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Tiki Marsala..you British folks!

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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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Damn you Brits, I was reading about UK food and saw Tiki Marsala...I had to make some!

Good lord that's an involved process with all those spices! Chopping up 3 lbs of chicken wasn't fun either. Oh well -- I hope it turns out good. Turns out my grocery store has a little section of foods from the UK. I *almost* picked up a can of this because I was curious:



What the hell is that stuff? How do you eat it? Anyway, I almost grabbed that and some HP sauce. I hear that's pretty good too.

I don't know if you guys have slow cookers/crock pots in the UK? These things:



You dump your stuff in it, turn it on and just let it slowly cook. Hence "slow cooker".

Anyway, the recipe I found uses one of those. Here it is ... I'll post some pics of how it turns out:




Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

-5 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 3 lbs)
-1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-2 Tbsp freshly, finely grated ginger
-1 (29 oz) can tomato puree (I recommend Contadina Brand)
-1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-2 Tbsp lemon juice
-2 Tbsp Garam Masala
-1 Tbsp cumin
-1/2 Tbsp paprika
-2 tsp salt, or to taste
-3/4 tsp cinnamon
-3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
-1-3 tsp cayenne pepper*
-2 bay (laurel) leaves
-1 cup heavy cream
-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
-Prepared Long Grain White Rice or Basmati Rice
Chopped cilantro, for serving

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl combine chopped onions, minced garlic, grated ginger, tomato puree, plain yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, Garam Masala, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir until combine. Pour half of sauce mixture into a large slow cooker then add in diced chicken followed then cover chicken with remaining sauce. Add in 2 bay leaves. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low heat for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).

In a mixing bowl, whisk together heavy cream and cornstarch, pour mixture into slow cooker and gently stir. Allow mixture to cook 20 minutes while you prepare the rice. Remove bay leaves and serve warm over rice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Notes: *I put 1 -3 tsp because it is all depending on your heat preference. If you don't like spicy foods you could even omit this ingredient. I go for 3 tsp but I like my food really spicy.


We shall see!




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:37 PM
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A Tika Masala isn't British food.

I'm pretty sure it's Indian.



HP sauce (brown sauce) is the best.
So much better than Ketchup (red sauce)...

For real men.



Mushy peas are rank.

But better than normal peas with some fish and chips.


Enjoy your Eastern cuisine.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Mushy Peas....wondrous stuff....peas, whipped like mashed potatoes...same consistency...DELICIOUS....butter, salt and pepper...a bit of BISTO that *accidentally* got spilled on them??? OH GOD....Why am I in Denver and not in Keswick?


HP Sauce...also known as Brown sauce....HP is the brand name version....Brown sauce, IMHO...is really just mild american A1 sauce....in england, it's seemingly used the way we use ketchup. It's always on the tables, served with burgers and chips or fries...etc.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
HP sauce (brown sauce) is the best.
So much better than Ketchup (red sauce)...

For real men.



Mushy peas are rank.

But better than normal peas with some fish and chips.




You....you......


you need HELP!!!!

Brown sauce better than ketchup? ARE YOU INSANE?

Mushy Peas, rank????


Dear lord son.....come up to the Lake District...let me take out for lunch, and then drop by my pub...I'll set you straight



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
A Tika Masala isn't British food.

I'm pretty sure it's Indian.



HP sauce (brown sauce) is the best.
So much better than Ketchup (red sauce)...

For real men.



Mushy peas are rank.

But better than normal peas with some fish and chips.


Enjoy your Eastern cuisine.


I feel dirty just reading it.

Where's the juiciness of life?



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

Well I was harsh on the mushy peas.

With the right condiments and main course it's pretty sweet.




HP over ketchup all day though.

If I have a Fry Up, brown sauce is what serves up a better meal.

And there is nothing better than a Full English breakfast.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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HP goes with anything too...

Any meat, maybe barring lamb, but that's what Mint sauce is for. Mmmmm delicious.


Beans on toast smothered in HP and black pepper.

Scrambled eggs in crusty rolls.

Spicy beef sausage sarnie.

Steak fried egg and chips.

HP covers the lot.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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Well, there seemed to be a general consensus that if England had a "national food" it would tiki marsala...



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Speaking for myself, I'd recommend a fry up instead.

Breakfast lunch or dinner, can't be beaten.


2 fried eggs, tin of baked beans, mushrooms, sausages, bacon, chips, fried tomatoes (or plum tomatoes ymmv), a couple of lovely crusty bread rolls and a hot cup of tea.


Some would also slap some black pudding on the plate if it fits but I'd rather not eat a lump of blood.




edit on 14-11-2015 by CharlieSpeirs because: Forgot mushrooms!



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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Chicken Tikka Massala is a popular dish IN England but is not English. Its Indian food. Very nice and spicy. Plenty of fresh chillies. mmmmm.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Next time, try the fire tindaloo!



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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originally posted by: brancolinoxx
Chicken Tikka Massala is a popular dish IN England but is not English. Its Indian food. Very nice and spicy. Plenty of fresh chillies. mmmmm.


Well yeah it's not ENGLISH...but apparently its so popular it should be the national dish? LOL

Does it have something to do with the Indian influence during colonial times?



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Undecided.

en.m.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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not just England, we up here in Canada we love our brown sauce (HP), It is way better than ketchup. I use it at breakfast with my eggs and bacon, and it is superb on steaks.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 10:42 PM
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Is HP Sauce (brown sauce) like A-1 Sauce?




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom

originally posted by: brancolinoxx
Chicken Tikka Massala is a popular dish IN England but is not English. Its Indian food. Very nice and spicy. Plenty of fresh chillies. mmmmm.


Well yeah it's not ENGLISH...but apparently its so popular it should be the national dish? LOL

Does it have something to do with the Indian influence during colonial times?


Tikka masala is as Indian as general tsos chicken is Chinese. It is a dish created for British tastes using an Indian type flavor by Indians who migrated to England. It was invented in England. So yes, it is British. It is also amazing with garlic naan. In a pinch, make garlic bread and go with it.

I would halve the cumin.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

basically yes, it has a slightly milder flavour than A1 and is not as thick.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
A Tika Masala isn't British food.

I'm pretty sure it's Indian.



HP sauce (brown sauce) is the best.
So much better than Ketchup (red sauce)...

For real men.



Mushy peas are rank.

But better than normal peas with some fish and chips.


Enjoy your Eastern cuisine.


How it was explained to me was that - no, it is certainly not British food. However, the British "borrowed" the basic ingredients and recipe(s) from India (as each family there has their own unique way of doing things), then labeled and defined it is "tikka masala" or whatever, and lastly put it in a box for sale and understand what it is.



posted on Nov, 15 2015 @ 12:24 AM
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Mushy peas are rank... Now cheesy peas



posted on Nov, 15 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs I think the masala is British, but started off obviously as Indian, but adapted to the British palet.



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