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Bangladesh ❀ Shorshe Maach

Happy New Year to all my lovely Where The Food Is readers!  After a pretty quiet few weeks, during which I ate far too much and blogged rather too rarely, the blog is back with a new country and a cracking new recipe to go with it.  It’s finally the turn of long-neglected Bangladesh, and I couldn’t have asked for a better dish to kick off 2012.  Shorshe maach, a fiery fish and mustard curry, is a wonderful antidote to the mince-pie laden, butter-drizzled gluttony of the past few weeks.  It’s light on calories but packs a real flavour punch thanks to a few secret ingredients.

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India ❀ Toor Dal, Chicken Tikka and Chapatis

INDIA???  I know – I did a bad, bad thing this week.  Don’t worry, I haven’t had a mental meltdown, and I do know that India does not follow Azerbaijan in the culinary alphabet.  But I couldn’t get to a decent fishmonger in time for the Bahamas, and this week also marked exactly 7 years (!) since Joe and I started dating.  So, on the spur of the moment, I decided to cook him his absolute favourite cuisine on the planet, which happens to be Indian.  So I do hope you’ll forgive this slight derailment – at least it’s for a good cause, eh?  To make up for it, I’ve cooked you an Indian trifecta:  yellow lentil dal, chicken tikka and the Indian flatbreads known as chapatis.  Pull up a chair and dig in…

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