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Sweet potato & coconut milk gratin

Holy cow, has it been almost a year since I've posted last?! Well, I'm back and I'm going to slide this post in just before I hit the 1-year-without-posting mark. I've even brought with me a little design refresh. I'm still tweaking the look and layout but I'm going for a cleaner design to the blog. Hope you like it.​

This is actually the second time I've made sweet potato and coconut milk gratin. It's pretty simple. Not counting salt & pepper, it's just two ingredients – sweet potatoes and coconut milk. Both ingredients have a lot to offer in the flavor department so even though it's short on ingredients, it brings a lot of flavor. I served this with marinated flat iron steak and sautéed kale. ​

Sweet potato & coconut milk gratin

Moroccan braised beef and sweet potatoes

I suppose I could also call this a beef and sweet potato tagine, but is it a tagine if it's not prepared in the cooking vessel that also goes by the name of tagine? This reminds me of the whole paella discussion. In any case, it's a braised beef stew, not unlike good ol' American beef stew or the French stalwort, boeuf bourguignon, except this version is more heavily spiced with aromatic, sweet and earthy spices. It's quite delicious and great change of pace from the usual braised-beef-in-red-wine flavor.

Moroccan braised beef and sweet potatoes