Recipe: Jerk Sweet Potatoes


Baked potatoes are probably a staple lunch for loads of people, but the same old toppings can get boring. Instead of normal potatoes we use healthy sweet potatoes that go really well with our piquant jerk tomatoes. Spice up your next baked potato with this awesome recipe!


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch allspice
  • 1 lemon
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 lime
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 knob ginger, grated
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Bake The Potatoes

prick the potatoes all over and place directly on the oven shelf and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 3

Start The Sauce

peel and dice the red onion and chop the chilli. chuck the onion, chilli, tomatoes, sugar, allspice and oil into a pan. Fry for a few minutes.

Step 4

Simmer The Sauce

boil the tomato mixture then turn down to a medium heat and bubble until the tomatoes have almost broken down to a mush.

Step 5

Flavour The Butter

add the butter to another pan along with the zest of the lime, star anise and grated ginger. melt the butter over a low heat, then remove the star anise.

Step 6

Assemble The Potatoes

remove the potatoes once cooked, slice down the length but not right to the ends and push in the sides so that the opening becomes wider. fluff up the potato a little with a fork then pour over a little butter. Mash some more before adding the piquant tomatoes.

Step 7

Garnish And Serve

scatter over some parsley and serve with extra butter. serves 2

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