That’s a pirate waist coat – I don’t dress him in gold epaulettes, much as it’s the closest sartorial match for his personality that there is.
I wrote the recipe down on here a couple of days ago when we ate it and Bert did demolish it – I realise that this blog implies that Bert eats a rainbow of veg every day, but in the interests of honesty I’ll admit that for dinner tonight he had a hot cross bun, a peanut cookie and a Kinder Surprise.
1 small onion
1/2 red pepper, puréed with the onion in a blender
1 1/2 dessert spoons korma paste
Dessert spoon butter
Splash vegetable oil
3 chicken breasts, diced
1/2 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 sweet potato peeled (or half a large carrot) and chopped and puréed with the tomatoes
1 dessert spoon tomato purée
Teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
1 dessert spoon mango chutney
Melt the butter and oil in a saucepan, and add the onion and pepper purée and the tikka paste. Cook gently for fifteen minutes then add the chicken, tomato purée and tinned tomato/ sweet potato purée. Season, cover and cook for 15 minutes till the chicken’s tender. Then stir through the yogurt and mango chutney and serve.
(Auntie Tab chops the onion and pepper, frying the onions on their own with the salt, adding the pepper and then proceeding the same way. But pirates can object to pieces of sauce-soaked, soft, cooked veg so I puréed mine. I’ve also – since I first blogged the recipe – tweaked it again to add the sweet potatoes for a thicker sauce, extra sweetness and another veg towards our ten a day.)