Sunday, May 28, 2017

28 May 17 (Sun) - Purple Sweet Potato Sherbet

Still on the purple sweet potato craze and had lots of ideas. However, was feeling a bit lazy so instead of using it to make steamed cake or ice cream, I decided to make sherbet instead.

It has strong sweet potato taste and a rough texture because of the mashed sweet potato. It also has a very nice purple hue too.


Ingredients:
128g purple sweet potato, mashed
240ml milk
65g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
pinch of salt

Method:
1.  Combine milk, sugar and purple sweet potato in sauce pan over med flame.
2.  Bring to full boil while whisking.
3.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 seconds.
4.  Remove from heat, add vanilla extract, cinnamon powder and salt then stir.
5.  Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool.
6.  After mixture is cooled, transfer to the freezer and churn every 1 hour with a whisk.
7.  Repeat step (6) for 2-3 times before transferring to a container of your choice to freeze overnight.


Since I had leftover mashed purple sweet potato, I used it to cook rice for my lunch. Had durians for the past two days, so cooked some pear dessert to neutralize the "heaty" effect.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

10 May 17 (Wed - Vesak Day) - Grilled Salmon with Sweet Potato Rice

Went to the market and saw the vegetable stall selling bags of purple sweet potatoes. Very excited and bought a bag of three. Had lots of ideas on how to use them. Purple sweet potato ice cream; purple sweet potato steam cake; purple sweet potato paste and so on. However, due to time constrain and given that I may not have enough people to help me to finish up the food, I had to shelf the ideas for another time.

Been following Ellena Guan of Cuisine Paradise on Facebook for a while now and lately she has been posting her home-cooked food served with purple sweet potato rice. The pictures really look nice and colourful. So I decided to do something similar. Since I have salmon so grilled it to go with the rice and added shredded cucumber as sides. The final result of purple, pinkish orange and green seems nice enough to be picture-worthy. Hahahahaha....