Friday, February 19, 2010

Sweet Braised Yam


Yam is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. This tasty side dish is one of my favorites!! You can use pumpkin, sweet potatoes or maybe even plain potatoes for this recipe as well. I don't cook side dishes too often but when I do, I like to cook something that my family will actually eat. My almost-2-year-old boy is a little picky about what he eats and he LOVES this yam dish. So I'm thinking I need to cook this more often. :)


Sweet Braised Yam

Ingredients:

1 large yam, peeled and diced into bite sized chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup chicken broth/stock
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)


Directions:

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic and ginger and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring regularly.

Add the yam pieces, sprinkle with sugar. Cook for 8-10 minutes, turning th pieces regularly until the yam is golden and just tender.

Add the chicken stock/broth and fish sauce, bring to the boil and cook, turning the yam over regularly, until all the liquid has evaporatd. Sprinkle with lim juice and crushed rd pepper, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve. It is great with a curry or steamed white rice.

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60 comments:

  1. This looks great, I love the flavor combinations. I will have to make this soon.

    I just love your blog...there are so many recipe I want to try!

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  2. This looks so great! I love yams and this is a new twist on them I've never seen before. I've been trying to do more side dishes lately.

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  3. I am mighty partial to Yams and these braised Yams could easily become my favorite.

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  4. Ooooh....that looks delicious. I love that sticky golden look. I will have to try with sweet potatoes :D

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  5. Looks great!! I'd love to try this with sweet potatoes... I'll let you know how it goes!

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  6. Sounds good to me. I bet my girlfriend would love it, yams are one of her favorites.

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  8. Lovely! Do you think I could do a vegetarian version with vegetable stock and without fish sauce?

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  9. Alessandra-
    Yes, you can definitely use a vegetable stock and the fish sauce is optional. :) I hope it turns out good!

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  10. They have a delicious color to them. I never cook yams but I may just have to start. I only hope mine can turn out looking half as tasty as yours.

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE yams - thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  12. Yams are an all time favorite of mine. Love them...roasted with maple syrup is great.

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  13. I love yams....I'll be making this..

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  14. Looks great Sook. I love the flavors...bookmarked.

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  15. What a lovely side dish - I love yams.

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  16. I made very similar yams this past week - they were so good! I never thought to use fish sauce in it, great idea!

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  17. Yams are really versatile and over here, we are able to get a few varieties of them... your dish will definitely make for a good side dish. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. what a great side, I love yams and with fish sauce--yummy!!

    sweetlife

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  19. I've never eaten yams, but these sound so great. If that picky little one loved them then you know they are a real winner! My 8 year old daughter is getting pickier by the day. I wonder if she would try this?

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  20. So tasty! I need to try this one!

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  21. Oh that's a delish looking side ... helathy too. Mmmmm, I love making atuff the family will love as it makes life so much more worthwhile!

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  22. Looks delicious!
    You have a lovely space .

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  23. I adore your savory version of braising yams, they look beautifully browned.

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  24. This will be my midnight snack!

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  25. What a unique way to prepare yams! They sound so delicious - love the ginger flavor.

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  26. why oh why doesn't my family like yams? i could eat a fabulous dish like this any day of the week!

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  27. I love the flavors you have combined in the recipe. delicious.
    Mimi

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  28. I just love veggies, and these yams look delish!

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  29. this look delicious and tempting!! I love yams. =)

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  30. Looks yummy, I always eat yams during the holidays and forget about them after...I'm going to make this soon

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  31. I adore yams! Why don't we eat them more?? This is such a beautiful dish Sook.

    Laura

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  32. Those yams look wonderful! My daughter would love this side dish!

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  33. Gosh this looks so great and tempting!!

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  34. yam is lovely and that one is s dishy dish....mmmmm salivating. ^^

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  35. Looks fabulous with the sticky sauce on the yam. Bet it tastes good too!

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  36. This looks beautiful,the recipe is just so good that am sure it must have been awesome..

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  37. Unique way of cooking yams. I will give this a try.

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  38. That's a creative and delicious recipe! I have never tried yams cooked this way...so intriguing!

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  39. first time here and I adore your blog!! We love asian food and there are many recipes here that I can't wait to try!!

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  40. I love yams, and the sound of this dish sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing a divine sounding recipe.

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  41. Oh my Sook, your sweet potatoes look so delicious! I like your braising method. This is a keeper, thanks...

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  42. Sook - I always love reading the comments you post on my blog! It definitely makes me day every time!

    And these look amazing! I think I might make them for dinner tomorrow...

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  43. i could imagine myself eating this dish by mushing it over my rice... yum yam!

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  44. Yum! We don't see a lot of yams here, but we are big fans of sweet potatoes.

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  45. Hi

    This preparation looks so tasty and healthy that I would try it very soon.

    Deepa

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  46. yummylecious yam...sooo rich looking...

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  47. I almost said "AHH!" out loud when I saw this, because it looks so good!

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  48. Thanks for posting this!
    I just bought a yam and this would sound delicious. :]

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  49. oh boy, i'd love this! the black, charred parts would be my absolute favorite, and lime juice is a great finisher!

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  50. I've never had garlic with the yams, but it does sound delicious. I love the blackened, charred pieces!

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  51. Bet it can be a great dessert as well.

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  52. I love white sweet potatoes too, but I know most prefer yellow or orange yams.

    I never got into my southern upbringing of eating them with brown sugar and marshmellows 'ewww' to me!

    I however like the thought of fish sauce and brown sugar, so I will have to make them this way! Now a trip to my local Asian market for fish sauce!

    Thanks Sook you so inspire me!

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  53. What a totally killer recipe. That is going into my "save" pile. Yum.

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  54. I love candied yams and only imagie I would love your braised yams just as much. Fabulous sounding recipe and gorgeous photos!

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  55. Oh YUM! I love anything sweet potato. I'll definitely have to try this!

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  56. I am sooo making this! Excellent way to prepare sweet potatoes. Many thanks!

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  57. We loved these...and they are great for little babies too!!!

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