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Coconut & Cashew Curried Roasted Vegetables

For 4 servings:

1 medium-large kumaraSimon's Coconut and Cashew Curried Roasted Veg - Web
2 medium carrots, cut in chunks
1 red pepper, cored and cut in chunks
1 yellow pepper, cored and cut in chunks
1 red onion, cut in wedges
1 small eggplant, cut in 2-3cm chunks
3 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp red curry paste
½ cup Alison’s Pantry Roasted Cashews, roughly chopped
400ml cup light coconut cream
50-100g fine egg or rice noodles, cooked
1-2 Tbsp light soy sauce (or fish sauce if not cooking for vegetarians)
Juice 1 lemon or lime
Large handful snow peas
2-3 Tbsp coriander leaf, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180-200°C.
Peel the kumara and cut it into 2-3cm chunks. Cut the next five vegetables into similar sized pieces, then place in a roasting pan (line with non-stick baking paper for easy clean up). Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil then season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Place them in the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown.
When the vegetables are cooked, heat the remaining oil in a large pot or wok. Add the red curry paste and stir fry for about a minute. Add half of roughly chopped roasted cashew nuts and the coconut cream, then stir to combine. Add the roasted vegetables and simmer for about five minutes.
Stir in the cooked noodles (and ½ -1 hot water cup water if the mixture looks dry), soy or fish sauce and lemon or lime juice. Check and adjust the seasonings if required. Stir in the snow peas and simmer for one to two minutes longer.

Serve in bowls garnished with the remaining chopped cashews and the chopped coriander leaf.

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Satay Sauce

Brush a little of this delicious sauce on chicken or lamb kebabs (or chops) before you grill or barbecue them. Serve the rest so diners can help themselves to more!Satay Sauce - Web

For 4 Servings:

½ cup Alison’s Pantry Roasted Peanuts
4 pieces Alison’s Pantry Crystallised Ginger
1 Tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp ground coriander seed (optional)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce
3-4drops Tabasco sauce
About 1 cup water


Using a food processor or blender, chop the first five ingredients together very finely, then add the liquids and process again. Cook the resulting mixture in a small pot or pan, until the sauce has boiled or 2 minutes. Thin with more water, boiling after each addition, until consistency of thin gravy. Sauce will thicken a little on standing. Use as suggested above.

Note: Leftover sauce thickens on standing and makes a good dip for raw vegetables.

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