Jamaican sweet potatoes made an excellent addition to Jamaican soups or Jamaican sweet potato pudding. They are now one of the main crops grown in the Caribbean, with Jamaica and Haiti being the largest producers.
You can eat this fusion dish on its own or as a side dish. Bring a taste of the islands to your table with these Caribbean-inspired sweet potatoes. Friends and family will surely be asking you for the recipe once they try a bite.
Caribbean Spiced Sweet Potatoes
- 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 lime, juiced
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly oil a large roasting pan or foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, honey, lime juice, garlic, and spices.
Add sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
Pour potatoes into roasting pan or baking sheet, and spread out into a single layer.
Roast potatoes, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes, or until they are tender and caramelised.