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Drumsticks (or Tofu) in Spiced Coconut-Spinach-Tomato Sauce

May 18, 2011
Author Notes

Drumsticks are a very economical chicken option, ranging below two dollars a pound for free range, natural drumstick value packs even at Whole Foods. At a cheap neighborhood market, I've seen conventionally raised drumsticks as low as 79 cents a pound. Tofu is also economical, and this dish is just as good vegetarian. The rest of what you need can be purchased cheap -- a can of tomato sauce, a can of coconut milk, a shallot, a lime, a little ginger, and litte fresh basil. If you have shredded coconut around, throw it in -- if not, just omit it. Plus, you can use the leftover coconut milk, basil, and lime juice to mix up a nice cocktail with whatever rum or vodka you have on hand. No waste here! —clintonhillbilly

  • Serves 3
Ingredients
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 pound drumsticks, or 1 block tofu
  • 1 cup frozen spinach or fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a good sized lime
  • 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
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Directions
  1. Sauté ginger and shallot until beginning to brown, then add all other ingredients except tofu or chicken and fresh basil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pan-fry tofu or brown chicken. Pour sauce over tofu and serve, or pour sauce over chicken, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes longer. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve over rice.

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