The trend of mixing Asian with Latin-American flavors is on display in this chicken recipe which pairs Thai red curry with Latin corn masa flour. Together they create a vibrant new flavor combination. Photo credit: Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen.
For the Red Curry Chicken, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, red curry and ginger; cook and stir 3 minutes or until chicken is browned. Stir in coconut milk, soy sauce and sugar. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add masa harina; cook and stir until sauce has thickened slightly. Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts
For the Masa Dumplings, mix masa harina, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and cheese; stir just until moistened
Drop 8 to 10 heaping tablespoons of dough, about 2 inches apart, onto simmering curry chicken. Cover. Simmer 25 minutes or until tops of dumplings are dry to the touch
Test Kitchen Tip: Masa harina is the flour made from dried corn kernels that have been soaked in limewater. It is used to prepare corn tortillas, tamales, pupusas and gorditas. It is available in the Latin, Mexican or baking aisle of supermarkets.