Yam Pottage

Yam pottage also called yam porridge, yam soup, Asaro, Ebe and many other names is a yam meal that is easy to cook and delicious.

There are different ways of cooking this dish and I’ve tried most but personally I prefer this than the one pot method.

If you’re not a fan of yam pottage try this recipe and you won’t regret it.

yam pottage

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS (Serves 5)

1 tuber of yam

2 scotch bonnets

1 bell pepper

1 400g tin plum tomatoes

1 onion

1 brown onion (chopped)

1 smoked catfish (washed)

Prawns (washed)

1/4 of whole Smoked mackerel

2-3 tablespoons grounded crayfish

1/2 cup Palmoil

Vegetable (spinach, ugu, kale,) – chopped and rinsed.

3 maggi cubes

Salt

1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS

1) Blend the scotch bonnets, red pepper, plum tomatoes and onion.

2) In a pot heat palmoil, add the chopped onions and stir for a minute to two.

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3) Add the blended pepper, 2 maggi cubes and let it fry for 5 minutes.

4) Add the shredded smoked mackerel, smoked catfish and prawns and let fry for another 5-10minutes.

 

5) Peel the yam skin, cut into small cubes and wash.

6) Put the yams in a different pot, add enough water to cook, salt and sugar and leave to cook till almost soft.

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7) When the yam is a bit soft but not too soft, drain the water leaving just about 1-2cups of water left in it.

8) Add the prepared sauce to the yam, add the grounded crayfish, the 1 remaining maggi cube, taste for salt and if need be add salt to taste and leave to cook for 5minutes.

  • I normally reserve 1-2 cooking spoons of the sauce to garnish the yam pottage when served.

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9) Mash the yam with cooking spoon or potato masher. Add the vegetable and leave to simmer for another 5minutes

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10) Take off heat and yam pottage is ready to serve.

Yam pottage, Yam porridge

Yam pottage

Bon appetit😊

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2 thoughts on “Yam Pottage

  1. Asaro elemi meje, sumptous!!!. When making mine i add sweet potato or plantain to it. Have you tried making it with vegetable oil?, suprisingly it tastes as good if not better. Cheers.

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