Any favorite Country Captain recipes?

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2010/03/14 17:22:15 (permalink)

Any favorite Country Captain recipes?

Does anyone have a favorite and tried and true Country Captain recipe?  I've looked some up the Internet, but does anyone have a favorite?
 
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    tcrouzer
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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/03/14 18:18:48 (permalink)
    I've heard good replies about Bobby Flay's recipe on the Food TV web site. That's the one I plan to try soon. I've not made Country Captain yet.
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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/03/14 18:35:53 (permalink)
    I have tried this one and enjoyed it very much.

    Cecily Brownstone's Country Captain Adapted from Jame's Beard's American Cookery.
    Ingredients [size=3 font="times new roman"]1 frying chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds ready-to-cook weight)
    1/4 cup flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    4 tablespoons butter
    1/3 cup finely diced onion
    1/3 cup finely diced green pepper
    1 clove garlic (crushed)
    1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
    1/2 teaspoon dried crushed thyme
    1 can (1 pound) stewed tomatoes
    3 tablespoons dried currants (washed and drained)
    Blanched toasted almonds
    Procedure 1. Cut chicken into 8 pieces (2 breast, 2 wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs). Reserve back, wing tips, neck, and giblets for another use. Was and drain chicken; coat with a mixture of the flour, salt, and pepper. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the chicken.
    2. Remove chicken; add the onion, green pepper, garlic, curry powder, and thyme to skillet. Reduce heat to low and loosen any browned particles. Add the stewed tomatoes with their liquid; return chicken to skillet, skin side up. Cover and cook slowly until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Stir currants into the sauce. Serve accompanied by almonds.
    Note: After chicken is browned and sauce is made, the dish may be baked, covered, in a 325°F oven until tender, about 45 minutes.
    1 Comment: [size=3 font="times new roman"]I cooked this often, when newly married. I used the recipe from the Joy of Cooking which is similar to the one above. Overcome by nostalgia, a year ago, I made it again. It is delicious. I have changed it a bit to suit our taste. I use thighs, a little more and much better curry powder, fresh thyme, more onion and green pepper. Great for a cold winter night.
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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/03/15 12:13:37 (permalink)
    Thanks tcrouzer and Trask!  I'll be making this for the first time tonight.  It will probably be a mix of the way Bobby Flay makes it (I saw the video on youtube) and the recipe Trask posted.  Bobby Flay uses coconunt milk in the rice, and I don't think I'll be doing that.

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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/03/15 16:19:09 (permalink)
     We tried Rachael Ray's version and liked it very much. She does not use the coconut milk. I use a mild curry powder but may order some of the hotter stuff from Penzey's to give it  more of a kick.
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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/03/16 06:17:30 (permalink)
    My version is like the James Beard version. Sometimes I add cut okra to it.
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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/04/16 21:46:49 (permalink)
    There was a Bobby Flay "Throwdown" on FN today. He lost to 2 brothers from SC. I never heard of this "Country Captain" dish before. It has an interesting name. Does anyone know the origin of the name?
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    Re:Any favorite Country Captain recipes? 2010/04/17 08:33:07 (permalink)
    Seems the history/origin are a wee bit clouded...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/magazine/25food-t-000.html?_r=1 
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