Recipe Idea: Island Sweet Potato Casserole
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop. Island Sweet Potato Casserole was inspired by the foods Don and I ate in Costa Rica. I like to eat vegetarian meals a few times a week, and Don is always happy to eat whatever I serve. I had some leftover pineapple and and lots of sweet potatoes, and I wanted to use them up. I like sweet potatoes, coconut milk, black beans and rice together so I started with these basic ingredients and looked at my spices to see what might be complementary.
I used hot Hungarian paprika in this recipe, but you could substitute cayenne if you don’t have that. A little story about that…awhile ago a colleague gave me some Hungarian paprika as a gift because she knows I love to cook. She didn’t tell me it was hot. Since I had only had smoked paprika and sweet paprika, I didn’t even know there was such a thing! I used about a teaspoon of it in something I was making and it was so HOT! I have used it more sparingly since then.
I like cayenne, but Don doesn’t find it appealing. He loved the flavor of the hot Hungarian paprika, however. It adds flavor in addition to heat. I love it. Try it. I think you will love it, too.
I’m pleased to say that Island Sweet Potato Casserole is quite yummy. I will definitely make it again.
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