Monday, 14 November 2016

Tuesday Food Blog - Katsu beef curry

In the constant round of trying to find something different to eat I have tried cuisines from many parts of the world via the supermarket!!!! This week I'm back to Japan for something slightly different, very tasty and very simple.

Katsu Beef Curry

Katsu is usually a cutlet of chicken covered in breadcrumbs and served with a curry sauce and rice. My version has stewing beef and vegetables. I cheated using a prepacked katsu curry block but then added my own ingredients.


100g Yutaka curry tray
1 large onion, chopped
800ml boiling water
salt and pepper
stewing beef, cubed
carrots, diced
turnip, cubed


Fry off the onion in a little oil with salt and pepper. When the onions have begun to clarify add the boiling water, bring back to the boil, add the tray of katsu curry and stir until it is all broken up. Simmer. In a separate pan brown the meat then add it to the simmering sauce along with the prepared vegetables. Simmer for a couple of hours and serve with rice.

In the case of using the curry sauce as intended, you cook the breaded chicken cutlet, prepare the sauce as above and serve on the side as a sauce rather than as a base for a curry dish. I found that the dish works very well as I prepared it and is very tasty. It is different to Indian curry but is very satisfying if you like curry.

This would work with most meats.

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Patrick Steele is off crusading once again with his sidekick, fiancée Naomi Kobayashi. This time he is risking life and limb by returning to the hostile shores of the USA. He has had brushes with the authorities in that vast country on previous occasions, but now has been stimulated to return because of apparent dodgy dealings over the World Trade Centre disaster of September 11th 2001.
After discovering numerous ‘theories’ concerning 9/11 and who was behind it, Steele identifies possible links between large corporations with financial interests and political parties. In a presidential election year he is concerned that those vying for that prodigious post may have links with the disaster.
Has Steele discovered underhand dealing by the US security services? 
Did one of the major political parties have a hand in the destruction of 9/11?
Will Steele be caught by the CIA or can he escape back to the safety of the UK?

What was Building 7?

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