Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Leeks in a Curry Coconut Sauce

IMG_2316Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was busy! On Friday, which was of course Valentine’s Day, I was involved in a top secret marriage proposal mission. Saturday was spent celebrating the birthday of my friend Lori, we ate too much at the Hibachi Grill and then went dancing. Then on Sunday, my dear friend Emma cooked me a vegan feast! Walnut burgers with slaw, and a vegan cheesecake made with avocados- so divine.

veg and curry powderThis post was actually supposed to be a spiced mango cake, but I couldn’t find mangos at the shop yesterday. So instead, I am sharing a really low key vegetable dish. It makes a good side dish, but usually I eat it with rice to make a complete meal.  I love it because the prep is so simple, but the final result is brimming with flavour! Peel, chop and then roast the veg, while the veg roasts, the coconut and curry sauce just simmers away in a saucepan. Easy, straightforward, and perfect for a Monday!

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Leeks in a Curry Coconut Sauce
 
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Roasted sweet potatoes and leeks in an aromatic coconut curry sauce.
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 medium leeks
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tin of full fat coconut milk (13.5oz/400ml)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp good quality hot curry powder
  • Fresh coriander for garnish (optional)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C
  2. Trim and rinse the leeks, cut into 1 inch rounds
  3. Peel sweet potatoes, and cut into 1 inch small chunks
  4. Toss with olive oil, and roast in the oven until tender and starting to brown, about 25 minutes
  5. While the veg is roasting, pour the coconut milk into a saucepan, and gently heat to a simmer
  6. Grate in the garlic and curry powder, reduce the heat and let it quietly bubble until the veg is done
  7. Remove the sweet potatoes and leeks from the oven, and spoon into the coconut mixture
  8. Serve immediately!

 

6 comments

  1. Laura says:

    I bought the ingredients this week! Coconut milk is so expensive in supermarkets so I will be exploring China Town to get some on the cheap at lunch one day 🙂

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