Looked in the fridge & I had a little bit of this, little bit of that. What do you do with all those bits….and the answer is: Curry. A couple of my foodie friends are into curry, plus I’ve seen some stuff on the food channels, so I decided I could try it too. It all started with leftover curried mushrooms (which were very tasty by the way). So I put a pit of olive oil in a skilled & started tossing things in: leftover curried mushrooms, the last of a head of cauliflower & a small sweet potato sliced thin. As this was ‘stir-frying’ I noticed what lovely fall colors…..but they were missing something. Stuck my head in the fridge and came out with what was left of some oven-roasted cherry tomatoes….now that made the color of the dish pop. It occurred to me this lovely curry dish would be good with a few crumbles of goat cheese. And, there in the cheese drawer were a few fresh shrimp which needed to be used soon. So much for veggie curry…..in they went too. With so many added ingredients, I sprinkled on a bit more curry powder. As all the flavors blended I pondered….so how do I serve this now ?? Back to the fridge…..and there were a few flour tortillas in a ziplock. And there you have it folks…..Wannabe Veggie Wraps….or Mushroom, Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Oven-Roasted Tomato and Shrimp Curry Wraps.
They were delicious, too !! My friends enjoyed a tasty meal as we all marveled at the creativity of this ‘gourmet’ cooking. Oh yeah….I got all the shrimp since I was dining with vegetarians.
(No photo available….we were too busy eating.)
Mushroom/Sweet Potato/Cauliflower/Oven-Roasted Tomato/Shrimp Curry Served as a Wrap, adapted from leftovers in the fridge
About a cup of curried mushrooms
About a cup of cauliflower, in small pieces
1 small sweet potato, quartered & sliced thin
A handful of oven-roasted cherry tomatoes
6 shrimp, peeled
More curry powder, adjust to taste
A few crumbles of goat cheese (or feta, queso blanco or fresca)
In a skillet on medium heat, toss in all of the above. Saute until warm but veggies are still crunchy, stirring occasionally. Inhale the aroma & observe the beautiful color of your creation. Warm a flour tortilla in the microwave (wrapped in a paper towel) for about 15 seconds. Put some of the curry in the middle, fold over……ENJOY !!