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Thursday, 22 March 2012
SWEET POTATO SURPRISE
sweet potato surprise
This recipe is dedicated to a friend of mine with whom no conversation is complete without the mention of Japan. So one fine day I decided to give it a go. On my visit to Japan I had the opportunity to eat a beautiful, delicious dessert made from Sweet Potato. I decided to spice it up instead and have created this recipe using beautiful, slim Japanese Sweet Potatoes, sweet redchili sauce, white wine vinegar and sesame seeds and of course Wasabi. It can be eaten as a side dish along with some Japanese style eggplant and noodles.
.Slice the sweet potatoes thinly as shown in the picture.
.Mix together all the ingredients for marinade 1 and marinate half the
sweetpotato slices in it for 15 minutes.
.Mix together all the ingredients for marinade 2 and marinate the remaining
half of the sweetpotato slices in it for 15 minutes.
.Heat a griddle pan and add 1tsp. sesame oil.
.Add the sweetpotato (sweetchili sauce mix) into the pan and cook them
on a low to medium heat till lightly coloured.
.Flip the slices and cook till lightly coloured and cooked.
.Remove and set aside.
.Repeat with the sweetpotato marinated in wasabi until cooked.
.Add the remaining 2 Tbsp. wasabi paste and mix well till all slices are well coated with the paste.
.Cook for 1 more minute.
How to proceed:
.Toss together the two sweetpotato preparations and garnish with the chopped chives.
.Serve as a starter or a side dish.
.This can be served individually but when served together adds an element of surprise.
*Chives flavoured sesame seed oil can be used instead of plain sesame seed oil.