BLOOD ORANGE SWEET POTATO PUREE
Adapted from Ina Garten's Foolproof.
3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
½ cup half-and-half (I used almond milk)
½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Zest of one orange (optional)
1 tsp. of Korean Chili Flakes (or ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature (I skipped this and they were still amazing!)
¼ cup Baker and Olive Blood Orange Olive Oil
(Can use other brands of Blood Orange Olive Oil)
Steam sweet potatoes using a steaming rack for about 25 minutes, until very tender.
Check occasionally to be sure the water doesn’t boil away. Beat sweet potatoes in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the half-and-half, orange juice, zest (if using), Korean Chili Flakes, Blood Orange Oil, 1 Tbsp. of salt, and 1 tsp. of black pepper. With the mixer still on low, add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until incorporated.
Taste for seasonings and mix until smooth. Serve hot.