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Easy Spicy Salad with Smoked Sweet Potatoes
Easy Spicy Salad with Smoked Sweet Potatoes
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INGREDIENTS

 

For the sweet potato rub:

 

  • Paprika – 2 tbsps
  • Kosher salt – 1 tbsp
  • Brown sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Chipotle chili pepper – 1 tsp
  • Dry mustard – ½ tsp

 

For the salad:

 

  • Sweet potatoes – 2 lbs, peeled, cut into ¼ inch thick half-moons
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsps
  • Bacon – 4 slices
  • Smoking oak sawdust chips – 2 tbsps
  • Mayonnaise – ¾ cup
  • Fresh cilantro – ¼ cup, finely chopped
  • Whole-grain mustard – 2 tbsps
  • Adobo sauce – 2 tsps
  • Fresh ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Kosher salt – 1 tsp
  • 2 scallions, all parts, thinly sliced

 

Cooking Equipment: stovetop smoker

 

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prepare the rub by mixing everything from the ‘for the rub’ section in a small bowl.
  2. Put potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to boil; simmer for about 10 minutes. Drain, place in a large bowl, toss with 2 tbsps of the rub to coat well.
  3. Fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp; crumble and set aside.
  4. Put the sawdust evenly in the bottom of the smoker. Place the potatoes evenly on the rack; close the lid; turn to medium heat. Smoke for 15 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are completely cooked.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the mayo with mustard, adobo sauce, scallions, and chopped cilantro; season with salt and pepper. Add half of the bacon crumbs. Toss with sweet potatoes until combined; add the remaining bacon. Refrigerate before serving.