Roasted Yams with Honey

Roasted Yams and Organic Honey Recipe

While visiting friends in Los Angeles, we visited their local hangout in Venice. The restaurant is called Gjelina and the chef Travis Lett creates tantalizing “side dishes” . We splurged on a myriad of vegetables, salads and pizzas crispy from the wood fired oven. I noticed that the chef also uses honey in many of his dishes. This is a recipe I adapted from his terrific cookbook “Gjelina”.

 

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 3 tbsp EVO
  • Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Macadamia Blossom Honey
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Maldon Salt
  • 3 Green Onions Sliced Very Thinly
  • Cilantro Leaves

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt with lime juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and set aside
  3. Cut yams into eight wedges each. In large bowl, toss yams with honey, 1/2 Tablespoon crushed red pepper, add remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper tossing a few times while marinating for about 10 minutes
  4. Place the yams onto a brimmed baking sheet and roast until the edges are caramalized and soft when pierced with fork. ..about 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer to serving platter, drizzle with lime yogurt and garnish with green onions and remaining crushed pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Season with flaky salt
  6. Serve warm.

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