Harissa Sweet Potato Tagine ~ A Glimpse of Autumn
Having decided to embrace the change of seasons, Sister Madly has taken a moment out of her not-so-busy schedule to give you a glimpse of autumn in her neck of the cosmos:
The Golds in all their glory!
Resting gently on the sidewalk!
Stealing your favorite parking space!
And the Reds, majestic in their splendor!
Falling in the orchards!
Dancing across the pavement!
And the Oranges, ablaze in their… hm.
Once again… The Oranges, awaiting your kamikaze dive!
Assembled and ready for festive disembowelment!
Yes, the Oranges!
The ORANGES that hunt you!
The ORANGES that haunt you!
The Oranges that seek to consume your very soul!
… and the ones that bring you back to your childhood.
So put on your best furry socks…
… turn out all the lights…
… and hit ‘PLAY’…
… because it is far better to be haunted by a pumpkin than to be devoured by the Great Old One…
Yes, welcome to the Madliverse. Cheetos should be here by noon.
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HARISSA SWEET POTATO TAGINE
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, cubed
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 can coconut milk
- 4-6 chicken thighs, cubed (opt)
- 2-3 carrots, sliced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup peas
- other veggies as desired (cauliflower, butternut squash, etc)
- 3-5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 inch ginger root, grated – OR – 2 tsp powder
- 2 Tbsp Harissa sauce
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Combine sweet potatoes, broth, and coconut milk in a large pot
Bring to a gentle boil and cover
Cook until the sweet potato is easily pierced with a fork, 10-15 minutes
Puree w/immersion blender or food processor until desired smoothness
Add chicken, veggies and spices to sauce and mix thoroughly
Add broth if necessary/desired
Bring to boil
Reduce to a simmer and cover
* STIR FREQUENTLY * to prevent burning, especially if using cast iron or other nonstick pan
Cook until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through, 25 min or so.
THEME SONG: Autumn Leaves, Coldcut