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Sep 062012
 

Sweet And Spicy Sweet Potatoes

With summer officially still here, well at least for a couple of weeks, I know a lot of people are still grilling and these potatoes are excellent on the grill. We are fortunate enough here to use our grill year round and we take advantage of that in a big way. When husband used to live up north, he told me he even grilled out during the winter months with snow on the ground! I told ya he was a bit wacked! But seriously, doesn’t everyone like to cook out? And now with fall weather starting to edge it’s way in, it’s even nicer cooking out with the temps starting to drop down so as to make it not so unbearable!


.Sweet And Spicy Sweet Potatoes
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into wedges.
  2. Steam potatoes for about 5-7 minutes or until almost tender.
  3. Combine the next 5 ingredients in a baking dish add the potatoes and toss to coat.
  4. Drain potatoes, saving the soy mixture for basting.
  5. Place potatoes in a single layer in a grilling basket and brush with the oil.
  6. Cook, covered with grill lid down over medium heat (350 degrees) for about 15 minutes.
  7. Turn and baste potatoes several time during the cooking process.

 

With sweet potatoes starting to come into the vegetable stands, this recipe is a must! Did you know that yams and sweet potatoes are two different veggies all together, as the sweet potatoes are much higher in beta-carotene and much lower in calories, I go for that one! So next time you go to buy sweet potatoes, make sure you’re getting the real deal………..enjoy!

 

Sep 012012
 

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

We love to try different sauces when we cook on the grill and this recipe is great on pork or poultry although we prefer it for our ribs!

Happy Labor Day Ya’ll

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teas ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until well blended and slightly thickened.

 

Like I’ve said before, we don’t care for bottled BBQ sauce and always make our own…..happy Labor Day and enjoy your cookout!

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