Following my health focused posts so far this year, it seemed ridiculous not to include one of my favourite recipes. It’s quick, healthy, tasty and takes no time to prepare – Potatoes in Coconut Sauce. I personally love to give myself two days off a week from meat hence this post, Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side. If you’re eating more than the recommended daily allowance of meat, you should probably consider lowering your meat consumption. Red meat carries the highest risks of heart disease and cancer, so eating more poultry and vegetables can help lower your risk.
Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side
Followers of low-carb diets have given potatoes a bad reputation. OK, so they’re not exactly good for you when dropped into a deep fryer, obviously! But potatoes are 100% natural, fat-free, gluten-free, have high nutritional content, and are packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants-compounds that fight free radicals. So without further ado, here’s my recipe for Potatoes in Coconut Sauce.
Potatoes in Coconut Sauce
Prep in 10 mins – Cook in 25 mins
- 6 medium potatoes thickly sliced
- Oil to fry
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tbs fresh ginger, grated
- 2 birds eye chilli, chopped
- 400ml tin coconut milk
- 1 piece bruised lemon grass
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 350ml chicken stock
- splash fish sauce
- juice 1 lime
- 6 halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 heads pak choi, quartered
- 3 chopped spring onion
- 120g tin bamboo shoots, drained
- coriander leaves
- sesame seeds
- Boil water in a pan then add the thickly sliced potatoes and cook until tender
- In a separate pan stir fry the ginger, garlic and chilli for 2 minutes.
- Add coconut milk, lemon grass, turmeric, stock, fish sauce and bring to boil.
- Lower heat to a simmer, then after 10 minutes add the spring onion, tomatoes, pak choi, bamboo shoots, beansprouts and lime.
- Stir and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and add to the coconut sauce. Sprinkle coriander, sesame seeds and serve.
More potato recipes can be found on lovepotatoes.co.uk – Here’s to a healthy 2017!