It’s been a while since I’ve shared a curry recipe and if you ask me, a while is much too long to go without curry! This curried squash and cabbage pork stew is thicker and less creamy than some of the other regular curry recipes I’ve made, but it’s totally delicious. The pork stew meat is perfectly tender and adds a heartiness to the dish, along with the butternut squash and cabbage. And, naturally, the curry flavors taste phenomenal!
I think this dish is best eaten as is, but it would also pair well with spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice. Eat it as you like!
Curried Squash and Cabbage Pork Stew
- 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 large red onion, sliced into half moons
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb pork stew meat
- 1/2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 large head green cabbage, chopped
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk, plus a little more if needed or desired
- 1 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup chicken broth, preferably homemade
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and saute a few minutes, until onion is softened. Remove from heat and place in the bottom of your slow cooker. Then, add the butternut squash cubes.
- In the same pan you cooked the onion, add the stew meat and season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Brown on all sides over medium heat, about 6-7 minutes total. Then, remove from heat and add to the slow cooker.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, curry paste, curry powder, coconut aminos and paprika. Once smooth, add to the slow cooker and stir. Then, add the broth and stir again.
- Place the chopped cabbage on top and stir slightly. Don’t worry about getting all the cabbage mixed through though, as it will soften with cooking.
- Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5. Serve with a garnish of fresh cilantro, if desired.
Yields: ~3 servings