Location: Islands in Southern Africa, at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, near Madagascar
Area: 2235 sq km; 180th largest in the world
Slightly more than 12 times the size of DC
Terrain: Volcanic islands
Official languages: Arabic and French
Religion: 98% Sunni Muslim
Population: Almost 8 million; 162nd largest in the world
Diplomacy: The US does not have an embassy in Comoros
GDP: $800 million; 205th largest in the world
Military: Women were first allowed in in 2004
Source: CIA Factbook
Back to Africa, where we will stay for a little while. I didn't know much about Comoros, and didn't know there were so many island nations around there. This is why I do this. Learning.
Finding a recipe wasn't as difficult as it was for some other African countries, but there also weren't a lot of choices. After looking at a few I settled on Comoran Chicken Curry, or Poulet à L'Indienne. There are a lot of spices. Plus, I get to cut up a whole chicken. Who doesn't want to do that? Most of the ingredients are pretty standard, although I don't often use natural yogurt in my cooking.
I wasn't entirely sure what "serving pieces" meant for the chicken, so I approximated. Read also, I sometimes took the easy way out.
|I tend to use kitchen shears for this job, although I'm beginning to think I should get a cleaver.|
|I did get rid of the pieces that were all spine or sternum.|
Kevin said that the chilies were pretty hot, so I de-seeded them. I don't really want to take any chances with too much spice right now.
|Cumin is wonderful.|
The dish simmered for an hour while Kevin anxiously awaited the start of the Broncos game. Let's not talk about the end of it.
|Tesla is glaringly white and sleeping on the laundry. Football is not his thing.|
|Water almost to the top.|
Was it bad? No. Just kinda bland. Looking at the ingredients, that is not how I would have predicted it. Guess I have to do some more learning.
Next time: Congo, Democratic Republic of the