Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sweet Potatoes: You've Never Known Love Like This Before

I found this recipe in a back issue of Body + Soul Magazine months ago and immediately filed it away in my go-to binder for magazine tear outs. I made it once, and Bryan and I oohed and ahhed our way through this meal. And it is truly a full and delicious meal. So here goes. I present to you possibly the-first-ever-4-star-Cummo-Tereza-must-make-immediately-recipe.

Sweet Potato With Kale & Ricotta
Rub sweet potatoes (1 large for each person) with olive oil and roast on a baking sheet in a 450• oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until done. Meanwhile cook 2 cloves of garlic, sliced, in a little olive oil until crispy - take out and rest them on a paper towel to drain. Add 1 bunch chopped and washed kale to the skillet, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook until wilted. We usually make way too much kale, but who cares when it's so darned good for you! Once wilted add 1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar and a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes. Open each potato, dollop in ricotta (are you hungry yet?), add kale and top with crispy garlic.

People, you have no IDEA how unbelievably delicious, and satisfying this dish is. It's sweet from the yam, crunchy savory and rich from the kale, creamy from the ricotta, and crunchy from the garlic. What???? Oh man.... I promise you'll keep coming back to this one.

8 comments:

  1. I'm going to make it this weekend!! What should I serve as my protein??

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  2. Believe me when I tell you that you won't need one. I am consistently amazed at how positively FULL we are after this meal. All that fiber - it's more than satisfying. However, if you really want to round it out, I'd imagine a couple of sweet italian sausages would be a great compliment.

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  3. good thinkin!! i just tried a foccacia bread and it was a flop (i think...still in the oven but...ehh).

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  4. lawd, you're better than me. I dare not try to bake anything - even I know my limits.

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  5. sounds amazing! i am definitely trying it this weekend - saw some great yams at the farmer's market last weekend so hopefully will find them again this week. yay!

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  6. I'm going to try this one! I've been cooking a lot more lately, and looking for new stuff to make.

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  7. I made this for dinner last night - delish!! The cruncy garlic on top was amazing. Yum, wish I had made double so I could be eating it again today.

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