We had a park trailer up north until a few years ago and friends of ours (Shelley and George) made this for me one night and gave me the recipe. Since then, we haven't stopped making it! (well...not every night silly!)
This is the best recipe for getting rid of all the food in your fridge that's leftover in the veggie, meat category. All you need to have on hand is two cans of cream of mushroom soup, and some Patak's Mild Curry (we always add Thai Red Curry Paste too....cuz we like it HOT!).
I'll give you the ingredients we had on hand last night for this, but you can switch it up to whatever you have, which is the beauty of this recipe!
Chicken, cubed & cooked
Red & Green Peppers, chopped
3-4 Garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
Patak's Mild Curry Paste
Thai Red Curry Paste (for heat, optional)
cauliflower, cut into small florets, blanched
broccoli, cut into small florets, blanched
1 cup or so of water
half of a lime
Cook the chicken, cubed with a sprinkle of salt & pepper, first and set aside.
Blanch the cauliflower and broccoli, drain and set aside.
Add some olive oil to the pot (we use a big cast iron dutch oven), but have used a cast frypan in the past) and saute your red & green peppers, onion and garlic cloves.
Add in the mushroom pieces next and saute a little longer.
(you want to saute the harder pieces of veggies first and add the more tender ones afterward)
At this point, scoop the cream of mushroom soup in...both cans and add about 1/2 cup water and stir. The
consistency should be like a thick gravy...add more water as required.
Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
Add in the chicken, broccoli and cauliflower at the end to warm them up.
Your taste is completely personal in this dish. Last night, for the first time, I added some lime and cilantro and loved it! Don't forget to cook your rice alongside as you prepare this! You can have this with chicken, pork, fish, beef....whatever you like and whatever veggies you have, whether they be cooked already (add at end to warm) or raw! The flavour comes out as strong or as mild as you like and is always excellent! Be sure to have bread on hand, especially if you make it spicy!
Thanks George & Shelley for an awesome recipe!