Friday, April 1, 2011

Sweet Potatoes Stew

Sweet Potatoes Stew.Last night I cooked African Potato Stew with Red Beans. The idea for this easy and quite delicious meal came from Jen Loves Kev blog. The funny thing is that I was drooling over Aroshka’s baked yams puree for a few days now, but did not know any good adult sweet potato recipes which both Danya and I can enjoy. ) So when I saw this stew, I jumped on it right away. )

Since neither one of us is vegetarian, I’ve added a chicken breast to the stew. I also added some cilantro which I think gave it a nice touch. I forgot to buy peanuts, so I skipped them.

Danya liked this stew too — I was afraid that he would not, since he is not a fan of sweet potatoes. I also offered some to d. Borya, who said it was not terrible, but probably not something he would want to eat again. ) To each his own I guess.

I’ll re-post the recipe here for the future reference. Considering how easy it was, I think that I’ll cook it again in the future.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups or so cubed peeled sweet potato
1 can, drained small red beans
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts
6 lime wedges

1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender.
2. Add sweet potato and next 10 ingredients (through chiles). Cover and cook on medium until sweet potatoes are tender. Maybe 30 mins.
3. Take a potato masher and mash up your stew so it becomes thick and chunky.
4. Spoon 1 cup cooking liquid into a small bowl. Add peanut butter; stir well with a whisk. Stir peanut butter mixture into stew.
5. Stir in handfuls of peanuts (how many is up to you)
6. Serve with lime wedges (and maybe some homemade cornbread)
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