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Yams with Ginger and Cinnamon Print Email


The health-promoting carotenoids found in yams not only give them their beautiful color but give you a great source of pro-vitamin A, which is important for enhancing your immune fuction. The yam's rich fiber content helps fill you up without filling out your hips and waistline.

6 cups yams (orange sweet potatoes), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
½ medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1-½ TBS finely minced fresh ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
½ TBS honey
1 TBS + 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
salt and white pepper to taste

Slice onions and chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
Cut yams into 1" cubes.

Heat 1 TBS broth in a 12-inch or larger stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute, stirring constantly.

Add yams, cinnamon, honey, and 1 cup broth. Mix and simmer over low heat covered for about 15 minutes, or until yams are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Serves 4 - The George Mateljan Foundation
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