Sunday, November 17, 2013

Brown Sugar-Rum Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime Zest

Long time no post. This has been in my drafts for way too long. It's a great recipe we really enjoyed. 

It's been the usual crazy here in my house, hope to be posting again soon.







Brown Sugar and Rum Glazed Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime
original recipe by Bobby Flay, from the book Barbecue Addiction

4 sweet potatoes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup dark rum
grated zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil

Put the sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with cold water by 2 inches, and add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a skewer or paring knife inserted into the center of a sweet potato meets with slight resistance, about 30 minutes. Drain well and let cool. Cut each sweet potato into wedges.

Heat grill to medium.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the brown sugar, stir and cook until smooth. Increase the heat, add the rum, and cook until reduced by about half. Add the lime zest and juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Brush the sweet potatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes. Brush with some of the rum glaze and grill for one minute longer.

Remove the sweet potatoes to a platter and brush with more of the glaze.

35 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy, I love sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope all is well, have a happy week!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Took off from blogging, taking care of my mom. Hope to be back posting again. I've missed seeing your beautiful pictures.

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  2. These flavors with the Sweet Potatoes sound so good, Carol! I stopped in and it was great to see your post. Have a good Thanksgiving!
    ~Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Yummy...I am so happy to see you back blogging, Carol!

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  4. Hi! Great to see your post! Also, yummy recipe perfect for the season.

    Sending you strength in taking care of your Mom. I too having an aging parent, my Dad is 94. Some days leaves no time for blogging :)

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  5. Hi Carol, it is so nice to see you back! I wish you strength and patience, while taking care of your mom, I know how hard things can be, I've spent more than 3 months at the hospital with my father-in-law this year..On a happier note, I love your sweet potato recipe and I wish you and your family a very Happy and relaxing Thanksgiving :)

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    1. I hope your father in law is doing well. Best wishes to him.

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  6. Welcome back,dear Carol!We have missed you a lot,sweetheart!
    Great comeback recipe!
    Many kisses from Greece!

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  7. I welcome any new sweet potato recipes! I'll be making this soon as I have a bag of sweet potatoes staring me in the face. Welcome back!

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  8. Good to see you BACK!! I love sweet potatoes!

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  9. Thank you all for the good wishes regarding my mom. She passed away peacefully over the summer. It's been a big adjustment for our family and we've slowly gotten back to our somewhat normal routine. I still haven't been cooking as much as I used to, need to start again :)

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  10. They look delicious, Carol, I love sweet potatoes.

    Hope all is well there, a war zone here. :(

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  11. This is a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes.

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  12. Tis the season for sweet potatoes and I love finding new recipes. Thanks for this one.

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  13. Great to see you Carol!

    You've featured all of my favorite fall foods. Yes, I know Rum is not food...per se, but it is a food 'enhancer,' or so I'm told.

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    1. LOL, Sol, definitely a food enhancer!

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  14. Carol, so glad to see you back. I totally get the tweed for time away to adjust, I haven't totally gotten back to normal here either but am trying.

    What a delicious way to prepare sweet potatoes. The grill flavor and lime sound so good,

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  15. I'm the only one in my family who likes sweet potatoes. I think I'll treat myself and add it to our Thanksgiving menu. I hope you and your family enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving, Carol.

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  16. Thank you all for the nice comments. Wishing all who celebrate a very happy Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season!!

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  17. This sounds like a great recipe for this summer and we pull out the grill at the cottage in Maine. Terrific to see a post from you. I'm sure your mother appreciates your care. :)

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  18. I'm so sorry to read in your comments that your mother passed away...my heartfelt condolences.

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  19. Now this is my kind of recipe. Love lime and sweet potatoes but hadn't thought to put them together!

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  20. I just wanted to stop by to say that I hope you and your family have as nice of a holiday season as you can and that 2014 will bring you all the best.

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    1. Thank you so much. I wish the same for you and yours :)

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  21. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas time, Carol, health, joy and happiness throughout the New Year! :)

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    1. Thank you! Best wishes to you and yours :)

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  22. Well, winter's not starting out very well... please, stay safe and warm. I'd love to see you back here this year.

    Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your sweet family, Carol!

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    1. Thanks, Sol! Happy and healthy to you and your family as well.

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  23. I thought you took your blog down. Linda (on GB) mentioned it and when I looked it wasn't here. Must have been a glitch.

    Hope you're doing well, Carol.

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    1. Hi Cindy! And Linda :)
      I was hacked, Blogger had to review it and now they've restored my blog. I need to start cooking again! Hope all is well with you :)

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