Easy Healthy Corn Recipe: Corn Sweet Potatoes and Paprika

Corn Sweet Potatoes and PaprikaSweet corn and sweet potatoes are seasoned with butter and paprika and baked in the oven in this simple and healthy recipes. You can serve this tasty dish as a snack, as an appetizer, or as a side dish. The sweetness of corn and sweet potatoes complement each other excellently while the butter gives both a rich flavor. Paprika adds spice and color to the dish for a festive meal. Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste. This healthy dinner dish goes great with sausages, steaks, roasts, stews, grilled meats or fried fish.

Paprika is ground red pepper, and can either be bell pepper or chili pepper or a mixture of both. The varieties and mixtures vary and some are spicier than others although paprika is generally milder than cayenne pepper, and has a subtle sweetness. It is a popular seasoning associated with Hungarian cuisine and is also a favorite ingredient in Spanish, Mexican, Austrian, Portuguese, Greek, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Moroccan, and Romanian cooking. This dish of sweet corn and sweet potatoes with butter and paprika make an excellent side dish or appetizer for the aforementioned cuisines.

Ingredients: 4 ears corn, off the cob, 5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced, 100ml milk, scalded, 1 tablespoon paprika, 2 tablespoons melted butter, Seasonings to taste

Preparation Instructions: Corn Sweet Potatoes and Paprika2

In a pot boil the corn for about 20 minutes. Once corn becomes tender, drain and set aside. In a baking tray mix corn, sweet potatoes, paprika, butter, and seasonings together. Bake it in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 185 degree F. add the scalded milk and bake for about 10 minutes longer.

Take note that there are different varieties of paprika and some are sweeter and others are hotter. Some are smoked while others are not. The main thing is that it gives the dish a distinct flavor and a bright red color. Smoky paprika will give the corn and sweet potato dish a smoky richness that is perfect with barbecues or grilled meats while hot paprika is perfect for Mexican or Indian dishes. This dish also goes well with lamb and can add a Mediterranean tough to a meal. You can even enjoy this for breakfast with fried eggs or creamy scrambled eggs. Serve this in lieu or salsa or as a vegetable for any kind of meat.


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