I always felt that the sweet potato and marshmallow dish at Thanksgiving dinner is an over kill. It is, in my opinion, very sweet and no texture. So, I came up with this dish that I serve at my Thanksgiving dinner and my restaurant. —Sanaa Abourezk
chopped fresh cilantro
coarsely chopped dried cranberries
Coarsely chopped walnuts
In This Recipe
Heat half of the olive oil. Saute the walnuts for a minute. Add the cilantro and the cranberries. Stir for few seconds. Turn off the heat and then season with the coriander, the cayenne peppers and the salt. Set aside.
Peel the baked sweet potatoes and mash them until smooth. Add the rest of the olive oil, the lemon juice, the lemon zests and salt. Tastes, adjust the seasoning and then spoon into baking dish.
Bake in 395 F. degree oven for 25 minutes.
Remove the baked sweet potatoes from the oven, top with the cilantro and walnut mixture and savor the flavor