String Beans and Squash Stew

The String Beans and Squash Stew Recipe one-pot meal of string beans, squash, pork, and prawns, the coconut milk adds richness and flavour.

Serve: 6

1 onion, chopped
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 green chile pepper, halved lengthwise
1 (1 pound) calabash gourd, peeled and cut into cubes
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups light coconut milk
2 tablespoons shrimp paste
1/2 pound pork, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 pound peeled and deveined prawns

Whisk the light coconut milk and shrimp paste together in a bowl.

Pour into a large pot with the onion, ginger, and pork; bring the mixture to a boil for 5 minutes. Add the prawns; reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook another 2 minutes.

Add the green beans, calabash, and green chile pepper; cover again and continue cooking until the mixture is nearly dry, about 10 minutes.

Stir the thick coconut milk into the mixture and continue cooking until nearly all the moisture is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

String Beans and Squash Stew
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