One of my favorite quick meals is to microwave a sweet potato (takes ⅙ of the time it takes to roast in the oven) and add some butter, maple syrup, salt and pepper. I've been seeing miso butter around the internets, but I have never had the pleasure of trying it and have really wanted to. I've been looking for an excuse to pull out the white miso paste that was picked up during a very successful trip to the asian market. I also had some maple syrup energy packets from a photo shoot, so it seemed like a good idea to combine them with some butter and fill up a sweet potato to see what happens. Turns out that it works really well. Simple, sweet, a little salty and delicious.
You can find miso paste at your local asian market. White miso is made of rice, barley, and a small quantity of soybeans. It is fermented for a shorter period of time than red miso, which give it a lighter and sweet flavor, compared to the more intense red miso.
These Untapped All Natural Athletic Fuel Maple Syrup packets worked perfect for this recipe because they are about 2 tablespoons each and are pure maple syrup.
Combine the butter, white miso and maple syrup until it is combined into a smooth consistency.
Cut open the cooked sweet potato and add a dollop of the maple miso butter. It's a meal in it's own edible bowl (don't forget to eat the skin).
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons white miso paste
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 scallion minced
- Poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork to prevent a potato explosion.
- Microwave the sweet potatoes on high rotating every 2 minutes for about 7 to 10 minutes, or until soft.
- Mix together the miso paste, maple syrup and butter until smooth
- Split the sweet potato open with a fork and place a dollop of the maple miso butter inside.
- Garnish with the sliced scallion and freshly ground pepper.
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
This looks wonderful! I too love sweet potatoes in the microwave so quick and easy and they always taste amazing! Love the miso maple combo too!
Thanks, Kelley! I love the microwave for regular baked potatoes too. I put them in the toaster oven for a few minutes after the microwave cooks to get the skin nice and crispy.