Yam Porridge (Asaro)

Yam Porridge (Asaro)

Mar 12, 2024Abiglobal Foods
  • 1 medium-sized yam, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1/2 cup palm oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2-3 bell peppers (red or green), chopped
  • 2-3 Scotch bonnet peppers (adjust to taste), chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • Assorted meats (beef, tripe, liver, or goat meat), cooked and diced
  • Stockfish and/or dried fish, soaked and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons ground crayfish
  • 2-3 stock cubes or seasoning cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups leafy vegetables (spinach, ugu, or kale), chopped
  • Water (as needed)
1.Prepare the Ingredients:
  • Peel and cut the yam into bite-sized cubes.
  • Chop the onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and Scotch bonnet peppers.
  • Cook and dice the assorted meats.
2. Cook the Stew:
  • Heat the palm oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, bell peppers, and Scotch bonnet peppers. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
3. Incorporate Meats and Fish:
  • Add the cooked and diced assorted meats, flaked stockfish, and dried fish to the pot. Stir to combine.
4. Add Yam and Seasonings:
  • Add the yam cubes to the pot. Pour in enough water to cover the yams and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  • Add ground crayfish, stock cubes, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir well and let it simmer until the yams are partially cooked.
5. Cook Yam Porridge:
  • Continue cooking the yam porridge over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add more water if needed.
  • Cook until the yams are soft and the porridge reaches your desired consistency.
6. Add Leafy Vegetables:
  • Add the chopped leafy vegetables to the pot. Stir and let the porridge simmer until the vegetables are tender.
7. Adjust Seasoning and Serve:
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more salt or pepper according to your preference.
  • Serve the Yam Porridge hot, and enjoy it on its own or with a side of protein.

Yam Porridge (Asaro) is a hearty and satisfying dish that showcases the rich flavours of Nigerian cuisine.

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