Normally when I see a recipe I am just drooling over it takes me months, even years, to finally get around to making it. Then when I finally make it months later I eventually get around to posting it on Lemon & Mocha. Not this time, my friends!
I saw this glorious Thai stuffed sweet potato one week, made it the next week then made it again to photograph the week after. Now here it is on Lemon & Mocha. Unbelievable!
The reasons I made it so fast are the same two reasons you should make it this week: 1. The minute I saw it my peanut sauce loving self was instantly obsessed with the idea and I knew I had to have it and, 2. Reading the recipe I couldn’t believe how easy it was.
A third reason was also that I’m always looking for healthy vegetarian meals since Matt and I try to go meatless a couple nights a week. The flavor of the creamy sweet potato with the tender broccoli, crisp scallions and sweet edamame smothered in this peanut sauce is divine. It was so divine in fact that I ate it three nights in a row!
So get adventurous with your dinner this week and make this Thai stuffed sweet potato.
- 4-6 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets and steamed
- 1 cup cooked edamame beans
- 3 scallions, chopped
- ½ cup chopped peanuts
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½” piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 ½ teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce the potatoes 4-6 times with a fork and place on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a fork easily pierces the potato.
- Let the potatoes cool slightly before handling then cut a slit in the top of each one. Stuff with the broccoli and edamame then drizzle generously with the peanut sauce. Garnish with the chopped scallions and peanuts. Serve hot.
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender or small food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. If you would prefer a thicker consistency add more peanut butter then remix. If you would prefer a thinner consistency add more coconut milk then remix.
Recipe from Shared Appetite.