The Energy Chef: Spicy Sweet Potato Mash
Gobble, gobble! That's exactly what my family is going to do this Thanksgiving, and it's less than a week away. For my Turkey Day celebration, I like to take traditional holiday dishes, like sweet potatoes, and find a way to add my own touch of personality. Move over, marshmallows, 'cause my sweet potato dish has a meaner sidekick: spicy sriracha chili sauce. Try this mash on your holiday table: It's sweet, it's spicy and it might just give your guests a new reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place cut potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and dust with salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg; bake for 1 hour until soft. Cool potatoes and place in large bowl; add butter, half and half and sriracha. Mash or for smooth and creamy texture, use an electric mixer.
Next Food Network Star season 6 finalist Herb Mesa is a restaurant-trained chef, a self-taught healthy cuisine chef and a certified personal trainer. Herb teaches "balance through food and fitness," and works as a personal chef and trainer in Atlanta.