Nigerian yam porridge is made from puna yam which is boiled till it’s tender and cooked in a blend of ingredients. It can be served for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Ingredients For Nigerian Yam Porridge
• 1/2 medium sized Puna Yam
• 1 medium sized Onion
• 1½ Starter puree (a blend of peppers, tomatoes and onions)
• 2 tablespoons of Crayfish
• 2 Smoked fish (Shredded) (optional)
• Any Leafy vegetables (optional)
• 2 Stock cubes
• Salt to taste
• 1/2 Cup fresh Palm Oil
Directions For Nigerian Yam Porridge
• Slice the onions and set aside. Blend some tomatoes, peppers and onions and keep aside for later use (that's if you don't have an already made tomato puree mixture)
• Peel and cut the yam into medium sized chunks and rinse a couple of times. Put the yams inside a pot, add water to cover the yams and let it cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.
• Add the starter sauce, palm oil, onions, cray fish, stock cubes and salt to taste then allow it to cook for an additional 15 minutes on a low heat.
• Now add the smoked fish. You can use whatever addition you prefer at this point, it's up to you to decide. Though its not compulsory.
• Mash the yams with a potato masher or a wooden spoon. You can mash everything into a creamy paste and you can mash most of the Yams and still leave some chunks behind.
• At this point, add the leafy vegetables if you're using any and allow the yam porridge to simmer for 5 more minutes and it is ready. Serve hot and enjoy.
• Just like Yam Porridge, you can also make beans and plantain porridge, yam and beans porridge. There are delicious and easy to make, so try them out.