Grilled Thai Sweet Potatoes

I’m a mess when it comes to planning side dishes for meals.  Like, a complete mess.  It’s something I’ve always meant to improve on but haven’t yet.  I blame my self-diagnosed adult-onset ADD.  Don’t even ask about the last time we had both a veggie and a carb on the side of some protein because I can’t remember; it’s usually one or the other.  But these grilled Thai sweet potatoes are super easy, especially when you’ve already got the grill going for the main part of your meal.

Grilled Thai Sweet Potatoes

You’ll let the potato slices marinate in the most amazing dressing ever (yes, I’m still using it up) while the grill heats and you’ll grill both sides for a couple minutes each.  Nice grill marks are nearly a requirement here.  Then you can drizzle the hot potatoes with a little more dressing  as you serve them, if the desire strikes you – and it likely will because the dressing is addictive.  Healthy.  Easy.  Delicious.  My kind of side dish!

Grilled Thai Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

To speed up the cooking time on the grill, I microwaved the sweet potatoes for a couple minutes on high then sliced them. You could also bake them for about 20 minutes but in middle of the summer, who wants to turn the oven on just to grill some sweet potatoes?

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry, and poke a couple of holes in each of the sweet potatoes. Microwave them on high for 2 minutes, turn them over and cook for another 1 minute.
  2. Spread half of the dressing out in a shallow baking dish. Slice each potato into about ¼-inch thick slices. Lay the slices in the dressing, turning over to coat fully. Flip the slices every few minutes until you're ready to grill them.
  3. Heat a gas grill to high heat and allow the potato slices to marinate while the grill heats up. Brush a section of the grill with the vegetable oil to prevent the sweet potatoes from sticking.
  4. Add the potatoes to the oiled section of the grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through. The slices should have some nice grill marks on them and allow a sharp knife to easily pierce the centers. Serve warm with the remaining dressing drizzled over the potatoes, if desired.

Source

source: Smells Like Home original

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/04/grilled-thai-sweet-potatoes/

Grilled Thai Sweet Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 12min
  • Cook Time: 8min
  • Yield: 2-4 side servings

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes
1/3 cup sweet chili thai dressing
Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • 01

    Wash, dry, and poke a couple of holes in each of the sweet potatoes.  Microwave them on high for 2 minutes, turn them over and cook for another 1 minute.

  • 02

    Spread half of the dressing out in a shallow baking dish.  Slice each potato into about ¼-inch thick slices.  Lay the slices in the dressing, turning over to coat fully.  Flip the slices every few minutes until you’re ready to grill them.
    Heat a gas grill to high heat and allow the potato slices to marinate while the grill heats up.  Brush a section of the grill with the vegetable oil to prevent the sweet potatoes from sticking.

  • 03

    Add the potatoes to the oiled section of the grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.  The slices should have some nice grill marks on them and allow a sharp knife to easily pierce the centers.  Serve warm with the remaining dressing drizzled over the potatoes, if desired.

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  • April 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    We have grilled sweet potato rounds and/or grilled asparagus nearly every night of the week… just because they’re easy and I don’t have to think too hard 🙂

  • April 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Mmm such a lovely side!

  • April 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    This looks beyond delicious. I’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes and Thai flavors, so this is a definite win.

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