Spicy sweet potato mash

Spicy sweet potato mash


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About this recipe: Roasted chilli peppers help spice up sweet potatoes for a tasty mash. You can also use it as a potato topping for cottage or shepherd's pie. Chopped walnuts add some texture if you are using it as a side dish for roast meats.

Terri Harnish

Serves: 4 

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 whole jalapeno chilli pepper
  • 50g softened butter
  • 60ml orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 30g walnut pieces

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4 degrees C.
  2. Bake the sweet potatoes in the preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once tender, peel and place into a mixing bowl. While the potatoes are baking, place the jalapeno pepper in the oven, and bake until the skin loosens, about 20 minutes. Peel, mince and place into the bowl with the sweet potatoes. Add the softened butter, orange juice and fresh coriander; mix hard until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then transfer to a baking dish. Drizzle with the melted butter and sprinkle the walnut pieces on top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until hot in the centre, about 20 minutes.

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