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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

This appealing side dish from American cuisine can be barbecued and I am sure it will become one of your favorite dishes.
  Yams 1 3⁄4 Pound, scrubbed and patted dry (4 Medium Sized, 1 1/2 To 1 3/4 Pound)
  Anaheim chili 2
  Green onions 6
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon (Wegman'S)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Sargento Fancy, Natural Variety)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Preheat grill on MEDIUM-HIGH.

1. Clean grill with wire brush. Using soft cloth, coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil.

2. Wrap each yam in aluminum foil; grill covered until tender, 30-40 min, turning occasionally.

3. Grill peppers until blistered, about 10 min; peel, seed and chop finely*. Brush scallions with olive oil and grill about 8 min, turning occasionally until tender; chop finely. Combine with peppers.

4. Unwrap foil partially when yams are cooked; slit and fluff with fork. Add 2 Tbsp Monterey Jack and 1/4 of grilled chopped peppers and scallions to each yam. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Rewrap yams and grill another 5 minutes to melt cheese. Serve immediately.

Chef Tip(s):
*For ease of handling and quick peeling, plunge charred peppers immediately into bowl of ice water.
For spicier flavor, add 1 minced jalapeno pepper and 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro to pepper and scallon mixture in step 2.
Please see video

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Vegetable, Yam
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Grilled Sweet Potatoes or Yams are an ideal side dish for American meals. Learn to grill them perfectly as shown in the video. The chef also shares some valuable tips which are not to be missed.

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veg.foodie's picture
Very nicely done!! I love sweet potatoes and yams... grilling them is just another great way to cook them apart from au gratins and bakes!