Sunday, June 15, 2008

Moroccan Stew


The cooking lessons are continuing with Amy. Most recently we did Moroccan Vegetable Stew and it was delicious and very very cheap (we are still grazing on the leftovers). It is really simple and well worth trying out...

Chop one onion and fry it in olive oil with a chopped clove of garlic, a finger of grated ginger, a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of cumin. (The smell fills your kitchen instantly).

When the onions have softened. Tip in a drained can of chickpeas and a tine of chopped tomatoes (i buy tinned plum tomatoes and chop them myself as it is cheap).


Now add a chopped up butternut squash and some chopped sweet potatoes - as much as you like. (If you are feeling flush you can add in some fish or prawns if you like)

Add some water if the juice from the tomatoes is not enough to cover the ingredients. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon (save the zest for flavoring your couscous). Add a little honey and season with salt and pepper

Cook until the squash is soft. Stir in a handful of chopped coriander (optional if your budget is very tight).

Serve with cous cous and a dollop of yoghurt and a grinding of pepper.


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