Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Honey Recipe

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Sweet potato wedges are seasoned to please in this savory side dish from Gay Nel Nicholas of Henderson, Texas. "My husband and I love the sweet spuds any way they are cooked," she notes. "This recipe from a friend is not only different, it's delicious, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 158 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the soy sauce, sherry or juice, honey, water and garlic; pour over potatoes and toss gently.
  3. Drain sweet potatoes, reserving soy sauce mixture. Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer in a grill basket coated with cooking spray. Brush potatoes with oil. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender, basting with reserved soy sauce mixture and turning occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Sweet Potatoes in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 158 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

These are excellent! I forgot to add the sherry/apple juice and they still turned out great. We used a frying pan on the grill to cook these. I also added 1 Tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds during the last few minutes of grilling. Don't add earlier or they will burn. I made this to go along with the Sesame Ginger Chicken and Sesame Vegetable Medley recipes from this site.

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