These have to be made the night before. I tried to make these last week without marinading them over night. They tasted like nothing. If you want to make this, plan ahead.
I love love love love love (did I mention love) sweet potatoes. I will eat them just boiled, without any seasoning. But this recipe is definitely better than a simple boiled sweet potato. Though that is still excellent, in my opinion.
Sweet Potatoes with Spicy-Sweet Marinade
Serves 2-6, depending on how many other side dishes you will have
For the Marinade
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 tsp orange zest
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
3 cloves, ground
And 4 small sweet potatoes, diced
1. Boil the sweet potatoes until just cooked, for about 7 minutes. Drain them and pat them dry.
2. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and toss the sweet potatoes with the marinade.
3. SOAK OVERNIGHT. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Saute the marinaded sweet potatoes until browned. Enjoy!
Seriously, this is one of the best sweet potato recipes ever. My sister, who does not really like sweet potatoes, loved. It is so holiday-esque, with a twist, of course. No holiday recipe is exciting unless you mess with the traditional version just a bit. Or completely trash the traditional aspect and make something amazing. In this case, I kept the traditional spices, but I added some acidity and heat and totally nixed the marshmallows. I mean marshmallows? Really? Sounds disgusting in my opinion. Too sweet. But to each her own.
The marinade. Looks disgusting, but it is so so so good. Trust me.