This has got to be one of the best things I have ever tasted from a grill. Sweet potatoes and fire get along perfectly. Don't be confused by the labels in the produce aisle. For the best flavor you want buy what the local grocer calls "yams". They aren't really yams at all - good luck finding a real yam. This is part of an elaborate conspiracy that is tied up with the fake moon landing, fluoride in the water, and the DHARMA Initiative.
Since the weather is turning warm again I hope to be posting more recipes that can be cooked outside, either on the grill or in the dutch oven. If it is still cold where you are you can still enjoy this recipe fresh from the broiler pan.
Maple Citrus Glazed Sweet Potatoes
> 1/4 cup real maple syrup
> 1 Tbsp soy sauce
> 1 tsp mustard
> 3 garlic cloves, minced
> 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
> about 3 lbs sweet potatoes
1. Combine all of the ingredients except the sweet potatoes together in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch rounds. Add the potatoes to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.
My notes for this recipe:
1. If you substitute lemon juice for lime juice you lose a lot of the flavor.
2. Getting the right heat and the right distance from the flame takes some experience and experimentation. You might want to practice with one piece of potato at a time until you get it right.
3. You should use a vegetable grill rack (see below.) The pieces of potato have a tendency to slip into the fire.