Sweet potato mash – delicious with fish
Sweet potatoes are delicious, but sometimes we tend to run out of ideas on how to use them. Make a mash, it goes perfectly well with fish as it compliment it perfectly, the taste as well as the soft texture. This recipe is easy and quick, no sugar added to sweeten these sweet potatoes!
In South Africa we eat a fish called Snoek a lot and it is usually served with baked sweet potatoes. I baked Snoek and decided I want the sweet potatoes to have a twist, not just the same old as always. I trust you will find this basic recipe very enjoyable.
SWEET POTATO MASH – serves 4; about 15 – 20min
2 sweet potatoes, medium – large
lump of butter
lump of cream cheese
– peel the sweet potatoes (see product review of my Victorinox Y-Peeler)
– chop them into small blocks, the smaller the quicker they will be cooked and be ready to mash
– cook or steam the cubes until they are ready and soft
– remove any excess water
– mash the cubes with a potato masher
– add the lump of butter and cream cheese to loosen the texture and add flavour to the mash
– taste and season with more butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper until you are satisfied
I did not have plain cream cheese when I made the sweet potato mash the first time and I ended up using Spring Onion and Chives cream cheese – it was surprisingly fantastic! My husband loved it. When I made sweet potato mash again using plain cream cheese we decided we preferred it with the spring onion cream cheese. I know this sounds odd, but try it, it is like a little magic ingredient.
We also used sweet potatoes with orange flesh the first time, it is as if they are softer and tastier. I actually prefer the orange ones, but could not find them at the market for this meal. Feel safe to try this variation of sweet potato mash using the orange fleshed sweet potatoes.
Enjoy this with fish, we have had this with Salmon, Hake and Snoek – it is a perfect match every time!