Thursday, January 11, 2007


Sweet Potatoes in a Cayenne, Ginger and Peanut Sauce
from World Food Café by Chris and Carolyn Caldicott

Serves 4-6

4 tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, cubed
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
1 ¾ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and minced
1 pound white cabbage, cubed (edited - I just used regular cabbage)
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ¾ cups (14 ozs) chopped plum tomatoes
1 cup pineapple juice
½ cup smooth peanut butter
salt & pepper to taste

Garnish (I don’t think this is optional – it really makes the dish)

2 carrots, peeled and grated
2 beets, peeled and grated
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
juice of 1 lime
handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (Or Not – I didn’t)

Heat oil in a large pan.
Saute onion until soft, add garlic and ginger, saute until fragrant, then add sweet potatoes and cabbage.
Add spices when the vegetables are starting to soften and stir to coat.
Add tomatoes and pineapple juice, cover and let simmer until fully cooked.
Stir in the peanut butter, season to taste.

Toss carrots, beets and bananas with lime juice.
I pass the garnish and the cilantro on the side.

Tastes excellent on brown rice.

It hasn't been all Princess, all the time over here. The Suri Raku stole has become my 'rest' knitting at home and it's showing real progress! I am almost ready to start joining the squares.

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Blogger Spinny Bunt said...

Yay! Pretty!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yum! and oooh!
In that order.

(remind me to have you touch my hands at Madrona so I can get a bit of your lace mojo!)

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodness! Both the food and lace look awesome! You are obviously quite multi-talented. :)

Spin to Knit SP

7:49 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Suri Raku looks lovely!

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow that looks good. I think I'm gonna have to try that one. The lace square is sooo pretty!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

thanks for sharing the recipe. i am going to have to try it!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

The dish sounds wonderful and it's almost as pretty as the lace!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, that lace is gorgeous, and thanks for the recipe!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Venus said...

Thanks for the recipe Angela! I can't wait to try it. Possibly when it is my week to buy groceries...

8:17 AM  
Blogger karen said...

re: lace - ooh, pretty!

re: recipe - ooh, yummy!
I made the sweet potato dish. Pete was looking over my shoulder as I was making it with concern as he neither likes sweet potatoes nor beets. While I was thinking, "Wow, my 2 favourite root vegetables in one dish!", I never would have made it if you hadn't recommended it -- pineapple juice, peanut butter, bananas? All was good in the end - lots of nice flavours and just a little heat. We both think it is a dish to make again. (Though I will try to follow the recipe closer next time, says the queen of substitution.)

7:05 PM  

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