BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH WEST AFRICAN-STYLE PEANUT SAUCE

 

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Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Pierce potatoes with a fork, and bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool potatoes slightly.
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion, ginger, and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add cumin, coriander, and pepper; cook 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup water and next 4 ingredients (through salt), stirring until smooth; bring to a simmer. Cook 2 minutes or until thick.
  • Split potatoes lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Spoon about 1/4 cup sauce into each potato. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon cilantro.

Notes

These are really, really tasty!

Categories: Dinner  Side Dish  Vegetable 

Author Credit: Cooking Light

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