Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes

Sherri Williams

By
@logansw

Let's "WOW" your family and friends during this grilling season. The grill is not just for hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs and chicken. Try out my newest grilled creation "South meets Jamaica". Happy Cooking! sw:)


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Grill

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We really loved this dish! The sweet potatoes were terrific straight off the grill... even before being topped off with the yummy maple syrup, nuts and cheese. And the shrimp marinade is to-die-for. Next time, I plan to double the marinade so there's even more flavor to go around!

Ingredients

SPICED RUM GRILLED SHRIMP

1 1/2 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 large
lime juice
1 large
lime, zest
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
4 Tbsp
spiced rum
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, chopped
3
garlic cloves, minced
kosher salt, to taste

GRILLED SWEET POTATO

3 large
sweet potatoes
1/4 c
maple syrup**more if you wish**
2 oz
pecans, chopped
1 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
1 tsp
cinnamon
2 oz
crumbled goat cheese
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin...for brushing

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the spiced rum grilled shrimp. Thread shrimp on pre-soaked skewers. Let shrimp marinate for 30 minutes up to an hour.
2
On a hot grill cooke shrimp 1-2 minutes on the first side then flip and bush shrimp with the marinade and cook second side about 30-45 seconds. Do not over cook. Place skewers on a platter.
3
Boil sweet potatoes until fork tender. Set potatoes aside to cool. Remove skins and slice in 1/4 inch slices. Brush both sides of the sweet potatoes with extra virgin olive oil.
4
In a small mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, lime juice and cinnamom. Whisk well.
5
On a hot grill, cook potatoes 2-3 minutes on each side. Place grilled sweet potatoes on a warm platter.
6
Drizzle the maple syrup mixture on the potatoes. Top off with the pecan pieces and goat cheese. Garnish with cilantro.

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