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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 18, 2021: Yes, root vegetables can be jerked says Chef Nina Compton in Consumer 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

Bon Appetite

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