What to do with yams
Tips and easy ideas to inspire you to cook and eat yams.
Yams are a yummy addition to a roast; use them instead of potatoes or kumara.
Try yam mash; it's nice with grilled meat like lamb cutlets.
A yam cooked for 40-50 seconds in the microwave makes a good snack for toddlers.
Sliced yams are great in stir-fries, especially if still slightly crisp.
Lightly cooked and sliced with a lemon or lime vinaigrette, yams make a great salad base.
Yams have a natural sweetness which works well with ginger, orange or sweet-and-sour type sauces.
Yams are delicious drizzled with manuka honey and roasted in the oven until soft and caramelised.
Roast yams with red onions and pumpkin and toss through pasta for a quick delicious dinner.
Grate yams and use raw in salads – try yam and carrot with a lemony dressing.
- Lightly cook yams in the microwave, then stir-fry with sliced almonds and freshly grated ginger.