23 October, 2015
Roasted Yams with Cilantro and Lime JuiceComments : 8 Posted in : Side Dish on by : Cook Plate Fork Tags: Agrobacterium, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Baking, Barbecue, Batman, cilantro, Cottage pie, dried cumin, easy side dish, Himalayan salt, lime juice, Pie, Plant, Potato, roasted vegetables, Sweet potato, tuberous vegetables, tubers, yams
Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? In some parts of North America, including Canada, the yam and sweet potato are enter twinded or in other words people think they are same.
The fact is, they are not. They both are tubers, and that is as far as it goes to being similar.
The yam are monocots related to lilies and grasses. Were as sweet potatoes are related to or we should say the unrelated morning glory family (Wikipedia ).
According to About Foods, yams are mostly sold in chunks sealed in plastic wrap, as they can grow up to 7 feet in length and weigh up to 150 pounds. (Home Cooking – About Food).
Better Homes and Garden (BHG) suggests storing yams in a cool dry place. Much like you would do with potatos.
BHG says do not store yams in the refrigerator as they will dry out (BHG).
Before we get on with our featured recipe, here is a link to a pdf file from the University of California on yams and sweet potatoes: LINK HERE.
Our featured recipe is: Roasted Yams with Cilantro and Lime Juice, and here is what you will need.
2 medium yams, washed and diced with skin on
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2 teaspoons dried cumin
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1/2 lime
Add the oil, cumin, and salt to a large mixing bowel. Mix together, then add died yams and toss to coat.
Spoon yams onto a baking sheet spread out evenly. Place baking sheet into a preheated 425 degree oven, and roast the diced yams for 30 to 40 minutes or until a fork can pierce them, turning once during the roasting process.
Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes. Add yams to a serving bowel along with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Mix gently to coat roasted yams.
Eat the dish as is or as a side dish with your favorite meat.
What Others Are Reading:
I love sweet potatoes. Sometimes I eat them plain and cold. 🙂
I love sweet potatoes as well’ the orange and purple ones. I like to make fried and chips with them. Though the vegetable tuber in our post is a yam – different from a sweet potato – until I wrote this article I thought yams were the same or another way to say sweet potato – but they are different 😃👍🏼
Great fall recipe.
Yes it is Jovian. My wife found the recipe. So simple to prepare, and great to eat as a snack!
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