Monday, August 13, 2012

Making Tuesday Tasty-Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro

Bobby Flay definitely likes Mexican and Southwest flavors.  I live in the Southwest and definitely like the flavors that are native to these areas.  I got a grill for Christmas and have used it a ton since it got hot because my house is already warm.  I cook outside as often as I can!  Here is another yummy grill idea to get you outside. :)


3 sweet potatoes, unpeeled
Kosher salt
 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


Parcook the potatoes: Place in a pot of water and boil until fork-tender; let cool. Slice each potato lengthwise into eighths. Preheat a grill to medium or place a cast-iron grill pan over medium heat. Mix 1 tablespoon salt, the lime zest and cayenne in a small bowl. Brush the potato wedges with the oil 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 the salt mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.