offput

offput

(ˈɒfˌpʊt)
n
the act of putting off, delaying, or wasting time
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Serves 2 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 clove garlic, thinly sliced1⁄2 teaspoon grated ginger1⁄2 red onion, thinly sliced1⁄4 red bell pepper, thinly sliced1 tablespoon curry powder21⁄2 cups chicken broth1⁄2 cup coconut milk1 tablespoon Thai curry paste2 tablespoons nam pla (fish sauce)1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar2 kaffir lime leavesPinch each of salt and pepper8 (1⁄2-inch-thick) Thai eggplant slices 5 ounces dried rice noodles8 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails offPut the oil in a large sauté pan and set over medium heat.
As a 40-year reader of the Letter I suggested that few here in the Lower 48 would be offput by "an occasional programme or perhaps honour.
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