Yusheng is a classic dish served every Chinese New Year in Singapore. The simple and raw ingredients symbolize vitality and renew, and the Cantonese word for fish is homophone for prosperity. Part of a joyous even, everyone calls out “Lo hei!” while using their ingredients to toss the ingredients high into the air. Lo hei is another clever homophone, meaning ‘mix it up” it sounds just like the Cantonese words for “prosper and more”. Feel free to expand or add in your favorite ingredients and toss it up!
Simple and nourishing, this recipe doesn’t have to be limited to sweet potatoes. You can substitute other roots such as yams, peeled pumpkin or squash, potatoes, parsnips or carrots–or a mix of several.Tamari Roasted Sweet Potatoes – – sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks), tamari (gluten free soy sauce), sake or mirin, olive oil, sesame seeds (optional), Preheat oven to 400˚ F.
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 2-inch chunks.
In a small bowl, combine tamari, oil, sake and sesame seeds.
Pour over sweet potatoes and mix to coat well.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes or until their flesh is soft and lightly browned on the edges.; – Healing Energetics: Root vegetables strengthen the Stomach and Spleen (the Middle burner). Roasting is a method of cooking that is deeply warming.
Season: Late Summer/Transition, Autumn & Winter