Honey-Lime Sweet Potatoes


A bit smoky, a bit caramel-y, a bit tangy and definitely sweet. This is a simple yet interesting recipe for sweet potatoes that calls for parboiling large thickly sliced pieces, grilling them and then basting them in a honey-lime sauce. These would make a great accompaniment to grilled chicken or burgers come high grilling season this summer.

Honey-Lime Sweet Potatoes
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Essentials of Grilling
Ingredients
  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into slices 1/2 inch thick 
  • Melted unsalted butter for brushing, plus 2 Tablespoons. butter 
  • 1/2 cup honey, at room temperature 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, finely sliced (optional)
Method
  1. Bring a saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil over high heat. Add the sweet potato slices and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. 
  2. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Brush the potato slices with the melted butter. Grill the potato slices over the hottest part of a charcoal fire or directly over the heat elements of a gas grill, turning once, until fork-tender, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, mix the honey and lime juice until smooth. Add the 2 Tablespoons butter and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the sweet potatoes on both sides with the glaze and grill them briefly, turning once, about 30 seconds per side. Garnish with chives if desired. Serve hot. 
Serves 6.

23 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

What sweet, wonderful flavors!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love the lime in this Christine. I also like that they are a bit smoky too. Sweet potatoes can sometimes be too sweet for me without some extra flavors, which you definitely have here. The chives give it a nice touch too.

Let's get grilling.
Sam

Joanne said...

The honey/lime/sweet potato combo is one of my favorites and I'm thinking it would be even BETTER with the smoky grill touch added in! love this!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

It is a beautiful spring day today and we just might have to make this on the grill for dinner!

tasteofbeirut said...

I adore sweet potatoes and I can just imagine how tasty these must be, especially after that grilling part!

lisa is cooking said...

I've parboiled and grilled yukon golds but not sweet potatoes--yet. The honey lime sauce sounds fantastic with them!

White Hot Oven said...

These look heavenly... how I love sweet potatoes. Think I know what to put on the grocery list this week!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love sweet potatoes, and this sounds like a nice, new (to me) way to prepare them. Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

The honey and lime must make for an unbelievable flavor on top of that I love roasted or grilled sweet potatoes more than anything. I will try this in the oven. Beautiful, simple, healthy but so good!

Magic of Spice said...

What a lovely balance of flavors, they look so good! Will have to add them to my grilling menu :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!

sally said...

Honey lime sauce and sweet potatoes--sounds like a great combination!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

That's really different - lime is such an interesting flavor - never thought about it with sweet potatoes, but it sounds so good!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I absolutely love sweet potatoes and this sounds like a wonderful way to prepare them in the summer (when I usually don't make them). Lovely flavors!

Megan said...

I'll definitely have to try this recipe now that I have access to a grill and am trying to teach myself how to use it!

Stephanie said...

Oh good grief, these look fab!

About Last Weekend said...

Looks perfect...I already do a lot of sweet potatoes - we call them kumara in New Zealand and these ones look so so delish with the lime!

nancy at good food matters said...

it's been a balmy spring--grilling time is here. I really like the combination of honey and lime.

Lori Lynn said...

Awesome combination of flavors!
LL

Lyndsey said...

What beautiful bright orange sweet potatoes! I'll bet these gflavor work wonders all together!

lostpastremembered said...

Funny, for years I thought of sweet potatoes as gloppy things you had to have as a side dish on Thanksgiving. I was so wrong, lime, honey even ginger... they make the sweet potato spectacular!!! Great dish.

Barbara said...

Oh Christine...this is a lovely side dish. The flavors you've added are perfect. Simple to make on the grill and color on the plate as well as tasty.

El said...

Sweet potatoes are delicious. Perfect side dish ( or in my case, a snack).

vianney said...

A lovely side dish for a family style diiner. I love them!!