Recipes: Issue 86
Scott Hagnas

Japanese Mountain Yam

This month's "expand your menu" food is the Japanese mountain yam, sometimes also known as a Chinese wild yam. It's also known as nagaimo. This tuber is known for its immune enhancing and anti-inflammatory properties. Mountain yams are easy to find in any Asian market.

They peel very easily, but you'll then find that the yams are very slimy or mucilaginous. Hang on to the tubers and your knife carefully! Don't worry -...

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