It starts around 4:45 PM in my house. First it's, "Can I have crackers?" About ten minutes later, "I need yellow cheese." And then soon after, a breaking point is reached.
"WHEN ARE WE HAVING DINNER?!!"
I'm all about getting dinner made faster. As much as I love food and I love to cook, sometimes I just don't like the every day, "it's almost dinner time, what are we going to eat" thing! You would think as empty nesters that whole thing would get easier, but in fact I think it's gotten harder. I have gotten out of the routine of meal planning like I used to do when the kids were all at home, so I still deal with that last minute scramble of "What's for dinner?"
This particular recipe is for a prawn curry that we always had growing up. As a child, I was lucky enough to grow up by the coast. The West coast of India is the coast of the Arabian sea, and we had our pick of fresh seafood, most of which was caught on the day we ate it. My dad would ride down to the bunder (docks) and bargain hard for the freshest of fish, prawns, squid or crabs. He would then triumphantly return with his bounty, and we would have fresh seafood for dinner that evening. I am lucky I don't have to do all this from-scratch preparation anymore, and frozen raw prawns are a convenience I have gotten used to very quickly. But I still relish the taste of seafood, particularly one in a spicy-tangy-hot curry, as we used to have it. The flavors in this dish are very much from the South coast of India.
Chicken nuggets bring out the kid in all of us! They’re crispy, tender, and absolutely delish dunked in tangy honey mustard or spicy ketchup sauce. Coated in crunchy panko breadcrumbs and fresh Parmesan, these little nuggets are almost too adorable to eat!