Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Southwest Style

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Southwest Style  

Cook's notes: There’s nothing like a little Southwestern twist to spice up roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes! These potatoes are lightly dusted with chile powder, paprika, cumin and a touch of red pepper flakes before heading into the oven where they bake up crispy with a deep rusty-golden color. It's a great side dish to serve with hamburgers, salmon or chicken. 
recipe adapted from cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (3 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 TB. olive oil or Tuscan Herb Olive Oil  
  • 1/2 tsp. chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Toss sweet potatoes, bell pepper and onions with oil in large bowl. Spread evenly on baking sheet. 
  • Mix chile powder, paprika, cumin and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes or regular potatoes.  Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast 45 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, stirring halfway through cooking time.

National Poetry Month, which takes place each April, is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. It brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.
This poem and picture represents the romantic era perfectly. As a picture, it shows a flower which is part of nature. The poem itself speaks of how everything is connected to nature, and how everything is connected through nature.

1 comment:

  1. I've only recently discovered sweet potatoes, via my eldest and her husband. Roasted sweet potatoes were served at their wedding reception. I love the spice added in this recipe and will try them.

    Thanks for sharing Shelley's poem. And head over to my blog for a poetry book give-away.