Here is a quick and easy way to spice up some sweet potatoes. It is quite tasty as well. The coriander brings out unique zesty hints and the the full, subtle touch of the coconut balances out the salts, sugars and spices, giving it a unique, full bodied flavor.
Step 1: Pick Your Sweet Potatoes
Pick your finest and freshest ingredients you can come across for this basic recipe. I choose organic sweet potatoes.
Step 2: Other Ingredients
Gather these few other necessary ingredients. Salts, Fats and Sugars are what we crave. This dish has all of them and each one has many healthy characteristics, so feel free to eat as much of it as you want. From left to right is Himalayan Sea Salt. I use stone ground fine ground Himalayan sea salt. Than comes coriander.You can find this spice at most grocery stores, or possibly in bulk at your local health food store. Then comes the coconut!!! I like to use both the vinegar and the oil. The vinegar may be hard to find, so if you like that extra subtle sour taste, lemon/ lime juice or apple cider vinegar can do the job. Choose the best coconut oil you can find. I like Nutiva's brand and also I like a lot of it so I get it by the gallon from Earth Shift online store.
Step 3: Prep
Rinse off your potatoes and chop them however you please. When I'm not baking them in the oven, I like them either chopped thin into disks, or into cubes. Be creative. Build sweet potato pyramids while you wait for your pan to heat up. Add enough coconut oil to the pan, so that all of the chunks can share the wealth. I start off with around a tsp to a tbsp. Heat a large fry pan to medium heat and add the oil.
Step 4: Cooking
When the oil has melted and the pan has warmed, add your chunks. Stir them and toss them around so that the oil is well incorporated. Cover and turn heat down to a lower setting. After about five minutes or so, check them. You may need to add more oil if they are drying out.
Step 5: Spice It Up
Now comes the fun part. This is where you turn an ordinary sweet potato into a scrumptious sweet potato. Sprinkle some coriander and sea salt to taste. Don't be shy with the spices. Mix and toss it around with your spatula. Cover and wait an additional ten minutes or so. Keep testing them temporarily. You know they are done when they can be pierced easily with a fork.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy
This is the best part of all. Plate it and add your final flavors if you please. Add some hints of coconut vinegar or other sour flavors and let's say you've just finished a workout. Add some extra sugars to taste, though this is not necessary. I love the taste of the organic agave. Now add it to your meal. This dinner for me was coriander sweet potato, sauteed tempeh with avocado and homemade beet sauerkraut. Enjoy!
More recipes to come. I make all of my own food and enjoy experiencing around and creating different unique and tasty food recipes from juicies and smoothies to hummus and other dips and raw energy chunks and desserts.