Geistesblitz, that’s the word of the day. Or himalayan idea, even better, a nice acronym for Geistesblitz :) Now you might be wondering what’s wrong with me today. A few weeks back, I have discovered a great website that amuses me daily. It’s called A Word A Day (http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/). Doesn’t look spectacular but it’s worth signing up. You receive a word a day. Today’s hit was himalayan: adjective for 1. enormously large 2. relating to the himalayas. So my Geistesblitz is an enormous idea. Link it with Fourchette & Knife and my Geistesblitz is a spontaneous cooking idea. Usually I just open my fridge, see what’s left and tatataaa here comes the blitz! Long story short, last week I remembered that we had turkey breast in the freezer and I had a craving for mango. Additionally, I got red and yellow bell pepper and an onion and this is what came out:
Ingredients (serves 2 people):
350-400g turkey breast
1 red & 1 yellow bell pepper
1 small onion
1 large mango
Seasoning: curry powder, ground coriander, salt, pepper, coconut powder (optional)
1) Rinse the meat under cold water and cut off white greasy parts. You can leave the filet in one piece or cut it into smaller pieces.
2) Dice the onion, the bell peppers and the mango. If you haven’t cut open a mango yet, I recommend to peel off the skin with a small knife. The mango has a hard part in the middle, similar to a pit. Cut off slices along the long side until you reach the pit and then dice them.
3) In a hot pan (use 1-1.5 tablespoons olive oil) stir fry the turkey meat. Put it aside.
4) Now saute the onion and the bell peppers in the same pan. Add the diced mango and the meat and cover with water or soup stocking. Let boil at slow to medium heat for about 15 min until the mango is soft.
5) Remove the meat and the bell peppers from the pan and puree the left over mango & onion sauce in a blender. Season with curry powder, ground coriander, salt, pepper, and coconut powder. The coconut powder is optional as it will give the sauce an even sweeter touch. If you like your meals spicy, season with spicy paprika powder or a pinch of chili or cayenne powder.
6) Serve with white rice or rice noodles.
Extra tip for the BBQ season:
You can use the same recipe to prepare shish kebabs with turkey meat, onion and bell pepper. Simply use the mango sauce as a dip for your shish kebabs and your guests will love you for the different BBQ experience :)