Tonight’s dinner was inspired by Pi Day. I baked a lime meringue pie. Then I made this dinner. I used a favorite recipe for a fish curry that uses mustard oil. For the carrots and parsnips, I found an intriguing glazed carrots recipe in The Best of Lord Krishna’s Cuisine. I made a totally unauthorized substitution of some beef stock for the sparkling water and juice. And I broke a culinary rule by serving fish with cheese, but I think there should be an exception for macaroni and cheese.
The pie… it came out better than the last time I tried to make a citrus meringue pie, and accidentally doubled the liquid so it ran when I cut into it. The first slice of the Pi Day pie came out looking very nice, actually. But overall, not an excellent pie. The crust shrank, and I would have liked the filling to be more tart. The custard held together when I sliced it, but it still wept. I might be looking for a better recipe.