The theme for this week forI Heart Cooking Clubs is Easy Entertaining (Hosting made simple -- dishes perfect for serving to guests but easy to prepare!). The recipe I chose for this week was Red Curry Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and it can be found on page 158 in Donna Hay's Simple Dinners cookbook.
The ingredient list: sweet potatoes, Thai red curry paste, coconut cream, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper.
I'm always looking for new and interesting side dishes to serve with the main course. It doesn't get any easier than this recipe, absolutely perfect for preparation ease, simple to bake, easy to serve to guests, and very little clean up (toss away the foil used to line the baking pan).
Wash and slice the sweet potatoes in half, cross-hatch with your knife, mix coconut cream and curry paste to spread on top, drizzle on a little oil, place in the oven and bake. The sweet potatoes take on a little extra flavor with the curry and coconut cream that heightens and compliments the sweet potato flavor. These were delicious, soft, buttery (without the butter), and lovely in taste and texture, a little kick from the curry but nothing wild. Mark said he would happily eat sweet potatoes prepared this way once a week...Donna Hay does it again.
Really, for the recipe, just buy the book, I've made nine recipes from it so far, and each one worthy of the purchase price. Please visit the I Heart Cooking Clubs site to see what the others made, you just click on their photo entry and it links you to their post/recipe.