Purple Yam Soup

Purple Yam Soup



Calories in serving



30 min


45 min

Yummy thick, rich and starchy soup with grated purple yam, and shrimp is one of many wonderful recipes from America. In America, yam often confused with sweet potato. Yam and sweet potato are from different plant species. Depending on the variety, a yam’s flesh may be various shades off white, yellow, purple, or pink, and the skin from off-white to dark brown color. Yam range from a size of sweet potato up to 100 lbs. You can find fresh or frozen yam at Asian markets or African markets. It is one of the best American recipes in USA. US people like  to prefer cooking this kind of food for serving their family and friends. Let’s start to make Purple Yam Soup with me.


Shrimp, peeled, de-veined and grounded0.25 kg
Teaspoon salt½
Teaspoon black pepper¼
Stalks green onion, chopped2
Cups water4
Cups fresh grated purple yam, or 1 package frozen grated purple yam2
Tablespoons fish sauce2
Teaspoon sugar1
Cup chopped sweet basil leaves,(option)1/3

Directions to make Purple Yam Soup

  1. In a small bowl, put shrimp, salt, black pepper and ½ amount of green onion together, mix well and set a side.
  2. Put water in a soup pot, cook till water boiling.
  3. Add purple yam in to the boiling water, stirs well, cook till purple yam tender.
  4. Add marinated shrimp, stirs well till shrimp turn darker color pink.
  5. Seasoning with fish sauce and sugar.
  6. Top with the remaining green onion and basil leaves.
  7. Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it with me

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