I've grown tomatoes in planters in the backyard for the past several years, but this year the plants are yielding the most abundant crop yet. This of course means that I currently have an excess of tomatoes, so I am trying to focus on them when making meal plans. I may just have to dry them or preserve them in jars for the winter if they keep coming off the vine as fast as they have been lately.
In the meantime, my husband enjoys cutting the juicy fruits into slices and eating them sprinkled with sea salt and a little freshly cracked black pepper. And I have been adding tomatoes to salads, curries, salsas and dips and include them whenever in anything I can where they might be appropriate. The night that I made this simple vegetable curry was an oppressively hot and humid day when all I wanted was a light refreshing meal — especially after having eaten a rather large and heavy brunch. The occasion of having some beautiful local fresh sweet corn and garden peas was just the inspiration I needed to, for a light but zesty and extraordinarily flavorful dinner. The lovely contrasts in color are matched by the layers of sweet, tangy and spicy flavors and the pop-in-your-mouth bites of fresh corn and peas in a smooth and zesty tomato sauce.
I cooked up some quinoa to go along with the curry and served it all up with a few poppadums for a perfect light summer meal that made good use of local produce too. Feel free to included whatever vegetables you may have on hand, adjusting the liquid component and cooking time accordingly.
|Corn and Green Pea Tomato Curry|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on August 28, 2013
Simple, light and zesty Indian-style tomato and vegetable curry with fresh sweet corn and peas popping in your mouth
Other corn creations from Lisa's Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Tomato Corn Chowder
Roasted Corn and Jalapeño Cheese Soup
Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Quinoa Soup with Corn
On the top of the reading stack: Baking by Hand : Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer by Andy and Jackie King
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