Preparation of Anauá Yams
Method of Preparation
- Remove up to 1.5 cm from the ends as they may be stiff (fibrous). Cut the yam into slices, approximately 1.5 cm wide, remove the peel and place them in a sauce pan with plenty of water and salt to taste.
- Let it cook for about 20 minutes (or until it is soft) and is ready for consumption. It can be served with olive oil, butter or other garnish of your preference.
- Serve the Anauá yam in the water in which it was cooked so that it stays soft.
Unlike other tubers the Anauá yam is very hydrophilic, when stored without water, it quickly becomes dry. Cooked yams that were not consumed can be stored for a day or two in the refrigerator, submerged in fresh water to maintain their consistency.
Anauá yam don’t need to be necessarily consumed all at once. You can prepare only the desired amount and store the rest out of the refrigerator. The raw yam should be stored in a dry, ventilated place at a temperature above 14 ° C, by doing this the ANAUA yam can last for several days.
Anauá Yam Souffle
Ingredients: 2 slices of cooked and smashed Anauá yam ½ of a medium onion 2 garlic cloves two egg yolks two whisked egg whites 1 grated small carrot ¼ cup of milk or water that they am was boiled in; Salt and pepper to taste. Method of Preparation: Pre heat the oven...
Anauá Yam Soup
Ingredients: 1 medium Anauá yam; 1 table spoon of grated ginger; 2 cloves of crushed garlic; 1 chopped red onion; 1 cup of water; 1 cup of watercress; 5 mint leaves; 1 table spoon of chopped chives; Salt to taste. Method of Preparation: Put a non stick pan over the...
Mashed Anauá Yam
Ingredients: three slices of cooked Anauá yam; ½ table spoon of butter or olive oil; ¼ cup of milk; nutmeg to taste; Salt and black pepper to taste. Method of Preparation: smash the ingredients until it has a homogeneous consistency and serve. Tip: great sidedish for...
Anauá Yam Gratin
Ingredients: one medium Anauá yam cut into thin slices 2 table spoons of butter 200 mg of gruyer cheese 200 mg of heavy cream 1 chopped onion 2 garlic cloves 100 mg of milk nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Method of Preparation: In a medium sauce pan melt the butter...