Make Your Own.... Sesame Soy Glazed Sweet Potato

Glazed sweet potatoes are delicious as a warming winter side to an Asian inspired meal or as an interesting twist to the classic roast vegetable.
Try them in salads for a warm tasty touch, eaten cold at picnics or as a simple snack.

800g (3 medium) sweet potato, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons sweet plum sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced) and 2 baking trays with foil. Cut sweet potato into 8 length ways.
In a large bowl toss together the sweet potato and oil. Season and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the plum and soy sauce and fold through the chilli.
After 10 minutes take the sweet potato out of the oven and brush with the marinade. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for another 15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is crisp and golden.

Serves 4


Nat said...

this looks delicious..just discovered your blog, you have a prolific recipe list. Really great. I discovered your site by searching roast beetroot recipes, yep, I am officially behind the times. Anyway, the beetroot I have is one big one? Stephanie A. notes in KG Companion that beetroots are 1 of the few veg that don't dissipate in flavour as they increase in size. Can I apply the same principles of roasting small beets to bigger ones? Nat

Jessica said...

Hi Nat,
Firstly thank you for your kind words... I hope you have a great time looking through my recipes.

Yes Stephanie A ( a personal food hero) is correct that the flavour remains the same. However the texture of largfe beetroots can sometime be a little tough!

Cooking wise - you can cook them the same way. I would suggest cutting your beetroot into quarters for an even texture and cooking time.

If you have anymore questions do not hesitate to email me personally.

Happy cooking!



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