This recipe started as a way to use up some leftover sweet potato I had in the pantry. By now, it’s one of my weekly favourites. Its super tasty and simple to make!
- 4 Medium sweet potatoes
- 2 Large red onions
- Glug of vegetable oil
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 1tsp Chilli flakes
- 1 tbs Of palm oil
- 2 Bell peppers (I used green & red)
- 1tsp Of tomato pureé
- Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
- 2 tsp Ground coriander
- 1tsp Of dried parsley
- 1 tin Of peeled tomatoes
- 100ml Of water
- 1/2 Of coconut milk
- 1 Vegetable stock pot
- Squeeze of lime luice
- Handful of jalapeños, chopped
- 1 Cup of rice (per person)
- 1/2 tin of coconut milk
- 1 Dried chilli pepper
- Handful of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
- Handful of fresh coriander, chopped.
Peel the sweet potatoes & chop into thick chunks. Boil them until soft in a pan of salted water. Once done, drain and set aside.
In a cast-iron pot, fry the onions – cut into strips & 2 cloves of garlic (minced) until soft. Add in a green & red bell pepper cut into chunks. Once everything has lost its toughness add in 2 tsp ground coriander, a sprinkle of chilli flakes, a big dollop of tomato pureé and a generous amount of fresh coriander. Add 1 tin of peeled tomatoes (taken and chopped into thick chunks on a chopping board) with its juice.
Fill up the tomato tin with water and add to the mix, getting out all the tomatoey goodness.
Then add in half a tin of coconut milk, a squeeze of lime juice, a vegetable stock pot, a few jalapeños and a tbs of palm oil – or dendê- which you can get online. Thankfully my mum had some Carotina oil – which is sustainably sourced, cold-pressed red palm fruit oil.
Finally add in the vegetables and season to taste. Cook incredibly slow for 3 hours.
Finish with loads of freshly chopped parsley and coriander.
I served mine with coconut rice, which I made by cooking the rice in seasoned water, the other half of the coconut milk and a dried chilli until fully cooked. The result is somewhat fluffy, somewhat sticky- FULL ON comfort food
I served mine with some lime Lemonaids, but a Brazilian beer such as a Brahma, would pair really nicely!