Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Molasses | GRF, VV
FALL. IS. HERE. I am extremely happy about it. Time for all our warm seasonal favorites to come back into the culinary spotlight. I eat sweet potatoes year round, but they tend to be a beloved holiday side dish. So, with Thanksgiving coming up I thought it seemed appropriate to give this lil tuber some attention. I wanted to switch things up this year and dress the classic mashed sweet potato up a bit. I’ve added a swirl of garlic maple tahini sauce, a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and some fresh pom seeds to garnish. It is sweet, nutty, deliciousness. Maybe a dish for your more adventurous side of the family. I hope you love it like it love it.
What I use (Serves about 5)
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup garlic maple tahini sauce
- 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- 1 small pomegranate or 1/3 cup seeds
What I do
- Peel and dice your sweet potato into equal chunks. Place in a pot of cold, salted water and bring to a boil. Let it cook for about 15 minutes of until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
- Drain and mash. You have a few mashing options depending on what equipment you have and what your preference is re: consistency. I like very silky soft mashed potatoes so I use a potato ricer (good investment if you are a mash lover). You could also put in a food processor with a splash of water. Or just mash with a hand masher for a more rustic mash.
- Salt your sweets till they taste good (probably about 1-2 tsp)
- When the sweets are still warm, add the tahini and fold in. It is visually appealing to still see some tahini throughout so don’t feel like you need to over mix it. Transfer to your serving platter and drizzle the pomegranate molasses on top. Finish with some fresh pom seeds, a sprinkle of salt and voila!
*Trick: for removing the seeds from the pomegranate, slice in half (sideways, not top to bottom), flip seed side down into the palm of your hand with a bowl below. Take a big wooden spoon and wack away. The seeds will fall right out into the bowl. This is the quickest way I have found to do this tedious task.