This dish is one of my newest favorites! My kids have actually been begging me to make this on an almost daily basis. A few ingredients is all that is needed to make this roasted miso sweet potato recipe. The best part is once you make the paste you can save it for next week when you’ll be making this dish again or topping it on another veggie. Trust me friends, you’re going to love this. Let me show you how to make it!
Miso Sweet potato goodness
If you’re on Instagram you’ve probably noticed a few popular food trends. Avocado toast anyone? Sweet potatoes, though hugely popular right now, have and always will be a good idea. They boast a plethora of health benefits, but what I like most about these orange goodies is that they are super versatile. Roasted with some butter – simple and delicious. If you’re feeling more adventurous, cut them into fries and pair with a cinnamon maple syrup dipping sauce – heaven. Mashed with pecans, brown sugar, and tiny marshmallows – yummy, my belly is rumbling.
This particular dish uses miso paste just like my Nobu Style Miso Glazed Eggplant , which you should check out as well. That dish is what inspired me to make this one. There is really no reason why this miso paste wouldn’t work well with a variety of other veggies. The nutty umami flavor in this recipe is out of sight good. The green onion and sesame seeds complete the dish and give it a gorgeous look. This roasted miso sweet potato recipe will be a hit that you’ll come back to over and over again.
What ingredients for this miso sweet potato dish?
These are Japanese sweet potatoes I purchased at Whole Foods. They were selling 5 different types when I went – shows you how popular they are these days. Any type would be fine for this dish. I have tried it with two different varieties and the dish tasted exactly the same. The white miso paste was also purchased at Whole Foods. If you have an Asian grocer near you, go there because they will have a better selection of miso pastes. Red, yellow, white-all would work equally well in this dish. Read this article if you want to learn more about miso paste.
Soy sauce, mirin, olive oil, sesame oil, sugar, green onions, and sesame seeds complete the ingredient list. All of these should be relatively easy to get at most supermarkets. Mirin is a Japanese rice wine. Read this article for a bit more on mirin.
Heat oven to 450 degrees and move rack to top 1/3 of oven. The potatoes need to be cut into strips roughly 3/8-1/2″ thick. Don’t worry if they are not all exact-sweet potatoes can be challenging to cut. After they are cut arrange on roasting pan with a healthy coating of olive oil to avoid sticking. If you have a wire rack, you can place that on top of the roasting pan with the sweet potatoes on top which will lessen the likelihood that they will stick. Either way is fine though. Roast them for 30 minutes.
While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the miso paste mixture. The mixture consists of miso paste, sugar, mirin, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
At the thirty minute mark, remove the potatoes from the oven and turn up the broiler. Slather the nutty miso paste mixture onto the potatoes with a pastry or silicon brush. Be generous – coat them liberally with the paste, then return the potatoes into the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Remove, and add the green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup white miso paste .....Red or yellow will work as well
- 3 Tbsp mirin .....See link on mirin if you want to know more.
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 green onions
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Heat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cut potatoes into 3/8-1/2 inch strips.
- Oil potatoes on both sides in roasting pan with 4 Tbsp of olive oil. Make sure the potatoes are well oiled to avoid sticking. Use wire rack if you have one.
- When oven reaches 450 degrees add potatoes and cook for 30 minutes.
- While potatoes are cooking whisk miso paste, sugar, mirin, soy sauce, and sesame oil in bowl.
- Chop green onions on a diagonal and reserve for later.
- Remove potatoes from oven and turn on broiler.
- Brush paste mixture onto potatoes liberally. You can use all the paste if desired. Return potatoes to broiler for 3 minutes.
- Remove potatoes from broiler and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!