SLOW COOKED – ALYSON GOFTON
Good food cooked with love for the whole family.
Dust off your slow cooker! This new book from Alyson Gofton will have you running to the kitchen! It’s packed from cover-to-cover with an amazing selection of delicious, hearty meals that will satisfy the hungriest members of your family. From Rich Pinot Chicken with Mushrooms to Moussaka Lamb Braise or Pork Chops in Pizza Sauce, these recipes are winners. Filling soups and satisfying puddings are also featured.
Potato and Roasted Peanut Hot Pot
|1 kilogram waxy potatoes, washed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
1 red capsicum
1 green capsicum
1 1/2 cups blanched peanuts, roasted and finely chopped
2 long green chillies, sliced,
deseeded if wished
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup korma curry paste
400-millilitre can coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon grated palm sugar
or brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
200 grams green beans or
1 small head broccoli
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and
|This recipe is based on one of Indonesia’s most well-known dishes gado. It’s a meal prepared from cooked vegetables served with a spicy peanut sauce and it’s delicious. Take the ingredients and cook them slowly into a hearty vegetable dish, packed with plenty of flavour. For an authentic touch, serve piles of krupuk or prawn crackers on the side.|
Serves: 6 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: low 5-6 hours, high 3-4 hours, plus extra 30 minutes
Turn the slow cooker on to low to pre-warm while gathering and the ingredients.
Peel the potatoes if wished and cut into large chunks. Cut the capsicums into large 3cm pieces.
Into the pre-warmed slow cooker put the potato, capsicum, peanuts, chillies, ginger and garlic.
In a jug, stir together the curry paste, coconut milk, water, sugar and salt and pour into the slow cooker. Stir to mix evenly and cover with the lid.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until all vegetables are tender.
Top and tail the beans and cut in half or cut the broccoli into florets and stir into the slow cooker. Cover with the lid and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes. Alternatively, blanch the vegetables and add to the slow cooker; there will be no requirement for extra cooking time.
If you prefer a thinner sauce, stir in extra hot water.
Stir in the eggs and coriander and season with extra salt if required. Serve in bowls.
* Cut half a cauliflower into florets and add to the hot pot with the beans or broccoli.
* Add 2 peeled and sliced carrots with the potatoes and an additional ½ cup water.
* Place a handful of bean sprouts in the base of every bowl before ladling in the vegetables and sauce.