28 Jan. 2011 Malaysian Tropical Curry with Lemongrass and Shallots

Adapted from “Malaysian Tropical Curry with Lemongrass and Shallots“. Vegetarian Times. (July 2009). p 38.  Downloaded from the web on Feb. 10, 2010.

My Comments: Is there anything better than fresh pineapple? I don’t think so. This week when I originally purchased the supplies for this meal, I bought the pineapple and promptly ate it for dessert — which meant this meal got put off until I could negotiate the snowdrifts (yet another 10 inch storm 2 days ago – uncle!) and return to my local food market.  I used flash-frozen mango for this recipe – I think if the mangoes are ripe, I’d prefer fresh, however finding perfectly ripe fruit is often a challenge here in New England. On the other hand, Lemongrass is fairly common in this area due to the many Southeast Asian families (and cooks) living here.

Ingredients

1 TBSP vegetable oil
4 shallots, peeled and chopped (1 cup)
3 stalks lemongrass, minced (1/3 cup)
1 TBSP cumin seeds, lightly crushed
2 cups diced jicama
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced (1 cup)
1 cup diced (fresh) papaya
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
3 TBSP low-sodium soy sauce
1 TBSP lime juice
1 TBSP agave or honey
2 tsp chile-garlic sauce
1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Malaysian Curry

Copyright © 2011. Adrien Bisson.

Method

1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.

2. Add shallots, lemongrass, and cumin. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

3. Add jicama and bell pepper. Stir fry for 3 minutes.

4. Stir in papaya, pineapple, soy sauce, lemon juice, agave nectar (or honey), and chile garlic sauce. Stir fry 1 minute.

5. Garnish with cilantro.

Serves 4. Weight Watcher points: 4 points.

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About amybisson

I taught second, third and fourth graders. Teaching was my passion and joy for 30 years. And it didn't hurt that they called me "mom" sometimes. View all posts by amybisson

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