ROASTED YAMS WITH WALNUT MAPLE GINGER BUTTER
This is a variation of a recipe from my friend Mary, It goes great with Steakhouse Filet Mignon and Blue-Cheese sauce!
4 to 6 small to medium size yams, washed
1/2 C salted butter (1 stick), softened
2 T maple syrup
1 tsp. peeled, grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cardamon
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 C chopped walnuts
cinnamon-sugar for dusting
Pierce yams with a fork. Set yams directly on oven rack and bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees.
Place softened butter, maple syrup, graded ginger, cardamom, and pepper in a mixing bowl and blend well with a fork. Add walnuts and mix in. Place 1 to 2 T of mixture into tiny condiment bowls (I used stainless steel ones), sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve along side yam on plate so that everyone can add their own.
Makes 4 to 6 depending on number of guest.