Squash Curry



Got gout?  Here’s something you can eat that won’t do you harm.  It’s a Squash Curry that we normally would prepare with pork and/or shrimps.  It’s just as tasty without the meat and quite healthy.  Turmeric is a main ingredient in curry powder and is widely known to be good for gout.  I didn’t use any fish sauce here, but you can if you want to.

Coconut milk gives it a good boost of flavor.  The fact that coconut also has its own oils will make this dish rich without being unhealthy.  Contrary to what some sectors have been touting for years, coconut oil is not bad for your health.  It’s what you put in with it that can kill you.

Squash Curry

2 tbsps. olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, chopped

about 1 x 1 in. piece ginger, sliced

about 2 tbsps.  yellow curry powder

1 tbsp. fish sauce (optional)

1 can cocounut milk

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut in 1×1 in. pieces

salt and pepper to taste

chopped parsley

Heat oil in a wok over medium heat.  Add onions and curry powder and cook slowly about 10 minutes.  Add garlic and ginger and cook another 20 minutes.  Season with salt or a tablespoon of fish sauce.

Now add coconut milk and squash.  Bring to a boil and lower heat.  Simmer till the squash is tender.  This will take from 5-10 minutes depending on the squash.  Season to taste and add chopped parsley before turning off the heat.

Serve over steamed jasmine rice.


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