Curried Vegetable Stuffed
Sweet potatoes and yams are versatile and pair well with spices including curry flavors. If you have never tried curry, this is a great dish with which to experiment.
These can be served as a side dish or lighter entrée. Oh, and yes, the skin is edible and even good for you!
110 MIN DURATION
20 MIN PREP TIME; 90 MIN COOK TIME
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Poke deep holes into the sweet potatoes/yams. Wet the potatoes with coconut milk. Sprinkle with Celtic Sea salt and dust with nutmeg and fresh ground peppercorns. Place the potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
3. Horizontally cut off about 1 inch of potato and scoop out about half the filling. Be sure to leave enough in the shell to support the filling.
4. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, sauté the onion until it is caramelized and deep golden brown. Add the garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant and slightly softened. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
5. Add carrots and eggplant or okra. Sauté vegetables until carrots and eggplant are light golden brown. Add the scooped out sweet potato; stir to combine.
6. Add the remaining ingredients and the onion mixture to the pan. Cook over medium heat until the eggplant has softened, and the mixture is almost dry.
7. Adjust seasoning to taste with balsamic vinegar, fresh ground nutmeg, celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper. 8. Divide the filling and stuff it back into the potato skins, mounding it if necessary.
9. Before serving, reheat the potatoes until cooked all the way through. Garnish as desired; be creative.
* Sweet potatoes, yams and other root vegetables like taro root can be used for this recipe.
** Curry powder is a mixture of spices of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine. Most recipes and producers of curry powder usually include coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and red pepper in their blends. Curry powder is easily found online or in stores.
*** Garam masala is a lot like curry powder but has some more potent spices in the blend e.g., cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. It is common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines and can be used alone or with other seasonings. Garam Masala is easily found online or in stores.
If you are like me and love spices, you can easily make your own curry and garam masala. Especially for spices, you get what you pay for. High quality spices travel around the world to arrive here. You will pay more for the best, but remem- ber, you are feeding those that you love. Better taste, nutrition and less toxic contamination. Quality is worth a little more!