NIGERIAN YAM PORRIDGE (ASARO)

Nigerian yam porridge also known as Asaro is a combination of yams and fresh green vegetables, it’s a tasty and healthy way to eat yam as you can add your green veggies.

This recipe will put you through on how to make Yam Porridge.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg of yam
  • Red Palm oil
  • 1 smoked/dry fish of your choice
  • Meat of choice (Optional)
  • Ground crayfish
  • Chopped onion
  • Fresh green vegetable – Pumpkin (ugwu), Scent leaf (efirin or nchanwu) or spinach
  • Habanero or Chilli Pepper
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Bouillon cubes

PREPARATION

  • If you are using meat, cut them into small pieces, spice it thoroughly and cooked until its soft. Then move to the next steps below :
  • Peel and cut the yam tuber into small sizes, wash the yam cubes and put inside a pot.
  • Wash and chop the onions into small pieces, blend the chilli pepper and set them aside. If using dry fish, soak and pick and remove the bones at this time.

COOKING

  • Pour enough water into the pot to cover the yam cubes and start cooking at medium to high heat. If you are using dry fish, you can add it now.
  • When the yams have become soft, add the onions, ground crayfish, pepper, bouillon cubes, palm oil and the smoked fish or meat (Meat is optional!).
  • Cover the pot to cook till the yam is done. Add salt to taste and stir thoroughly. Cook at high heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Lastly, add the green vegetable (Ugwu leaves or spinach), stir and leave to stand for a few minutes so the leaves are a bit fresh, then serve.

Bon appétit!

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