Turkey Vatapa

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Cooking Light. Vatapa is a Brazilian stew.

Top Review by Luv2Garden

This is awesome! I tweaked it up a bit by 1/2 cup of onions, more ginger (I think about double), 3 jalapenos(seeded), the juice of 1 lime, 1 cup of coconut milk, and a few extra peanuts! I also made some noodles with this and it was a good compliment. This has a nice mild and spicy flavor, and smells wonderful. Can't wait to have leftover turkey again, but would be good with chicken too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over med-high heat; add in onion and garlic; stir/saute 2 minutes.
  2. Add in ginger and jalapeno; stir/saute 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in water, tomatoes, and beer; bring to a boil; cover and decrease heat; simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Add peanuts to a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground.
  5. Add ground peanuts, turkey, and coconut milk to pan, stir to combine.
  6. Increase heat to medium; bring mixture to a simmer; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Stir in parsley and next 4 ingredients; garnish with cilantro sprigs.

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