i asked unazukin if i should post this, and i got a tepid response. still, i have nothing else, and i rather enjoyed this meal of grilled "bacon" and curried rice pilaf from eric gower's "breakaway kitchen", which has become a kitchen staple. the recipes are here, but i modified the bacon for what i had on hand, so the marmalade, lemon, and ginger was switched out for an apple conserve and calvados (apple brandy), which made the bacon go all charred-like, but lent a sweet, spicy, cidery taste i enjoyed immensely.
i paired that up with the accompanying curried apple pilaf; it is made with short-grained japanese rice cooked in fresh carrot juice, with fuji apple, slivered almonds and cilantro, and seasoned with ginger, garlic, cinnamon and curry. although it sounds a bit unusual, the flavours come together well. trust me on this. or ms.lynn, who has also made a version. the meal seemed much lighter than your average pork and rice combination, what with all the apples and fresh herbs, and the ginger and other spices provided a nice kickstart to the morning. recommended.
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