Top 5 Sweet Potato Recipes

Discover the Top 5 Aussie & Kiwi Recipes for Sweet Potato

In New Zealand sweet potato is known as "kumara". It comes in several shades including the standard orange, red and gold. Each color has a distinct flavor. The following recipes highlight the most common variety being the orange kumara. When cooked, the orange kumara develops a rich, sweet flavor and can be used in salads, soups, pastas and pies. When buying kumara (sweet potato), choose firm roots with unblemished skin. Store them in a bin in a cool, dry area until you need to use them. Baked Kumara are high in a variety of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, C, B6, manganese and iron.

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    Sweet Potato Prosciutto and Pesto Pasta

    Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta
    Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta. S. Wongkaew

    In this recipe, roasted sweet potato, also known as "kumara", is tossed with spaghetti pasta, pesto, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes and freshly shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. It makes a great meal for two or ten.

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    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. S. Wongkaew

    Roasted sweet potato is delicious served in a salad with crisp romaine lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, crumbled feta and pinenuts. You can add other nuts to this dish including macadamia nuts or even candied almonds or walnuts for a little sweetness.

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    Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

    Sweet Potato Curry
    Sweet Potato Curry. S. Wongkaew

    This chicken & sweet potato curry is light, delicious and best of all, very easy to prepare. Tender chicken thighs and sweet potato are poached in a mixture of coconut milk infused with tumeric, curry powder and fragrant lemongrass and cilantro.

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    Roasted Sweet Potato and Crab Bisque

    Sweet Potato Bisque
    Sweet Potato Bisque. S. Wongkaew

    This roasted sweet potato and crab bisque is quite a show stopper. The roasting of the root vegetable develops its unique sweetness. The bisque it topped with succulent crab meat and a dash of pesto. This recipe is a great one for dinner parties as it can be pre-prepared and heated up just before serving.

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    Sweet Potato Pie

    Sweet Potato Pie
    Sweet Potato Pie. S. Wongkaew

    This mouthwatering kumara pie is a Kiwi take on an American favorite, the sweet potato pie and a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie. The sweet potato is first steamed and then blended with a mixture of dark brown sugar, eggs, milk and warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The mixture is baked in a basic pie shell for about 35-40 minutes. The result is a deliciously smooth, sweet pie with a fragrant aroma.