Yam pottage, also called yam porridge, is a Nigerian delicacy made with yam (a root vegetable) as the primary ingredient. It is a delicious and filling dish that’s easy to prepare.
- 1/2 tuber of yam (900g)
- 1/2 cup Palm oil
- 1 medium onion
- 6-7 Scotch bonnet chillies
- 1 handful dried crayfish
- 300g smoked/dried fish
- Scent leaves (small bunch)
- 2 Seasoning cubes
- Peel, wash, and cut the yam into medium-sized cubes. Wash the fish with salt and warm water, blend the chilies and crayfish, and chop the onion.
- In a medium-sized pot, add the yam, then add enough water to cover it. Place the lid on and cook on medium heat for about 10 mins.
- Add the pepper and crayfish mix, chopped onion, 2 seasoning cubes, and salt. Cover and cook for a further 10 mins.
- Break the smoked fish into small pieces and add to the pot, then add the palm oil. Cover again and cook for another 5 mins or until the yam becomes soft enough to mash.
- Tear the scent leaves and add to the pot. Turn off the heat immediately; cover the pot and leave for 2-3mins (the residual heat will cook the scent leaves).
- After about 2-3 minutes, open the pot and mix everything together.
- Your yam pottage is ready!!!