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Southeast Asian Butternut Squash Curry Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kelsey Montgomery

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1 ˝ lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ˝ -Inch pieces
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
1. medium onion, thinly sliced
1 (14-oz) can unsweetened full fat coconut milk (do not stir, let can settle), divided
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp Thai Kitchen red curry paste
1/3 cup water
1 (2 to 3-inch) cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
5 oz baby spinach (5 cups packed)
1 Tbsp Asian fish sauce, Or to taste
1/4 cup salted roasted cashews, chopped
- lime wedges
SERVE with jasmine rice

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat Tbsp oil in a 12-inch heavy Skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers.
2. Sauté squash with cumin and 1/4 tsp salt until beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
3. Add remaining 2 tsp oil to skillet and cook onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
4. Add 1/4 cup coconut milk from top of can and cook, stirring, until fat starts to separate and look glossy, about 2 minutes.
5. Add curry paste and cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
6.Add squash, water, cinnamon, cloves, and remaining coconut milk and simmer, covered, until squash is tender, about 8 minutes.
7. Stir in spinach and cook, covered, until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in fish sauce. Sprinkle with cashews.
SERVE with jasmine rice

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When I was a vegetarian this was my favorite recipe to make with my parents. Great in the autumn and winter. If you want some meat throw in some shrimp.

 

 

 

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