This is a follow on from my previous blog post where I shared recipes I cooked from the cookbook Original Flava Caribbean Recipes from Home by Craig and Shaun McAnuff.
Well here is another recipe from the cookbook. The reason I made this is because of the okra. I usually buy and cook with okra fresh from a South Asian food store, but I had some in a jar that was picked up by D last year and featured in my kitchen blog post here.
It was time for it to be used, otherwise the okra jar would have languished in my kitchen cupboards passing its expiration date, and therefore a waste on my part. The okra in the jar was alright, but I definitely prefer fresh.
This Butter Bean, Swet Potato and Okra stew was good to eat and good to look at - warming colours for cold wintery days. The butteryness of the butter beans melted in the mouth, the sweet potatoes still had a bit of bit and the coconut sauce was mildly curried. The recipe was good for two days, served with rice on the first day and the second, it was eaten out of a bowl like chunky soup.
Although this is not a soup recipe, I am still sharing it with Soup Salad and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen as it was eaten like a chunky soup the following day of it being made.