Overnight oats, but make it better (aka zesty and orangey couscous)
In the search for delicious pineapple dishes from around the world as part of my “5 Pineapple Dishes From 5 Countries” series, I came across a unique submission called kip kerrie ananas tart. This recipe comes to us courtesy of Pauline, who is from the Netherlands but currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
Pauline says that kip kerrie ananas tart translates from Dutch to English as “chicken curry pineapple pie.” In this dish, Pauline describes how there is a layer of warm puff pastry crust filled with a nicely spiced warm chicken curry. Inside the curry are little fruity explosions from the pineapple chunks.
This dish is a favorite of Pauline’s because it contains a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory without being too heavy. Of course, when most people think of Dutch food, they probably don’t imagine pineapple or curry as common ingredients. But, says Pauline, things like pineapple and curry that many people associate with Asian or Caribbean countries are often found in Dutch cooking due to the country’s long and complex colonial past. This dish acts as a sort of homage to the Netherlands’ history.
Chicken pie is very commonly eaten by Dutch people and is often found everywhere, from restaurants to grandma’s house. For Pauline, this dish takes her back to her childhood. As a kid, Pauline’s mother involved Pauline and her siblings in the kitchen as early as age 3. Each child had their own dish to cook and perfect, and Pauline’s sister’s dish was this kip kerrie ananas tart. Of course, the first few times that Pauline had this dish, it was pretty bad because her younger sister was just learning how to cook. Nowadays, Pauline loves to make kip kerrie ananas tart for all her friends in Portugal, as it reminds her of her home.
After hearing Pauline’s great story about this dish, I just had to give it a try! Making this dish was really simple yet really complex at the same time. Pauline said I could split the recipe into individual pies, but I overstuffed them, and most exploded in the oven. But, the one that worked out is amazing. The stuffing is so delicious. Normally, pineapple and chicken isn’t a combination I think about, but it works here! This dish is taken to the next level with some hot sauce. I think that this filling would even be great served over a bowl of rice.
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