Bittersweet Puree


In this unusual mash, boiled sweet potatoes are combined with crumbled grilled sausage (use your own favorite variety) and just enough olive oil to moisten and chopped cilantro as a garnish. It would make a delightful additon to the Thanksgiving menu or any meal where you'll be serving roast poultry or pork. It can also be the main attraction, with a simple green salad or braised greens rounding out the meal.


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 sausage (farinheira wheat, or similar)
  • olive oil (to tastesalt, to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • coriander (to taste)


  1. Bake the sweet potatoes until tender. Once they have baked, peel the sweet potatoes.
  2. In a bowl, add the peeled potatoes and mash with a fork.
  3. In a skillet on low heat, grill the sausage on both sides.
  4. Remove the casing from the cooked sausage and add the stuffing to the sweet potatoes.
  5. Add a little olive to prevent the puree from getting to0 dry, mix well.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve hot or cold.
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