Jicama is a legume which grows underground. Often called a Mexican potato, it is crunchy like a water chestnut and is commonly added raw to salads. Shop for jicama in the produce section of most larger grocery stores. To prepare, remove the peel, including the fibrous flesh that is under the skin. Cut or slice the jicama as desired and serve raw.
Grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in the fruit.
How to Grill
Allow 30 to 40 min. for charcoal coals to be ready for outdoor grilling. The coals are ready when covered with a fine gray ash. If the fire is too hot, carefully use tongs to spread out the coals. Or, for a hotter fire push the coals closer together.