Monday, July 2, 2012

African Sweet Potato Stew

From Recipes from the Root Cellar by Andrea Chesman

2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1 t cumin seeds
1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups water
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4-6 cups chopped greens (peel and discard any tough stems)
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup roasted peanuts
3 T natural unsweetened peanut butter
salt and pepper
hot cooked rice, for serving
hot sauce, for serving.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, cumin and red pepper flakes and saute until the onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add the water, sweet potatoes, greens, chickpeas, tomatoes and peanuts. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the sweet potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter. Season with salt and pepper and serve over rice.....

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