roasted purple yams

In culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, gluten-free, side dishes, vegan, vegetarian on 05.10.11 at 5:32 pm

totally diggin’ another fab find from a trip to the local farmers’ market… purple yams!

a big fan of vibrant spring colours, i was totally drawn to these rich purple veggies at the farmers’ market and knew that another culinary experiment was just around the corner… i’ve dabbled with sweet potatoes in a few dishes before, but this was a first for purple yams in my kitchen. so now what? inspired by fellow foodie blogger what have we got here?‘s recipe, i decided to try roasting purple yams…

– preheat oven to 350F

purple yam roast:
in a large ramekin or baking dish, layer the following ingredients:
– two organic purple yams (sliced into half-rounds)
– two large shallots (rough chop)
– drizzle extra-virgin olive oil (evoo) in between layers
– add a dash of sea salt
– season w/ ground black peppercorns in between layers
– cover ramekin w/ lid & bake yams for 15-20min at 350F, or until shallots are caramelized & yams are tender

food styling:
– dish up in small ramekins
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– makes a fab side dish to add some colour to your dinner table

  1. I don’t think we have these where I am. Too bad too, aside from eggplant I don’t cook many purple veggies. Looks like a great recipe!


    • thanks! the sweet shallots complemented the purple yams really well. i’m loving all the colourful fruits & veggies in season right now. great palette to work with! :)


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