This is my new favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes. This recipe comes from the November 2012 issue of Bon Appétit. I’ve simply adapted some of the proportions.
Tonight I prepared a simple adaptation of a recipe for Ancient-Grain Polenta with Mushrooms by Michael Chiarello, from his book, Bottega: Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California’s Wine Country. He recommends pairing with Sangiovese wine.
I often sauté Padrón peppers as a quick side dish, but tonight I used a bunch of sweet peppers that I found at my neighborhood farmers’ market. Sweet peppers rank high on the Environmental Working Group’s Pesticides in Produce List, meaning high levels of pesticide residues are commonly found on them. Definitely good to choose organic!