Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chili-Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

It was a welcome change to use up the last of the sweet potatoes I got at the last winter farmers market with a dish cooked on the grill! These were a big hit with the whole family.

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (1/2-3/4-inch cubes)
Canola oil
2 tsp lime juice
1-1 1/2 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste

Parboil the sweet potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water for 5-7 minutes, until you can pierce them with a fork without too much resistance but before they are totally tender. Drain well. If desired, you can then set aside or refrigerate for later (bring back to room temp before grilling).

Place the parboiled sweet potatoes in a medium bowl. Drizzle with canola oil and toss until coated. Sprinkle with lime juice, chili powder, and salt and toss until well distributed.

Grill the sweet potatoes in a grill basket over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until completely tender and pleasantly charred in places.

Serve hot.

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