Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tasty TuesdaySpicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

This recipe comes to us from our very own Exotic Erotic Expert, Leslie! I haven't tried it yet, but it looks to be pretty tasty!

Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew (makes 4 servings)
· Spice paste (recipe follows)
· 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
· 2 cups of vegetable broth or water
· 1 can (16 oz) plum tomatoes, undrained, chopped
· 1 can (16 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drain and rinsed
· 1 ½ cups sliced fresh okra or 1 package (10 oz) frozen cut okra, thawed
· Yellow Couscous rice (recipe follows)
· Hot pepper sauce
· Fresh cilantro (optional)
· Prepare Spice Paste
· Combine sweet potatoes, broth, tomatoes with juice, chickpeas, okra and Spice Paste in large saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
· Meanwhile, prepare yellow couscous.
· Serve stew with couscous and hot pepper sauce. Garnish with cilantro if desire.
Spice Paste
· 6 cloves garlic, peeled
· 1 teaspoon coarse salt
· 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
· 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds
· 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
· ½ teaspoon ground ginger
· ½ teaspoon ground allspice
· 1 tablespoon of olive oil
· Process garlic and salt in blender or small food processor until garlic is finely chopped. Add remaining seasonings. Process 15 seconds. While blender is running, pour oil through cover opening; process until mixture forms paste.
Yellow Couscous
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· 5 green onions, sliced
· 1 2/3 cups water
· 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads or ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
· ¼ teaspoon salt
· 1 cup of precooked couscous (precooked semolina)
· Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onions; cook and stir 4 minutes. Add water, saffron, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
Enjoy :)


  1. I love when they show pictures with recipes because then I know how they are supposed to turn out.
    I really want to "make" him. Thanks
    for sharing.

  2. That stew sounds delicious. I'm adding it to the list of recipes I have to try. XD

    And that hunk + those undies= Yummy.

  3. Wow, cute dude! Great recipe! What else could a person want?!?

    I agree with Mary G, I like pictures with my recipes too!

  4. ooohhh - that washboard makes my fingers tingle!

    leslie, i that recipe does sound good. now if i can just get past my sweet potato aversion...lol

  5. I agree This hot Dish in the Black Calvin Kleins looks good and Spicy and worth trying on for Size. I mean try to make it. I was distracted by the Chief in the Left sidebar. The recipe sounds Exotic Leslie. And this cutie looks Exotic too. I'm off your a visit with my folks. Catch you all tomorrow afternoon.

  6. LOL! I picked him because he was one of those Exotic types that Leslie is an expert in, Mary G, but wouldn't it be cool if you really COULD make him????? We'd never leave the kitchen!

  7. Wow, exotic and spicy-what a combination! And I think we all agree that yes, a picture with the recipe is always good. As MaryG says, we do want to know what it's supposed to like in the end!

    Loving underwear week so far!

  8. Back to work tonight! Keep the stew cooking while I'm gone!

  9. Yum! Yum! Yum! Cheryl I just knew you would pick a totally exotic hunk to go along with the recipe. I was going to tell you all the secret ingredient to making this dish “Extra Hot” but you all figured it out before I got here. It’s always the hunk what completes the recipe and this one looks rather delicious, sweet and spicy just like the recipe itself ;)