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Monday, January 30, 2017

Baked Sweet Potato with Maple Balsamic Vinegar and Blood Orange Olive Oil Reduction with toasted pecans

Now you must admit, that is a gorgeous sweet potato. You can almost feel the beta carotene goodness jumping out at you! Instead of choosing to top with butter and brown sugar, I used these two wonderful products: Maple Balsamic Vinegar and Blood Orange Olive Oil . These are two wonderfully complimentary flavors. The toasted chopped pecans were the icing on the cake so to speak.

2 large sweet potatoes
2 t. Maple Balsamic Vinegar
2 t. Blood Orange Olive Oil
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place potatoes on a baking sheet and make several small slits with a knife to allow steam to escape while baking.

Bake potatoes for 30 minutes, turn over, and return to oven for another 30 minutes or so until cooked through.

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add vinegar and olive oil and whisk to combine. Let simmer and reduce for about 5 minutes until it begins to thicken.  Add a dash of salt.

While vinegar and olive oil are reducing, place pecans in a shallow skillet over low heat. Let the pecans gently warm, stirring frequently.  When you smell the pecans, they're toasted!

Cut potatoes open, loosen pulp with a fork, and gently spoon half the reduction over one of the potatoes, topping with half of the pecans. Repeat with the other potato.

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