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Todays’ post is on a Nigerian dish that is mostly eaten by the Yorubas. ” ASARO”.
Asaro, also known as Ebe ( eh-beh) (Porridge Yam).
This meal is best served warm inorder for you to enjoy the flavor of the meal. Also i prefer it to be a little bit spicy.
i. 1 tuber of yam
ii. 1 large red bell chilli pepper (Shombo)
iii. 1 red onion
iv. 2 cloves of garlic v. 2 cloves of ginger vi. 3 plum tomatoes vii. 3 scotch bonnet peppers (Atarodo) viii. A handful of kpanla
ix. 1 tablespoon of Adobo seasoning
x. Curry powder (1 tablespoon)
xi. Seasoning cube to taste
xii. bay leaves (optional)
xv. Palm oil (moderate)
xvi. Smoked fish (optional)
Step 1: Cut the yam tuber into
round slices, slice off the peels and place in a bowl. Add clean water, wash it till there is no
dirt in it again. Set it aside
Step 2: Defoliate the garlic and the ginger,
Remove the heads from the Scotch bonnet pepper and chili pepper. Wash them and add in a
blender. Blend till there is a smooth puree.
Step 3: Place a clean sauce pan on heat, when the pan is hot, add the palm oil allow for some time, then you can now add the blended
puree into the palm oil in the pan on heat, allow for about 3
minutes. Add 3 cups of water and cook on medium heat for 10 mins.
Step 4: Reduce the heat to the lowest point and gently add the well washed yams(Ensure it doesn’t splash).
Step 5: Add more
water, add the chopped onion, crushed seasoning, well prepared Smoked fish, salt and other recipes that were not added, then cover for it to cook for about 25 minutes till the liquid in the
Step 6: With the edge of the cooking spectacle, mash the yams in the cooking pan very well.
Step 7: Wash and add the bay leaf now. ( better still cook it without the leaf ). Allow for additional 5minutes. Then bring it down and serve warm or hot.
HAPPY COOKING! ENJOY YOUR WELL PREPARED ASARO.