Potato, Bacon, & Pea Curry
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, finely chopped (optional - use just olive oil instead if you are omitting the bacon)
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 2 small sweet bell peppers (or 1 regular bell pepper), thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1½ teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more if you like after you've tasted it)
  • ¾ cup of frozen peas, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon red or green curry paste
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock
Instructions
  1. First, get your potatoes ready. Peel and cube them into 1-inch pieces, then place in a pot and cover with water. Bring it to a boil, then boil for 8-10 minutes, until tender. When ready, drain the water from the potatoes and run them under cold water so that they stop cooking. Set them aside until you're ready to use them.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in your pot over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, about 5-8 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside to drain on paper towels. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pot.
  3. Add the shallot and bell pepper and saute until they are softened and beginning to caramelize over medium heat, about 8-10 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and cook until browned and softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and tomatoes, stir, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant and the tomatoes have begun to soften. Add in the combined curry powder, turmeric, ginger, coriander, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and stir. Add the cooked potatoes, the cooked peas, and the crispy bacon, if you're using it. Stir everything together and add in the curry paste and ¼ cup of vegetable stock. When most of the vegetable stock has simmered away, taste, adjust seasonings as necessary, and serve.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2011/02/25/potato-bacon-pea-curry/