What's Thanksgiving dinner without sweet potatoes??? Here's an easy-peasy (and delicious!) change from those casseroles. Smoked paprika is a Spanish cousin to the more widely used sweet Hungarian paprika. It's made from pimiento peppers that have been dried and smoked over an oak fire, then ground into a fine powder.
You'll sometimes see it called pimenton, smoked pimenton, Spanish paprika, or any variation of those names. You can always recognize this spice by its deep red color and powerful smoky aroma.
Most sweet potatoes are huge, so figure 1/2 potato (or even 1/4) per person. I prefer the way the wedges look, so I cut them in quarters. This recipe is for 8 or 16, depending on what else you plan to serve.
Sometimes, I have a hankering for fries! White potatoes, being in the nightshade family, make my joints ache.
You know I like EASY, so messing with a deep, fat fryer is NOT going to happen. So, this is what I do - Sweet Potato Oven Fries! Easy, Delicious, Nutritious and a snap to clean up.
Combine broccoli, 2 tsp oil, pinch of salt and red pepper on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the broccoli is charred a bit. Stir after 15 minutes
While broccoli is baking, bring a large pot filled with water to a boil. Add salt and pasta. Cook pasta to al dente (about 10 - 15 minutes). Drain in a colander over a bowl and reserve about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid
Heat the remaining oil and the garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook about 2 minutes until the garlic is golden, stirring occasionally. Add in the cream and reserved cooking liquid, stirring constantly with a whisk.
Stir in the feta and continue to stir until feta begins to melt and sauce is thickened.
Add in broccoli, pasta and lemon rind and stir to coat.
Plate the pasta mixture. Sprinkle with black pepper and the flaked sea salt. Serve