I have had so many emails regarding my slow cooker! Which one do I have? After perusing it closely, I found that it's not a Breville, it's a Sunbeam. The Breville is my rice cooker... appliance junkie I am. A mum at my boys school put me onto it. Thanks Nicole!... you have changed my life.
It's the Sunbeam Slow Cooker HP 5520 5.5 litre (good family with guests size!). Don't think you can only do stews and casseroles..... bleahhh..... I have some serious latent childhood issues following on from being made to sit in front of cold stew (and peas... never eaten one again in my adult life) until I had finished it....... I'm talking hours of sobbing and pleading to not have to eat the stuff (too much information?... not the 'choicest' childhood.... another time, I digress). No, these slow cookers are even great for those who have a total lifelong aversion to stews and casseroles... you can do roasts and risottos, compotes, puddings... everything in them, even creme caramel!
As for my Mild Chicken Curry Recipe.... I am not ashamed to admit to total cheating..... McCormick's Mild Chicken Curry Recipe Base with 50 million veges added to the mix (capsicum, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes... lots of colour). Idiot proof and the scent will carry you from the front to the back door.... and it is nut free! Overdosing on 5 extra portions of rice to soak up all the yummy juices is the biggest problem with this meal.... extra half hour required with the trainer the next day.
Another great recipe. This is the original slow cooker recipe my friend hooked me with (no recipe base cheating here):
Lemongrass and ginger scented chickenPreparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 3-4 hours
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 kg chicken thigh fillets, skin and fat removed
2 medium onions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
5cm piece ginger, peeled, sliced
2 large red chillies, seeded, sliced
2 stalks lemon grass, trimmed, bruised
½ cup chicken stock
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
freshly ground black pepper
200g sugar snap peas
1. Heat oil in a large frypan until hot; seal sides of chicken in batches, then quickly remove from pan. Transfer to slow cooker
2. Reduce heat; add onions and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, place in slow cooker with remaining ingredients except sugar snap peas
3. Cover and cook on LOW 5-6 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.
4. About 15 minutes before serving, add the sugar snap peas and gently stir through. Cover and cook until vegetables are just tender.
5. Garnish with remaining chilli and serve with steamed rice.
Verdict : TDF - to. die. for.
Still sort of in holiday mode here at The House, but have started off a little weekly project of mine over HERE, if you're interested and looking to put your two bobs worth in somewhere. I thought it might be fun. Tell me what you think.