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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Batatas asadas rellenas de champiñones (Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Sweet Potatoes)

Batatas asadas rellenas de champiñones (Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Sweet Potatoes)

The batata (sweet potato), also known as boniato, is a tuber similar to the potato but that has nothing to do with it in terms of flavor. The sweet potato is sweet and orange in color. Its color is due to the large amount of carotenes it contains, which makes it a great antioxidant. Its glycaemic index is moderate, so it can be consumed regularly. Despite being rich in carbohydrates, it has very few calories. Sweet potatoes are used in both sweet and savoury recipes. This time they will be roasted in the oven, with a mushroom filling.

Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes
1 red onion
1 clove garlic
1 leek
150 g of mushrooms
Herbes de Provence (thyme, rosemary, oregano, and basil)
Salt
Black pepper
1 egg

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180º. Choose two sweet potatoes that are about the same size and shape. Place them on parchment paper on a tray and roast until tender. The time will depend on the size you have chosen. Those of a medium size and take about 25 minutes. Prick them with a knife to check that they are done inside.

While they are roasting, prepare the filling. Finely chop the onion, leek, and garlic clove. Sauté them in a pan with a little olive oil.

Also chop the mushrooms until they are very small, add them to the pan. Sauté a few minutes until they are done. Remove from heat and reserve.

Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and open them in half lengthwise.

Remove the flesh of the sweet potatoes, taking care not to break the skin.

In a bowl, mix the flesh of the sweet potatoes with the sautéed mushrooms. Add a little salt, ground black pepper, and sprinkle with a mixture of Provencal herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, and basil. To give it a creamier texture, beat a small egg and add it to the bowl. Mix well.

Fill each skin of the sweet potato with the mixture that you have prepared and before serving, place them in the oven for 10 minutes so that they are warm. Also if you wish, sprinkle with a little cheese on top and gratin in the oven or under the grill.

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