Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce

Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty

If you follow Sherrie’s blog With Food + Love, you know that she writes from her heart, values wellness and good living, is earnest and loving, and utterly charming and down to earth. Sherrie can also whip up a fancy cocktail or juice like she was born to do it and has the uncanny ability to make you want to eat any plant you’ll ever come across. With Sherrie, what you see is what you get. She really is as lovely, genuine, and generous as she comes across in her blog. When Laura and I stayed with her last summer, she was the most gracious host, taking us in and showing us all the best Philly sites (and at that time we had only “met” online). And for the record, her love of vegetables is not for show. This girl walks the walk. It was a perfect eating combination with the three of us together. It was also in Philly where Sherrie ruined me with these almond milk lattes. #bestlatteever I’m so excited to have Sherrie here today for many reasons, one of which is that her work inspires people to live more vibrant lives. One peek at her blog and you’ll know exactly what I mean.  So I’ll stop delaying and turn it over to the lady of the day!

Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty
Hi guys! Sherrie here, from the seasonally inspired, naturally gluten-free and vegetarian food blog, With Food + Love. I am so excited to be guest-posting for Kris today because she happens to be one of my favorite people and bloggers. I met Kris virtually a while back through some mutual blogging friends and if I can recall correctly, it was this recipe of hers that won my belly over {I mean that grainy mustard sauce!!}. But, it was her warm spirit and radiating energy that really drew me in. I knew I needed to get to know her on a personal level and I’m so glad I’ve had an opportunity to do that, both virtually and in real life. It is an honor to be here Kris, thank you for inviting me into your beautifully inspiring space.Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty
This past fall, amidst a crazy life-transition, Kris and Laura came to visit me in Philadelphia. Instantly I was so comfortable spending time with them – laughing, eating, drinking, talking non-stop. It was like three old friends reminiscing for what seemed like days. And I’m not sure if they knew it or not, but their stay with me was timed so perfectly. I’ll spare you the details, but the day they arrived was also the first day of a very long road ahead for me. I would be in Philly without my husband for a few months, living alone, just waiting to relocate. I knew I needed to surround myself with quality people, to be with supportive friends and the universe had so graciously provided that to me. Their kindness, authenticity and generosity was everything I needed in that moment. Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty
Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty
Now fast forward about five months and I’m living happily with my husband again, halfway across the country in the Midwest. But, I’m missing my Philly CSA like crazy!! I know it is the middle of winter and everything, but where are the freaking vegetables? I have been in such a vegetable rut lately and I’m craving spring so hard. Over the weekend I made these thai peanut sweet potato skins for the big game and they were so good. So satisfying and warm and wintery, but still very good for you on a comforting level. They inspired me to get my sweet potato on and so I went out to the market to score some jeweled beauties. But what I found were these majestic purple queens! The purple sweet potato, have you guys seen such a thing before? I have seen and eaten regular purple potatoes before {love them}, but not purple sweet potatoes. These are a real treat.
Purple sweet potatoes taste exactly like their traditional amber-colored counterparts, so no worries if you can’t find these gems. The recipe is beautiful and delicious with all sweet potato shades. The red curry peanut sauce is naturally vegan, gluten, sugar and dairy-free. If you have a peanut allergy, you could easily swap in almond butter for the peanut butter and used roasted crushed almonds instead of peanuts on top. Besides the time needed to roast the potatoes, this dish can be thrown together in very little time. The sauce takes just 10 minutes and it can also be made ahead of time. It stores awesomely for a few days in a air-tight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy! Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce | Guest post by With Food + Love via 80twenty

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Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce
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Serves: 4
 
Inspired by, What's Cooking Good Looking Notes: I was lucky enough to find these gorgeous purple sweet potatoes at my local grocer, but the best place to score these beauties would be at your farmers' market or in a CSA share. They taste exactly like traditional sweet potatoes or yams, so if you can't find the purple variety, any color will do! This takes about 45 minutes to put together and it will serve 4 people, the recipe can easily be doubled and made ahead of time.
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup scallions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup peanuts, crushed
  • Red Curry Peanut Sauce
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes, dry them and pierce each one a few times with the tines of a fork. Place them on the baking sheet and roast for about 45 minutes {or until soft}, flipping halfway through.
  3. Take them out of the oven and allow to rest until they are cool enough to handle. Make a slit down the center and make a little well. Pour a few spoonfuls of peanut sauce {see below} onto each sweet potato and then top them with the scallions, onions, cilantro and peanuts.
  4. Red Curry Peanut Sauce
  5. Notes: This yields about 1 cup. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.
  6. Combine all of the ingredients in a small pan, whisk together over a low flame. Bring to a gentle boil and reduce heat to simmering.
  7. For about 10 minutes simmer on low and stir occasionally, the sauce will start to thicken.

 

29 Comments

  • Reply February 4, 2015

    Jodi

    I am now on a France-wide search for purple sweet potatoes, and I won’t stop until I have this dish in my kitchen! Absolutely gorgeous, all you ladies are a true inspiration, many full hearted thank yous for all that you do + share xx

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Kris

      Oh Jodi, Thank you so much for your kind words! You’re so sweet! Also, I hope you can find those purple sweets in France!! :)

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Sherrie

      Thanks Jodi, xo!!

  • Oh my goodness. This looks insanely yummy.

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Kris

      I know, right?! Sherrie is brilliant!

  • Reply February 4, 2015

    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Those potatoes are gorgeous! I can’t wait to try these, what a wonderful idea!

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Kris

      Let us know if you give them a try, Abby! And thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply February 4, 2015

    Susan

    These sound absolutely scrumptious. Sweet potatoes and red curry peanut sauce – what’s not to like? But where did you find those gorgeous sweet potatoes? I’ve never seen them with purple flesh before, and I doubt that any place near where I live would ever have them.

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Sherrie

      Hi Susan! I live in the Midwest and found them a local Whole Foods. Keep your eyes peeled :)

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Kris

      Thanks for stopping by, Susan! You can also sometimes find them in Asian supermarkets, if that helps. :)

  • Those look so mouthwatering! I don’t think I’ve ever tried sweet potatoes that are as purple. They look gorgeous!

    • Reply February 5, 2015

      Kris

      Totally gorgeous! I agreed. Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

  • Reply February 5, 2015

    Laura

    STILL dying over how purple (and gorgeous) these are. xo

    • Reply February 12, 2015

      Kris

      Totally gorgeous, right!?!?

  • Reply February 5, 2015

    lynsey | lynseylovesfood

    cannot even handle the colours in this post – beyond gorgeous!! xo

    • Reply February 12, 2015

      Kris

      I know!! Everything Sherrie does is vibrant! :)

  • Reply February 5, 2015

    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    I am so in love with these PURPLE sweet potatoes!! and can’t wait to try this Red Curry Peanut Sauce!! love!

    • Reply February 12, 2015

      Kris

      Aren’t they gorgeous, Alice?!! I hope you were able to get your hands on some!

  • Reply February 12, 2015

    Nina Candler

    My first encounter with these wonderful purple potatoes was in Okinawa. The ladies I worked with were locals and they knew I was game to try anything new. When one of my co-workers brought these in from her farm — oh my, let’s just say I made a fool of myself. LOL The color change of the flesh is amazing and I think the texture is not as stringy and more like a white potato. It wasn’t long until their natural generosity took the form of a grocery sack full of these little gems. yummmmmm.
    I have been searching for these for some time now. Must check out Whole Foods in Little Rock. Maybe mention to the produce manager what a big seller they could be. teehee.

    • Reply February 12, 2015

      Kris

      Thanks for such a lovely comment, Nina! What a great story. And yes, I do think you should mention it to your produce manager! :)

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  • Reply February 18, 2015

    sylvie

    I’m not sure to find these ladies in France in winter. If I can’t find any, I’m gonna experiment the recipe with another kind of potato, I’m sure the result will be correct thanks to this fancy sauce!

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  • Reply February 22, 2015

    Living Outside of the Box

    Just made these up…and WOW!! Having spent quite some time in Thailand, I’m a little picky when it comes to admiring good Thai food. Well–this was excellent! It’s like having a Thai curry directly on a sweet potato, but typical curry has a sweetener in it (palm sugar). However, the sweetness of the potato negates the need for a sweetener in the sauce—and it is excellent! I tried it on regular potatoes, too, but it wasn’t nearly as good :-)

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