Recipe: Chas’s Microwaved Yam Strawberry Surprise


Made this on the fly this morning from some farmers’ market items and stuff I had around, and it worked! Micromanaged instructions are aimed at me; please don’t be insulted and feel free to adjust to your needs.

Per serving:

  • 1 large yam, about 1 pound (I suspect it’s actually a sweet potato but the farmer calls it a yam)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 pint of frozen strawberries
  • ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  1. Wash the yam and strawberries.
  2. Use a fork to poke holes all over the yam (no I don’t peel it, because fiber).
  3. Nuke the yam at 50% for 10 min for one serving (your microwave may vary). For multiple servings, increase the cooking time slightly.
  4. Then nuke the strawberries on defrost at the 1 pound setting. Again, for multiple servings, increase the cooking time slightly.
  5. While the strawberries are nuking, slice the yam in half. Watch out, it’s hot!
  6. Pour the strawberries and the freed strawberry juice over the yam.
  7. Drizzle the EVOO over it all.
  8. Dig in!

This turns out to be a variation on my Chas’s Microwaved Yam Surprise, and an absolutely delicious one at that.

For anyone who looks askance at using ground pepper with strawberries, I refer them to the Food Network’s Roasted Strawberries with Black Pepper recipe.

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