Nina Compton loves sweet potatoes, and jerk spice complement them nicely because the potatoes are sweet, starchy, and creamy. “The dish is familiar, but still a bit different; a great addition to a holiday table,” she says.
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, melted
3 large sweet potatoes,
peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make jerk seasoning by mixing together all ingredients except potatoes. Toss sweet potatoes in spice mixture and place in roasting pan.
- Roast in oven for 20 minutes or until tender, turning potatoes every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking and even caramelization. Remove from oven and serve warm.
“I love sweet potatoes, and jerk spice makes a good complement because the potatoes are really sweet and starchy and creamy. The dish is familiar, but still a bit different; a great addition to a holiday table.”
-Nina Compton of Compère Lapin
- From chef Nina Compton of Compère Lapin, New Orleans, Louisiana