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#1 charlie-lori

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hello wise women of EB!

I'm making lemon curry chicken casserole as part of a lunch that's on tomorrow. I have to brown the chicken and veggies on the stove top then cook them in the oven as a casserole (a women's weekly recipe from some old cook book). So the chicken isn't fully cooked. Can someone tell me what it means by:

"Recipe can be made a day ahead, refrigerated and covered."



Does this mean I cook it in the oven today or tomorrow? I think it's kind of gross to leave browned chicken in the rerigerator then cook it tomorrow as a casserole sick.gif . But maybe this is what it means wacko.gif



Thanks in advance (from the worlds worst cook).

Edited by Omega_particle, 08 February 2013 - 01:11 PM.


#2 brangisnotaword

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Cook it in the oven today, then refrigerate.

#3 noi'mnot

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

I'd cook it today, and then reheat tomorrow.

#4 brangisnotaword

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

I must admit I've never heard of a lemon flavour in curry though!

#5 charlie-lori

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Thank you... my mum said the same.  Off to cook it now.

#6 Escapin

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Cook it completely today. Then put it in the fridge. Tomorrow, heat it up at 180 degrees with a lid or foil over the top for about 25 minutes.

Good luck, sounds tasty original.gif

#7 9minutes

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

It means you cook the recipe to the point where you are ready to eat it, then store it in the fridge until you need it tomorrow.

Most casseroles taste better if they get to sit in the fridge overnight.  I

Just reheat it in the oven or microwave when you want it tomorrow.

#8 spersephone

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

I would take it to mean the entire recipe through to making it a casserole can be made a day ahead.  Not stages, although I guess you could.

#9 charlie-lori

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Oh god now I'm worried it will be foul. I made it cos it's easy . Ha! and I still can't get it. Why couldn't we just eat out  cry1.gif

#10 brangisnotaword

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Don't be worried.  I googled, and saw plenty of recipes for lemon curry chicken.  Whooda thunk?

The flavour will develop overnight.

#11 aratiaw

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (Omega_particle @ 08/02/2013, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh god now I'm worried it will be foul. I made it cos it's easy . Ha! and I still can't get it. Why couldn't we just eat out  cry1.gif

Actually that sounds really nice! I bet it will taste much nicer than takeaway/restaurant food.

#12 bambiigrrl

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

i always make my currys from scratch and i always add a good squeeze of lemon. im sure it will taste yummy :-) good luck and let us know how itgoes!

#13 charlie-lori

Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Thanks to everyone who gave me cooking advice.

Unfortunately it tastes like nothing. It is so bland sad.gif I'm thinking of using the chicken and making some wraps and salad. To hell with it all!

Edited by Omega_particle, 08 February 2013 - 03:11 PM.





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