Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mashed Gingered Yams Recipe (Vegan)

I wanted a different way to cook yams other than just roasting them or making Baked Yam Fries. I played around with spices and discovered that ginger goes really well with roasted yams. Using carmelized, roasted yams and ginger in this recipe really makes a flavorful side dish.

Mashed Gingered Yams Recipe (Vegan)

2 medium yams (1.5 lbs total)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp dried ground ginger spice
1 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel the yams. Cut them in half, then in half again, and cut the remaining quarters in half. Put the yam pieces in a single layer in a 9x12 pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Drizzle a little olive oil over the yams, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan with a sheet of aluminum foil and roast the yams for 50 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and roast the yams for 10 more minutes (1 hour total roasting time).

When the yams are done roasting, have a mixing bowl ready. Transfer the carmelized, roasted yams to the mixing bowl, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the ginger, and use an electric hand mixer to whip up the mashed yams. Serves 2 adults (and one small child) as a side dish.

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