Baked Korean Yams w/ Honey & Ginger

January 31, 2010

Baked Korean yams w/ honey and ginger

I woke up today with a strong desire to cook yams for dinner. Instead of getting your standard yam, I decided to be a bit more adventurous and grabbed Korean Yams (Goguma). I found a recipe and began adapting away. Ginger, raw honey and cardamon compliment the goguma’s unique flavor and the lemon juice just makes it “pop”. In my opinion they have a plantain quality to them. The aroma created when baking this will fill the home instantly. Fun times!

Ingredients

3 pounds Korean Yam, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup raw honey
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, honey, ginger, olive oil, cardamom, and pepper. Transfer to a large cast iron frying pan. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir the potatoes to expose the pieces from the bottom of the pan. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelized on the outside. Squeeze lemon juice on top and serve.

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