Sunday, July 20, 2008

Trying to Get my Mojo Back

Now that my conference is over I had high hopes of getting back into the kitchen and making something great. OK, maybe not great, but at least passable. Let's face it, I am pretty wiped after two solid weeks of research capped by a presentation at a conference. I was not about to reinvent the wheel (or whatever the culinary equivalent is). I had bought a jar of green curry simmering sauce at Trader Joe's for such an occasion and envisioned making a nice tofu curry. The curry itself was nothing new (really just a store-bought version of this recipe), but I thought it would be cool to serve the curry in noodle nests that would cradle the sauce and veggies. For the life of me I could not figure out how to make a noodle nest that did not look like a pile of noodles. I tried a sort of noodle braid (failure), frying some noodle (big time failure), and cooling noodles in a small bowl (not really a nest). Finally I got too hungry to experiment any more and just spooned sauce over some noodles. Tasty, but not what I was after. Not a bad picture, though.