed.  Fear not, child advocates, we also made them pizza pockets and buttered noodles.  So it's not like they starved.  We even gave them (each) one cookie for not making us watch the Sportsball with them.  If you try it, let me know what you thought.

Thai Red Curry Beef

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs 30 mins

2 lb Lean Beef Stew Meat 
1/8 Tsp salt 
2 Cups Onion 
4 GarlicCloves 
3/4 cup Beef Broth 
1 tbsp Brown Sugar 
3 Tablespoons Red Curry Paste 
2 tablespoons fish sauce 
2 tablespoons lime juice 
1 can (13.5 oz coconut milk 
1 Jalepeno, minced 
2 cups Spinach Leaves 
4 cups Jasmine Rice, Cooked and cubed 
1/2 Cup Basil Leaves 

Notes / Directions
1: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain. Place beef in slow cooker; sprinkle with salt.

2: Return pan to medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes or until tender. Spoon onion mixture over beef. Combine beef broth and next 6 ingredients (through Jalepeno); pour over beef. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

3: Stir in spinach. Cover and cook on LOW for 15 minutes or just until spinach wilts. Serve beef mixture over rice; sprinkle with basil leaves.