YAM PORRIDGE

I really only like my yam fried but I can make an exception for Asaro. This is a very popular Nigerian yam dish also known as yam porridge. I was really missing home and this recipe jumped straight into my head. This recipe is pretty straight and with only a few ingredients, you can achieve this amazing comfort meal. I have added some chicken breast to this recipe, this is completely optional and can be replaced with anything else you might prefer.

what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 pound of yam
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 2 chicken breast
  • chicken stock
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp crayfish
  • 1 knorr cube
  • salt and pepper

Procedure:

Step 1: firstly, you would need to prep your yam by peeling the skin off, cutting into chunks and then rinsing them. After this, place the yam in a bowl of water, and set aside. This will prevent them from browning.

Step 2: Heat up some vegetable oil in a pan and while that’s heating up, blend the tomatoes, 1 onion, garlic, and scotch bonnet together in a blender. When the oil is hot, add the blended mixture and allow to cook for about 25 minutes.

Step 3: While that is cooking, in another saucepan; pour some chicken stock and place the 2 chicken breasts into the stock and allow to cook for about 25 minutes.

Step 4: Heat up some oil in a pot, add one roughly chopped onion, the crayfish and the blended mixture( from step 2). Add the Knorr cube, salt and pepper and allow to cook for about a minute or so while stirring. At this point add the yam and some chicken stock and allow to cook until the yam is cooked.

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