In this special weekly feature, TODAY food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
THIS WEEK: Fried Madras Curry Spiced Chicken from Foreign Cinema in the hip Mission District of San Francisco, California.
The restaurant mixes pleasure with food, screening foreign and independent films in a covered outdoor courtyard while serving great dishes like this one, the Fried Madras Curry Spiced Chicken. If possible, follow the recipe and use Madras curry, a blend which typically contains curry leaves, turmeric, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, chili pepper, bay leaves, fenugreek, allspice, and black pepper. The result is great flavor that is neither too spicy nor too mild.
left/msnbc/Components/Photos/070905/070905_GayleandJohn_vmed_3p.jpg.jpg2877100000left#000000http://msnbcmedia.msn.com1PfalsefalseAbout the chefs: Chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark have been deeply involved in the competitive and innovative ferment of the San Francisco restaurant scene for over two decades. The husband and wife team developed a restaurant consulting practice together to create restaurant concepts and designs for a diverse set of clients in North America, Asia, and Canada.
While developing new restaurants, their travels allowed them to research locally produced and artisanal ingredients in both Europe and Asia. In 2001, the duo brought their original talents to the kitchen of Foreign Cinema. Their California/Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is known for its purity, quality, and consistency.
2534 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Fried Madras Curry Spiced Chicken is served at Foreign Cinema for $19.00. The recipe is for a serving size of four.
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