Super easy and delicious – Matt Preston makes cooking wholesome and delicious food easy.
Published by Plum
Photography by Mark Roper
“Lawd luv a tray bake. Less washing up and loads of crusty burnished bits around the edges to pick at as a cook’s treat.” p202
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 onion, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
70 g (¼ cup) crunchy peanut butter
½ bunch coriander, leaves picked, stalks and roots cleaned and finely chopped
400 ml can coconut cream
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
juice of 1 lime and 4 kaffir lime leaves
2 tablespoons coarsely grated palm sugar
1.2 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into 5 cm pieces
3 large coliban potatoes, peeled and quartered lengthways
80 g (½ cup) salted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons coconut flakes, toasted
steamed rice, to serve
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Heat the coconut oil in a flameproof roasting tin over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2– 3 minutes or until softened. Add the curry paste, peanut butter and coriander stalk and root and cook for 1 minute or until aromatic.
Stir in the coconut cream, soy sauce or tamari, half the lime juice, the kaffir lime leaves and sugar until well combined and bubbling.
Remove the tin from the heat. Add the pumpkin and potato and carefully toss until well coated. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender and starting to char around the edges. Squeeze over the remaining lime juice, top with the peanuts, toasted coconut flakes and coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice.