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Saturday, December 29, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday for December 28
This week's theme is Side Dishes. Here is one of the side dishes I made for Christmas dinner. It was a new recipe for us, and it is really delicious. It will become a standard menu item for special meals, I think.
GINGER-GLAZED SWEET POTATOES
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 Tblsp. olive oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 Tblsp. chopped crystallized ginger 3 Tblsp. apricot jam 1 Tblsp. butter 1/2 tsp. salt
Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a gallon-size zip-top bag with the olive oil. Seal bag and shake well to coat potatoes with oil. Empty the bag into a foil or parchment-lined 15x10-inch baking pan. Roast at 450º for 30 minutes, stirring twice during that time.
In a microwave safe bowl or liquid measure, combine remaining ingredients. Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour over sweet potatoes; toss to coat with glaze. Bake 10 minutes longer.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.