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12 February 2019 @ 09:57 pm
It's What Now?  
The contents of the fridge tell me that HalfshellHusband will be making chicken Tikka Masala soon.

This version comes from our huge connection of low-calorie recipes. But what's the key ingredient that tipped me off?

Fat-Free Half-and-Half.

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Isn't Half-and-Half basically half milk and half cream?  HOW CAN THERE BE FAT-FREE CREAM?

*does not compute*

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Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on February 13th, 2019 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's fat free milk, not cream. There's also low fat half and half too.

I've found that evaporated milk plays the same role but it's naturally less caloric. I discovered this while making a chicken orzo dish a few nights ago which initially called for heavy cream.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2019 06:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, so half of it IS cream... but the non-fat part is the milk? Skim + cream instead of whole milk + cream?

It does reduce the calories, which is great because the sauce in this dish is most of the calories. :O

I'm a little leery of evaporated milk because it tastes funny to me. Although the Indian spicing might bury it in this particular dish!