Wednesday, April 08, 2015

omiyage from awajishima

When we visited Awaji Island last month, we picked up some purple sweet potato from the farmer's market.

Boy, was this purple! Peeling the potatoes my hands got purple too.

I used all of the potato in two batches of sweet potato salad, the recipe is here.

Before serving it, I added some blanched sugar snap peas.

Loved the colors! Really brightened up some grey days.

Another thing we picked up were these chocolate covered fruits from Nagatechoeido.

I've tried the chocolate covered orange peel before and written about it here.

The figs are locally grown on the island and are marinated in red wine and sugar then semi-dried. The figs come covered with white chocolate and with dark chocolate.

Both ways are delicious.

It was a short trip so we didn't pick up a lot of omiyage this time around, I'm glad we got to try all these goodies.


KirkK said...

Man, that is a bright purple! THe Missus likes her purple sweet potaotes mashed with a bit of cream and coconut oil for flavor.

K and S said...

it really was Kirk, what surprised me was how purple my hands got peeling them.

Take care!

Lindsay-Jean said...

Love those purple sweet potatoes! Sounds like the perfect omiyage to me!

K and S said...

They are so good LJ :) I wish we could've brought back more!

Take care.

K said...

Looks delicious!