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Thai-Spiced Sweet Potato Stew
Posted By Nava On January 7, 2012 @ 6:59 pm In Global Sampler,Global Stews,Sweet Potatoes,Vegetables All Year Round | No Comments
With Thai ingredients available at most natural foods stores and well-stocked supermarkets, it has become easy to enjoy the delightful flavors of this cuisine at home. Use your discretion with the red or green curry paste; a little will give a hint of heat, but if you want a spicier stew, you can step it up from there. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons  by Nava Atlas.
Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until both are golden.
Add the sweet potatoes and water. Bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are about half done.
Add the bell pepper, green beans, curry paste, sugar, and ginger. If using lemongrass, cut each stalk into 3 or 4 pieces, and bruise by making long cuts here and there with a sharp knife. This will help release the lemony flavor. Stir into the soup pot. Simmer the stew for 10 minutes longer.
Stir in the coconut milk, peanut butter, salt, and optional tofu. Return to a simmer, then cook over very low heat for another 10 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender and the flavors well integrated
Remove lemongrass pieces. Taste to adjust seasonings, particularly the curry paste if you’d like a spicier stew, as well as the salt, sugar, and ginger. Serve at once, topping each serving with a few cilantro leaves.
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 Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons: http://www.vegkitchen.com/navas-books/vegan-soups-and-hearty-stews-for-all-seasons/
 recipes for global stews.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/global-sampler/global-stews/
 sweet potato recipes.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/vegetables-all-year-round/sweet-potatoes/
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