Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Alistair Turnbull
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 38 Mins
Serves 6

Roasting sweet potatoes in a lightly ashed-over bed of coals turns their flesh fluffy and smoky. Drizzle with sour cream, and garnish liberally for a riot of textures, colors, and tastes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare a charcoal fire to medium-high. Let flames subside. Wrap potatoes in a double layer of foil. Nestle potatoes down into coals using tongs. Place a few coals on top. Roast potatoes 45 minutes or until very tender; remove from coals. Let stand 15 minutes.

Step 2

Unwrap potatoes; cut into large wedges. Place on a large platter. Spoon sour cream over the top. Drizzle with oil and lime juice, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with pomegranate, cilantro, watercress, and olives. Serve with lime wedges.

Recipe adapted from Slow Fires. Copyright 2015 by Justin Smillie. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. $40, 320 pages.