Jamaican Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Jamaican Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Jamaican Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have golden flesh and tan skin; yams are bright orange inside with a reddish tint to their skin. Choose your favorite for this recipe. The rum mixture melts over the hot potatoes or can be melted in a small pan on the grill and drizzled on!

Prep and Cook Time 30 minutes


Makes 6 servings


2 large (about 1-1/2 pounds) sweet potatoes or yams
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter, divided
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons dark rum
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Pierce potatoes in several places with fork. Place on paper towel in microwave. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender, rotating 1/4 turn halfway through cooking. Let stand 10 minutes. Diagonally slice about 1/2 inch off ends of potatoes. Continue cutting potatoes diagonally into 3/4-inch-thick slices.
  2. Combine brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and ginger in small bowl; mix well. Stir in rum and cilantro; set aside.
  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon margarine. With half of melted margarine, lightly brush one side of each potato slice. Grill slices margarine-side down on covered grill over medium coals 4 to 6 minutes or until grillmarked. Brush tops with remaining melted margarine; turn over and grill 3 to 5 minutes or until grillmarked. To serve, spoon rum mixture equally over potato slices.

Nutritional Information

Calories 195
Calories from Fat 18 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 56 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2-1/2
Fat 1/2

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