Friday, May 8, 2009

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro

Thanks Bobby Flay!!!!  That's the best  I can do for this fab recipe.  I was browsing my new Food Network Mag, and this recipe jumped off the page.  Ok maybe it was the Double Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake featured with it, but I'm not going there!!  I had a bunch of cilantro and some limes left over from Cinco de Mayo, so I thought this would be a perfect side dish for tonight's dinner.  

3 sweet potatoes, unpeeled (the skin is really good, who would have thought!)
kosher salt
2 tsp. finely grated lime zest
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

  1. Parcook the potatoes:  Place in a pot of water and boil until fork tender; let cool.  Slice potatoes lengthwise into eighths.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.  Mix 1 T. salt, the lime zest and cayenne in a small bowl.
  3. Brush the potato wedges with olive oil (I just drizzled) and season with salt and pepper.  Grill until golden brown on all sides, including the skin, and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.  Transfer to a platter; immediately season with salt mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.
THE VERDICT:  Way better than roasting sweet potatoes in the oven.  The combination of the lime, salt and cilantro was perfect.  This is my new go to recipe for sweet potatoes.  I also found that parcooking the potatoes made the cooking process much faster.


Melissa said...

Looks great, I love grilling potatoes and I have some cilantro from Cinco De Mayo to use up too.

Mrs. G said...

I love sweet potatoes and have never grilled them. I will be trying this! Thanks!

Joelen said...

What a great way to prepare sweet potatoes!