|Yam substitute...?Page 1 of 1 |
|I have a recipe for a wild salmon hash that includes yucky yams, (blechhhhk~!)....obviously not a fan....any suggestions for a good substitute....?|
appreciate any and all suggestions.....if i can't find a suitable replacement, i will just omit the ingredient altogether...hopefully without losing too much essence of the dish....
Posted: 9/20/2007 9:54:54 AM
|I would highly suggest parsnip|
Parsnip is wonderful...even better in soups
Posted: 9/20/2007 3:02:32 PM
|yup....parsnips it is...!...perfect solution...why didn't i think of that...d'uh ohhh....:)|
thank you That is Mommy2
Posted: 9/20/2007 3:23:57 PM
|I just figured that would be a wonderful roasted veg and it has great flavour|
when you get a chance tell us how it went, and then be sure to post the recipe
Posted: 9/20/2007 3:30:06 PM
|Butternut squash. It is about the same color, almost as sweet and full of fiber. I have made a very good "candied" butternut squash casserrole, too.|
Posted: 9/20/2007 7:25:27 PM
I have a recipe for a wild salmon hash
So what's the recipe?
Posted: 9/20/2007 7:53:08 PM
|You'll be happy to know I have the perfect yam substitute..how about a big clump of used azzwipe...or some cut up old tires...or fishing chum...tastes the same "or so I would imagine" good luck on that one Ladybug...I'm with you there..right up with yellow squash and zuchinni....|
Posted: 9/20/2007 10:36:42 PM
|i find mashed parsnip and carrots have a similiar taste to yams|
Posted: 9/21/2007 8:13:14 AM
how about a big clump of used azzwipe...or some cut up old tires...or fishing chum
hmmm....you feel pretty strongly about yams huh dude....?...yikes...!
thank you all for the suggestions, i've decide to go with the parsnips...i like that they have a mild flavor and aren't quite so sweet as the yams...i also think the texture is a pretty close match...
the recipe is from The Surreal Gourmet, (the guy in the toaster), he did a whole "Bed n Breakfast" thing that i am sooooo going to copy for a Thanksgiving weekend brunch....oyster shooters, this wild salmon hash topped with a poached egg and pink champagne hollandaise served in a martini glass and a lovely coffee dessert...very decandent...prolly add a few of my own little touches to the recipe to make it mine but lordy i love that guys creativity....
anyways, thanks again y'all...and you can look up the recipe on the foodnetwork site if your interested...:)
Posted: 9/21/2007 1:16:06 PM
|Sorry about that Ladybug...the words were already in my head on that one,,,and had to get them out..I think it was all the abuse as a child being smothered by wild salmon hash and beat with martini glasses...|
Posted: 9/21/2007 1:41:02 PM
|I beleive yams and sweet potatoes are the same...what about a red potatoe or red potatoe and parsnip mix....even some sort of orange meat squash. It depends on your tastes...now I love salmon with Indian wild rice...it is actually a grass...and cooked in orange juice or apple juice it is wonderful...let me know|
Posted: 9/21/2007 2:26:09 PM
|I agree with the parsnips, or perhaps turnips. Maybe just diced, regular potatoes, with some onion? Let us know how it went.|
Posted: 9/21/2007 4:32:51 PM
|Found this info and thought I would share.|
Yams vs. Sweet Potatoes
Yams and sweet potatoes are unrelated and cannot always be used interchangably, despite the fact that sweet potatoes have been called yams for centuries in North America, beginning when enslaved Africans applied their West African word nyami to the North American sweet potato that resembled their African yam. Nyami (or nyana) became yam in English, igname in French and ñame in Spanish.
There are many varieties of yams, and many varieties of sweet potatoes, and certain types of yams may be quite similar to certain types of sweet potatoes. Some of the yams commonly cultivated in Africa are usually very large, sometimes measuring several feet in length and over a hundred pounds in weight. Whether yams like those in Africa can be obtained outside the tropics is a matter of some debate, since so many stores sell sweet potatoes labeled as "yams". Genuine African-style yams would most likely be found in African, Carribean, Latino, or Asian markets, or large grocery stores that sell imported items like yuca. Yams have a brown peel that looks like the bark of a tree. The edible, inside portion ranges from light tan or pale yellow to red or purple. When large yams are sold in grocery stores they are usually cut into pieces weighting a few pounds each and wrapped in plastic.