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Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

30 minutes prep
30 minutes active cooking
1 hour total

Makes 4 - 6 servings

Nina Comptom grew up in St Lucia in the Caribbean...

but her New Orleans restaurants Compere Lapin and Bywater American Bistro established Compton as a critical element in the Crescent City’s culinary identity. These heavily seasoned sweet potatoes are adapted from her recipe.

Photo from @ninacompton

What you'll need

Ingredients

For the shopping list

3

Large Sweet Potatoes, preferably orange varieties

1

Habanero Chile

1/4 teaspoon of

Ground Cloves

From our shop

$8 - Hatermuma Island - Japan

$13 - Boonville - California

Piment d'Espelette

$10 - Badakhshan - Afghanistan

Wild Mountain Cumin

$7 - India

Cubeb Peppercorns

$7 - Alta Verapaz - Guatemala

Sweet Allspice

$10 - Zanzibar - Tanzania

Cinnamon Verum

$13 - Cambodia

Cultured Red Peppercorns

$7 - Olhão - Portugal

Fine Sea Salt

$20 - Abruzzo - Italy

Pollinaria Organic

Equipment

From the kitchen

1

Chef Knife

1

Cutting Board

1

Heavy Skillet

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes (peeling optional).

Step 3

Use mortar and pestle to grind together the sugar (the Okinawan sugar can be lumpy), cumin, seeds and peppercorns (a blender or spice grinder will work, too). If you’re using the habanero, chop it very finely; removing the seeds and white membrane will cut the heat a bit.

Step 4

Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast for 20-30 minutes, stirring a few times, until they can be pierced easily with a fork and are nicely browned.

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Baking

Okinawan Brown Sugar

Murakami SyotenHatermuma Island - Japan
$8
Piment d'Espelette
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Piment d'Espelette

Boonville Barn CollectiveBoonville - California
$13
Wild Mountain Cumin
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Wild Mountain Cumin

Burlap & BarrelBadakhshan - Afghanistan
$10
Cubeb Peppercorns
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Cubeb Peppercorns

Brady WeberIndia
$7
Sweet Allspice
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Sweet Allspice

Burlap & BarrelAlta Verapaz - Guatemala
$7
Cinnamon Verum
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Cinnamon Verum

Burlap & BarrelZanzibar - Tanzania
$10
Cultured Red Peppercorns
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Cultured Red Peppercorns

Brady WeberCambodia
$13
Fine Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Fine Sea Salt

NectonOlhão - Portugal
$7
Pollinaria Organic
Olive Oil

Pollinaria Organic

PollinariaAbruzzo - Italy
$20

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