Thursday, January 01, 2009

Stuffed Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes Mash
(peeping out behind the salmon)

Serves 2
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

1 large sweet potatoes, cut in half
1 large sprig thyme (or ½ tsp dried thyme leaves)
Salt & pepper to taste
Splash of maple syrup
Pat of butter

1. Cut the sweet potato in half, lengthwise and place the thyme sprig (or dried thyme) between the 2 halves. Wrap in paper towel and microwave until soft. How much time will depend on the sweet potato and your microwave oven. Check after 5 minutes, and if still not soft, flip the sweet potato over and continue to microwave at 1 minute intervals until done.

2. Scoop the sweet potato out of the skin and into a bowl, discard the thyme sprigs, but not the potato skin. Add some butter, salt & pepper to taste and just a tiny splash of maple syrup. Mash well and refill the sweet potato skins.

3. If you’re roasting fish, chicken or meat, pop the sweet potatoes in the oven for the last 5 minutes. If not, just pop back in the microwave for 40 seconds or so, to reheat.

I served this one with Spice Rubbed Roasted Salmon....delicious combo.

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