Sweet Potato, Brussels and Onion Medley

A great accompaniment to many dishes. Put together sweet potato, brussels and onion then cook in the steamer for a delicious accompaniment to your next meal.

Sweet Potato, Brussels and Onion Medley

This works very well as one of the layers in a well filled steamer. Start with this in the first basket then cook fish, burgers or sausages in the second. Finally add a pot of suitable sauce or gravy into the top layer. They will cook in a regular pan too so use that approach if it is your preference.

Steamer approach is what we will use her though so this is what you need to do.

Serves 1


  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 6-8 Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 medium Brown Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic


  1. Set the steamer up with enough water for 40 minutes cooking.
  2. Scrub the sweet potato in clean water. If the skin is reasonably tender then simply chop into 1.5cm/½ inch pieces. An older potato may have a tough skin which is best peeled off before cubing. Either way, add the cubes of potato to the lower basket of the steamer.
  3. I am a great lover of brussels sprouts but they are really tedious to prepare. That does mean that I mostly use frozen ones. If using fresh then chop away the tough base and peel off the outer leaves. Whichever your choice then add the sprouts into the steamer basket.
  4. Peel and coarsely chop the onion. Sometimes I will cook the onion in quarters though normally I do cut a little smaller. More for the steamer.
  5. Peel and either chop or crush the garlic. Add to the steamer and the medley is complete and waiting to be cooked.

The next stage is to fill the other steamer baskets with the remainder of the meal. One good choice for steaming is a fillet of a white fish. Put into some foil with a little sliced tomato, some mushrooms and some chopped parsley then seal up the foil to steam. Cook some cheese or parsley sauce in a small and covered pot in the third steamer basket.

Burgers or Sausages also cook well when wrapped in foil. A curry sauce or plain gravy is perhaps the best to finish if using them.

Cooking time is about 30 minutes for the vegetables and all that I have suggested to go along with them. Time varies according to your steamer so be sure the food is piping hot before serving.

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