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Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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From EatingWell:  Winter 2004

Sweet potatoes glazed in a savory-sweet combination of soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil makes a delectable side dish. If you don’t eat them all at the first sitting, reheat in a nonstick skillet—they are even more delicious the second time around. (Adapted from Local Flavors, copyright 2002 by Deborah Madison. Reprinted with permission from Broadway Books.)

4 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a single layer in the prepared pan. Mix water, brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin (or sherry), sesame oil and garlic in a small bowl. Pour over the sweet potatoes. Cover tightly with foil and bake until nearly tender, 35 to 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toast sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until light golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  4. Remove foil and baste the sweet potatoes with the sauce. Continue baking, uncovered, until fully tender, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Spoon glaze over the sweet potatoes, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 215 Calories; 5 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 39 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 452 mg Sodium; 689 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 1 fat

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