Sweet Potato and Green Bean Lemak

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

To make the spice paste:

1 large echalion shallot finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp dried shrimps
5 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
½ tsp shrimp paste
2-3 tbsp water

For the Lemak:

1-2 tbsp vegetable sunflower oil
300g sweet potato, cut into bite size chunks (if using white sweet potato put into a bowl of water with lemon juice)
500ml vegetable or chicken stock
125ml thick coconut milk
400g blanched green beans cut into bite size lengths
Salt to season
2 tbsp chopped coriander to garnish

1. First make the spice paste. Either use a pestle and mortar or blender to grind all the ingredients into a smooth paste.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan and sauté the spice paste until fragrant.

3. Now add the sweet potato, stock and coconut milk.

4. Bring to the boil, then simmer until the potatoes are almost fork tender.

5. Then add the beans and continue to cook for a few more minutes until the beans are heated through.

6. Garnish with the coriander and serve with steamed rice.

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