Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Yellow Yam Rundown with Shrimp

Many of you would have heard about the infamous Jamaican Yellow Yam in recent years due to the renowned success of Jamaican track-star Usain Bolt. Usain hails from the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica which is known for its great tasting Yellow Yams, therefore his sprint success has been humorously associated with the nutrients and “vigor” that this starch provides. Whether that is a fact, we are yet to find out, but the Yellow Yam reigns as one of the supreme starches of the Jamaican diet. Today we give you a tasty recipe in which we combine this starch with Shrimp. and it is “Oh so good!” Check it out below.


For 6 people

  • 1 tablespoon(s) Margarine
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme, chopped
  • 2 pound(s) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) hot pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Coconut Milk
  • 4 cup(s) yellow yam, diced, boiled
  • 1 small Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1/2 cup(s) red sweet pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) green sweet pepper, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 cup(s) red sweet pepper, julienne
  • 1 sprig(s) parsley

Jamaican Yellow Yam Rundown with Shrimp Directions

 Heat sauté pan, add Margarine and allow to melt.

Add garlic, onion, escallion and thyme and sauté for about 1 minute.

Add the shrimp and cook until they develop a pretty pink colour. Stir in hot pepper and Coconut Milk.

Fold in the boiled yam, Whole Kernel Corn, diced peppers, Black Pepper and salt.

Recipe Note: Deboned chicken may be used in place of shrimp.

Method Note: Julienne: to cut into thin strips.

To Serve: Display on a platter garnished with julienne pepper and chopped parsley.  Serve hot.


What do you think about this dish, have you ever tried it before? Hail us up in the comments below.

via Grace Foods



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