Curried Pot Pies

Coconut butter is a versatile cooking fat that both holds up in sautes and adds an incredible depth of flavor to the base of this dish. Chopped Basket Ingredient: coconut butter

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 1 large onion, 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded if desired, finely diced
  • One 2-inch knob ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • One 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 limes
  • 7 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1/2 block)
  • 1 medium zucchini, 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F with a rack set on the middle shelf.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the coconut butter in a large straight-sided skillet over medium to medium-high heat. It might brown a little, but that's okay. Add the onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until slightly softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno and ginger and cook until softened and the onions have started to brown slightly, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. If the onion mixture begins to stick to the skillet, add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to release the brown bits. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss the panko with the remaining coconut butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Zest and juice 1 lime. Gently stir in the lime zest and juice, the tofu and zucchini to the curry. Season with salt if needed.

Evenly divide the curry into six 8-ounce ovenproof ramekins. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs on top of each ramekin. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake until the breadcrumbs are light golden brown and the curry is bubbling, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the curry sit for 5 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Cut the remaining lime into wedges and serve alongside the curry pot pies.


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