Thursday, May 6, 2010

"UFOs", delicious and interesting "Unidentified Food Objects"......

 I did a poll a couple of months ago with this vegetable.   I asked if you thought it might be a turnip, horseradish, a parsnip, or jicama.  If you answered jicama, you were correct!  It is a delicious root vegetable primarily grown in Mexico.  It is best enjoyed raw in salads or on a vegetable platter.  It has a very crisp, light sweetness to it.   Below you will find an excellent grilled chicken entree salad with lots of "goodies" in it.  Make your own crispy, baked tortilla strips!  You will be so impressed with yourself!!

This UFO is yuca.  This is a very carbohydrate rich vegetable primarily grown in South America.  It is a bit of a process to prepare, however,  worth the effort.  I love it simply seasoned and prepared.  Oven roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.   Below you will find a couple of recipes centered around this understated UFO.  A delicious Tequila Lime Marinated Steak with a spicy and flavorful chimichurri sauce.  I round out the meal with a cool cucumber salad.  There is nothing like trying something new.  Enjoy!

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