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Tangerine Frisee Salad with Grilled Sweet Potatoes

June 23, 2010

Ellie and I were sitting at the CSA pickup researching interesting ways to use frisee other than the usual – mixed into a spring mix type salad. I came across this one which I am excited to try out myself:

Tangerine Frisee Salad with Grilled Sweet Potatoes
From: emily anne finch

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peel on
  • Water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 heads frisée lettuce, curly endive, romaine lettuce, or a combination
  • 1/2 cup olive or peanut oil
  • 5 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chervil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted poppy seeds
  • 4 tangerines, peeled and sectioned
  • Salt and pepper

Wash sweet potatoes and boil in water until cooked ¾ through, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool and slice ¼” thick.
Do not peel.
For marinade, combine oil, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and parsley sprigs in a resealable plastic bag.
Add sweet potato slices, turning to coat.
Close bag and marinate 6 to 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally to distribute marinade.Wash greens and separate from core.
Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
In large bowl, combine oil, wine, honey mustard, vinegar, chervil, and poppy seeds.
Add tangerine slices and toss to coat.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add greens and toss.

Remove sweet potato slices from marinade and place in center of cooking grate.
Grill until warm, about 8 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time.
Set aside and keep warm.

Arrange salad on large platter and garnish with grilled sweet potato slices.

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