Roasted sesame sweet potatoes & asparagus

Roasted sesame sweet potatoes & asparagus

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 3

Flavoured with Thai fish sauce, soy, ginger and garlic, this Asian-inspired dish makes a great accompaniment to meat, fish and tofu recipes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
267
protein
7g
carbs
55g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
11g
sugar
17g
salt
1.4g

Ingredients

  • 750g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1½ tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potatoes in a large roasting tin and toss with the garlic, ginger, sesame oil, fish sauce and 1 tbsp soy sauce. Roast for 20 mins or until golden brown and tender.
  2. Add the asparagus, 3 tbsp water and the remaining soy, and roast for 10 mins more. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2014

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katyrouth's picture
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I followed the advice of other commentators and used lots more of the liquid ingredients, which then caramelised nicely around the potatoes. Served as a veggie main dish with noodles and a sauce made with tahini, loosened with some water.

irritable's picture
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The liquid quantities, IMO, are woefully understated. I used tbsp qties throughout and a lot of guesswork and this worked well. Its important to ensure the sweet potato is fairly evenly spread out. I added sprouting broccoli and some cherry tomatoes for colour and served with salmon. Will do again.

poctern's picture

This was soooooooo horrible! I threw it in the bin!!! Sweet potato hard and yet mushy at same time, nowhere near enough oil to soften them and make them sticky/sweet roasted.

fidorka's picture
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I did this yesterday as well. It was OK but not great. I agree the sweet potatoes were too dry, I did not mind the texture but yest it should have been a bit stickier/moist. And I even used less of the potatoes then stated. Still dry.... Not sure If I will make again.

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