My favourite food is yam; anything yam- fried, boiled, roasted, porridge- just YAM. However, the family seems to have a thing for my porridge yam. If we had a restaurant, porridge yam will be on the special menu. Next to it will be, ‘prepared by Oma; the family yam chef’.
I always share my menu on Instagram story and my followers think that I should be sharing the recipes on YouTube. Infact, I have people sliding into my DM asking for the recipe or even asking to come over for a treat. Whilst I may not be able to host everyone now, I have decided to share this porridge yam recipe which I made using the smoked fish I got from Scuba Market Place. Let me just state here that, cooking this was really nothing fancy. I just went with the vibe. So, if you will like to watch me make it, click HERE.
Ingredients for Porridge Yam
- Palm oil
- Cameroun pepper
- Smoked fish from Scuba Market Place
Preparation of Porridge Yam with Smoked Fish
- Cut the yam, peel off the back and slice into tiny bit
- Wash the yam and put into a pot with enough water covering the pot content
- Soak the smoked fish with hot water and when it gets soft, seperate the fish into pieces
- Cut the ugwu into tiny bits, wash with salt and place in a sieve
- Once the yam is soft enough to be consumed, pour the content into a sieve to seperate the water from the yam
- Pour some palm oil in the empty pot on the fire
- Add some onions into the palm oil, crayfish, Cameroun pepper, the smoked fish from Scuba market place, some salt and some hot water
- Sir all the ingredients together
- Add the already boiled yam
- Put the ugwu
- Stir all the content together
- Allow the content to boil a little
- Turn off the fire and allow for it to cool down before serving. That will make sure that the porridge thickens up.
Disclaimer: I am no chef so I cannot exactly say what the measurement is for each of the ingredients. Truthfully, I do not taste my meals until they are done. I will rather have someone else taste it and tell me if they are okay with the spices because for me, once the pepper is right, I am good. So, do what works for you.
If you do ever try it, let me know in the comment section.