I was especially looking forward to preparing this dish...smooth, sweet potatoes combined with mango chutney...to be sure...a nice combination....on paper, that is! I was totally disappointed in this recipe. It just didn't seem to have much flavor. What I expected would make my taste buds stand up and take notice was...well, blah. I double checked to see if I had omitted something...nope. What to do?
So, I share the recipe hoping that somebody will make it and tell me that for them, it was perfect. Maybe somebody will springboard from this recipe and save it....if you do, please share. I keep thinking it has just got to be good, but as written, this was not a fave at our house.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Mango Chutney
2 lb. sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/3 cup jarred Major Grey’s mango chutney
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 small scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts separated)
1 Tbs. finely chopped crystallized ginger
Freshly ground black pepper
Put the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Add cool water to barely cover and a large pinch of salt. Boil over high heat until the potatoes are very soft when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander and return them to the saucepan. Set the pan over high heat and dry the potatoes, stirring often, until any liquid has evaporated, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat.
If the chutney contains any large chunks, finely chop them. In a small saucepan, bring the cream, chutney, scallion whites, ginger, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat.
Force the sweet potatoes through a ricer or a food mill and into a serving bowl (or mash for a chunkier texture). Stir in the warm cream mixture and season to taste with more salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the scallion greens and serve immediately.
Let me know if you have tried this recipe or if you made modifications that worked!
I am participating in Full Plate Thursday hosted by Mix Helen's Country Cottage, Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum and Fat Camp Friday hosted by Miranda at Mangoes and Chutney.