Spicy sweet potato mash

    1 hour 15 min

    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.

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    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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    Awesome! Even my husband liked these and he isn't the biggest sweet potato fan. The only changes I made were to top with pecans instead of walnuts, cut the butter in half during the mashing step, and omitted the melted butter at the end. I suspected that all that butter wasn't totally necessary and I was right (at least for our tastes). Don't skip roasting the jalapeno, it gives the potatoes such a great flavor. Thanks!  -  24 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are amazing!!! I've gotten really tired of the typical sweet potato dishes that are overly sweet and mixed with brown sugar, spices, etc. It's fine for Thanksgiving, but when it comes to summer, I want something with a fresh and bright flavor. This recipe totally fits the bill! I admit, I was running short on time, so I microwaved the potatoes on high for 6 minutes. I used the juice of one small orange. I mashed everything together and that was it. Time to dig in! I didn't bother drizzling the extra butter over top and baking in the oven. I also didn't use the walnut pieces, only because I didn't have any, but I'm sure it's quite tasty! The jalapeno really mellows as it roasts, so don't be afraid of using the whole pepper. Next time I will use two! I will also double the recipe. This is a keeper!  -  31 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Super Yummy! My family isn't a huge sweet potato fan and these were a huge hit! I only had pickled jalapenos, I added a couple shallots, used frozen orange juice concentrate and less butter. They were super good and I found out from a friend that sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than other potatoes.  -  02 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)