Dasheen

Category: Cutting Terms
Submitter: Chef_Frank

Dasheen


[Caribbean] Also known a coco, taro and tannia, dasheen is a starchy tuber that is usually served boiled or cut up and used as a thickener in hearty soups. While considered by some to have a texture and flavor superior to that of a Jerusalem artichoke or potato. Potatoes can often be used as a substitute for dasheen in recipes. Dasheen is often called coco, but coco is actually a slightly smaller relative of dasheen.

Submitted on:  Sat, 12-Jun-2010, 16:26