This dish is delicious and decadent. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any special dinner. They bake in a rich butter sauce so they absorb all of the flavor with none of the fluff of the traditional Sweet Potato and marshmallow casserole. Try this as an elegant alternative this year.
Baked Maple Mascarpone Sweet Potatoes
3 large sweet potatoes peeled and sliced in 1/4 ” rounds
4 T butter
8 0z mascarpone cheese
1 t chopped rosemary
2 T maple syrup
1/2 c milk.
Preheat the oven to 350. Arrange sweet potato slices in layers in an oven proof dish ( I used a 8×8)
In a sauce pan melt butter and mascarpone cheese together over medium heat. Add maple syrup, milk and rosemary and stir to combine.
Pour mixture over potatoes and cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve on the plate with a spoonful of the butter sauce from pan over the top.
Here is a menu for an easy, yet elegant Sunday dinner. Montreal Seasoned Top Sirloin Filets, Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
For the steak liberally sprinkle both sides with Montreal steak seasoning (found in the spice aisle at the grocery store). Grill to your desired doneness. See so far so easy.
5 large baking potatoes
6T melted butter
1 t chopped garlic
1 t dried parsley
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
Pre heat oven to 400. Peel and dry potatoes. carefully slice potatoes 3/4 of the way down, making sure not to slice all the way through in 1/4 ” slices (this is the hardest part of the meal) In a small bowl combine butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Place potatoes in an oven proof baking dish and pour butter mixture over top making sure to get into all the crevices.
Cook for 1 hour, basting the potatoes every 15 minutes. Using a hot pad, tilt baking pan to the side and use a spoon to catch the butter, spoon back over potatoes.
Remove from oven, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and place back into the oven until cheese is melted
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
16-20 spears of asparagus
4 slices of Prosciutto Ham
Preheat oven to 400. Bundle 4-5 spears of asparagus together and wrap with prosciutto. Place on a baking sheet.
Cook for about 10 minutes or until ham is crispy.
Serve meal with sour cream and bernaise sauce if desired.
Southwestern London Broil
1 1/2 lb london broil
1 c diced tomatoes ( I used canned)
1 t salt
1 t cumin
1 t chopped garlic
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1 lime juiced
Put london broil in a gallon sized ziplock bag, add remaining . Close bag and mix and massage marinade into meat with your hands. Place bag in refrigerator for 6-24 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat oven to 450. Place meat and marinade on a baking sheet, add sliced peppers and onions if desired.
Cook for about 15 minutes, then turn on broiler and cook for 5 minutes more per side ( use a meat thermometer to check doneness, cooking time will depend on thickness and weight of meat)
Let rest 10 minutes and then slice thinly against the grain. Great by itself or served in tortillas.