Nigerian Yam Porridge

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Yam Porridge
Yam porridge is a very delicious meal eaten by most tribes in Nigeria but it’s more common in the Yoruba speaking parts of the country.

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.


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