News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 18, 2021: Yes, root vegetables can be jerked says Chef Nina Compton in Consumer Reports.org. This weekend, give jerk sweet potatoes a try thanks to Chef Nina.
3 large, sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
For Jerk Seasoning
1 tablespoon allspice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ cup butter, softened
1. Mix all of the jerk seasoning ingredients and reserve.
Preheat a toaster oven to 375° F.
Toss the sweet potatoes in the seasoning mixture and place in a roasting pan.
Roast for 20 minutes until tender, turning the potatoes every 8 minutes to ensure even cooking and that they caramelize evenly.
Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve.
*If working with a smaller toaster oven, cut the recipe in half.
Makes 4 servings