This was my first time planting Seim in my Canadian garden so as you can imagine I was very excited to not only make an awesome dish with it, but also share it with you all. While I did share a curry Seim recipe back in 2010 (I think), you’ll find subtle differences with this one.
1 1/2 lbs Seim beans
1/2 medium onion (diced)
1/4 habanero pepper (sliced thin)
1 1/2 tablespoon Curry Powder
2 tablespoon veg oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 large cloves garlic (sliced or crushed)
1 pimento pepper (aka seasoning pepper)
1 teaspoon Caribbean Green seasoning
2 tablespoon coconut cream
3/4 cup water
4 medium potatoes (cut into pieces)
Important! If doing this recipe gluten free make sure you go though the entire list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs. Especially the curry powder you use, as some can contain flour as a filler in some cases.
We’ve got to prep the Seim. Wash and drain them, then remove the outer rib with a pairing knife (watch the video below). After-which, cut each Seim into 1/2 (or smaller if you wish). Prep the other ingredients.
Heat the oil (you may also use coconut oil if you prefer) on a low heat, in a wide and somewhat deep pan. Then add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then add the curry powder – stir! Maintain a low heat to bloom the spices which makes up the curry powder – it will go darker and clump. Cook for 3-4 minutes to cook off the rawness of the curry.
It’s now time to turn up the heat to med/high and add the prepped Seim. Stir well. We want to degalze the bottom of the pot and pick up all that curry goodness.
Now add the onion, habanero (any hot pepper you like), pimento pepper (optional as they’re almost impossible to find outside the southern Caribbean), black pepper, salt, Caribbean Green seasoning and coconut cream (use less water if using coconut milk – 1/2 cup coconut milk if that’s the case). Then go in with the water and stir well.
Add the potato pieces and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer, place the lid on and let it cook until tender and the water is burned off.
25 minutes later you will have everything tender, moisture gone and your kitchen will have the lovely aroma of a good vegan curry. Add the chopped tomato, stir and take off the heat. You’re done. Allow the residual heat to finish cooking the tomato.
Remember to taste for salt and don’t forget the golden rule – wash your hands with soap and water immediately after handling such hot peppers as Habanero. A tasty vegetarian curry that’s very unique in flavor from the Seim and it goes well with HOT Sada or Buss Up Shut roti.