Belleau Kitchen written by a guy called Dom.
Recently he posted a recipe challenge in which participants had to pick at random a recipe book they owned. From this choice they had to flick through the book and stop at a random recipe and then cook that recipe regardless of what it is and without cheating and changing to a more preferred recipe.
The book I ended up picking was Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape and the recipe that I landed on was Chicken and Papaya Curry.
Chicken and Papaya Curry (serves 4)
500g Chicken thighs (skinned and boneless)
1 tsp Ground Turmeric
1 tbsp Oil
2 Medium Onions (finely chopped)
3cm Fresh Ginger (peeled and grated)
3 cloves of Garlic
1 Green Chili (deseeded and finely chopped)
6 Tbsp Raw Green Papaya (finely chopped or pureed in a food processor)
Juice of one Lime
Coriander to garnish
Cut the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and mix with seasoning and the turmeric
Heat the oil in a wide frying pan and add the onions, garlic, chilli and ginger.
Add the chicken and mix well.
Fry over a high heat for a few minutes then add the water and the papaya.
Cook for 20 minutes until chicken is tender and the sauce thickens.
Transfer to a warm serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander.
Verdict: Very impressed. Very light and fragrant with each distinct flavour getting a chance to show off and with a lovely undertone of heat from the chilli. I will definitely be making this again and probably using this method to pick meals again because I wouldn't have made this otherwise.