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.

STUFFED BEEF ROLLS

looking for something quick and still want to impress your guest? I have the perfect recipe for you. These stuffed beef rolls are not only quick, but they are sooo tasty and look really great. I have stuffed my beef with some peppers, onions, garlic and cheese, but feel free to play around with the ingredients! But I promise you won’t be disappointed using the ingredients listed below.

What you’ll need

• 1/2 Red bell pepper

• 1/2 Yellow bell pepper

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 1/2 tsp pepper

• I/2 White onion

• 3 Garlic Cloves

• Spinach

• Mozerrala cheese

• 5 Thin cut beef steak

• Vegetable oil

Procedure

1. Chop all ingredients (except the beef steak of course). Heat up some vegetable oil in a pan and add all the chopped ingredients. Stir together, season with the measured salt and pepper and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes

2. Place your beef on a flat surface and season both sides of the beef with salt and pepper

3. Place some spinach on the beef, follow with some of the cooked vegetables from Step 1 and finish with some mozzarella cheese. Carefully Roll the stuffed beef and secure the roll with a skewer at several points. At this stage, cut the roll into several smaller rolls (like in the picture) and set aside.

4. Heat up some oil, place the stuffed rolls in the pan and allow to cook on both sides until you achieve your desired result (medium rare, medium….. ). Remove the skewer and serve. Enjoy!