Jamaican rice and peas and Al's sweet potatoes

'The Poor Chef' Charles Mattocks joins Al in the kitchen in the second installment of TODAY's Melting Pot. Together they whip up Al's mother's own recipe for sweet potato poon, and flavor-packed jamaican rice and peas.

Al’s mom’s sweet potato poon

Ingredients

    • 6 large sweet potatoes
    • 4 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 stick unsalted butter
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 cup crushed pineapples, drained
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon allspice
    • 1 bag large marshmallows

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Jamaican rice and peas
Servings:

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

    • 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans
    • 1 13-ounce can coconut milk
    • 2 cups long grain rice
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper
    • Habanero water

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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