Smoky Low and Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Walnuts and Crumbled Feta

 

Smoky Low and Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Walnuts and Crumbled Feta

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 6 taters
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 1/2 dozen small-medium sweet potatoes rinsed and scrubbed
  • Olive oil
  • 6 sheets tin foil cut in 6-inch increments
  • 4 cups walnuts chopped
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorn to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 cups feta cheese crumbled
  • Raisins premium jumbo medley
  • A Bachelor & His Grill's Simple Homemade Balsamic reduction

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 450 degrees using the 2-zone method (see notes below).
  • Lightly brush the sweet potatoes with oil, wrap in tin foil, and poke holes in the potatoes with a knife or fork.
  • Lay the potatoes over the indirect, cooler grates. Turning intermittently, grill for 45 minutes with the lid closed or until just fork tender. Remove from the grill. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, toss the walnuts in olive oil and liberal dose of salt and pepper. In a large heavy bottom pan, roast walnuts for 8-12 minutes over direct heat until golden brown, stirring regularly. Remove from the grill. Set aside to cool over a cooling rack.
  • Prepare balsamic reduction (recipe below)
  • Serve by slicing potato length-wise. Dust with garlic powder and cinnamon. Load with walnuts, feta, and raisins. Drizzle with balsamic. Season additionally, to taste.

Notes

Creating a 2-zone Grilling Surface:
1-burner grill – leverage the warming shelf, lined with tin foil, to remove the meat from direct contact with the grill grates. 2-burner grill – heat the right side to hot and leave the left side off. 3-burner grill – heat the far right side to hot, the middle to low-medium and the left side off. 4-burner grill – heat the two right zones to high and leave the two left zones off.

 

Simple Homemade Balsamic Reduction

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • cups balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Bring the balsamic vinegar, sugar and honey to a low simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to ½ cup and is syrup-like in consistency.
  • Remove the reduction from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes.

 

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