Gingerly mashed sweet potatoes with lime Recipe
In the winter season, we yearn for a source of grounding in our lives: foods that provide tether to the earth. And while many of you may think of unhealthy options when you think “comfort-food,” root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, can provide us with that same warm and cozy feeling we long for on cold winter days
February Recipe Contest 2014
2 lbs sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tsp sea Salt
1 Garlic clove
1 tbsp extra virgin olive Oil
1 tbsp fresh peeled, grated Ginger
1 tbsp minced shallot
1 small Thai or jalapeno chile, seeded and minced (optional)
3 tbsp earth balance or unSalted Butter
2 tbsp Maple syrup or agave nectar
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp fresh squeezed Lime juIce
sea Salt and ground pepper to taste
1. Place potatoes in large saucepan fill with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Add salt and garlic, bring water to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender (should be easily pierced by paring knife) about 8 minutes.
2. Meanwhile in small skillet, heat the oil before adding the ginger, shallot, and chile. Sauté until soft and fragrant, stirring frequently for about two minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
3.When the potatoes are done, drain (retaining a slight amount of water for mashing consistency) and return them to the pot along with the garlic. Add the cooked ginger mixture, earth balance, maple syrup, cilantro and lime juice. Mash to desired consistency. Season a little with sea salt and pepper and serve.
Eat well and enjoy.