Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Cooking Light. Vatapa is a Brazilian stew.
- 1 teaspoon peanut oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon finely chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 cup water
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (12 ounce) can light beer
- 1⁄4 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
- 3 cups chopped skinned cooked turkey
- 1⁄2 cup light coconut milk
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped parsley
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- fresh cilantro stem
- Heat oil in a large pot over med-high heat; add in onion and garlic; stir/saute 2 minutes.
- Add in ginger and jalapeno; stir/saute 30 seconds.
- Stir in water, tomatoes, and beer; bring to a boil; cover and decrease heat; simmer 20 minutes.
- Add peanuts to a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground.
- Add ground peanuts, turkey, and coconut milk to pan, stir to combine.
- Increase heat to medium; bring mixture to a simmer; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Stir in parsley and next 4 ingredients; garnish with cilantro sprigs.
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.