Yam Pottage (asaro) is a rich, slow-cooked one pot dish of yams cooked in a palm oil pepper sauce; yams are the backbone of this deceptively humble dish which should be soft and should have absorbed the aromas and savors of the other ingredients.
We must warn you that this is not a traditional recipe as we make this warming dish rich by adding sweet potatoes, smoked turkey, prawns and spinach. Try our recipe and let us know what you think or tell us how you make yours 🙂
400g canned tomato plums
1 red bell pepper
1 red onions
1-2 scotch bonnet peppers
5 slices of yam (cubed)
5 slices of sweet potato (cubed)
6 pieces of smoked turkey
300g Prawns (cooked and peeled)
2 Tbsp of crayfish
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of water
Salt to taste
Maggi crayfish seasoning cube
2-3 Tbsp of palm oil
Blend onions, peppers and tomatoes
Heat palm oil in a pot and add blended mix; fry for 10mins
Season with salt and stock cubes
Add crayfish, smoked turkey, yams, sweet potatoes and a cup of water; boil for 15mins or until yam chunks become soft.
Use a fork to gently mash the yam leaving some yam chunks
Add prawns and spinach and simmer for 5 mins
Serve and enjoy
“The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love, for those you are cooking for” – Sophia Loren
I have been feeling nostalgic, missing Lagos; eating suya (grilled peppered beef), roasted plantain, drinking ice cold coke in the sun, etc. especially as we have had such a wintery Springtime here in London.
Today i was hopeful, the weather was goood…… this dish is light, tasty and refreshing, perfect for ushering in Spring as it should be . Its very easy to make too.
Cut up potatoes into wedges with sliced red and green peppers, crushed garlic and olive oil, mix into a casserole dish and put in the oven for 30mins.
Cut up cherry tomatoes and basil, juice of half an orange, add sea salt and allow the salad rest in the fridge for 30mins.
Season chicken pieces with salt, oregano and pepper and grill for 40mins, turn halfway during cooking.
Breakfast in bed is indulgent, it can be romantic, fun or simply cosy… Breakfast with someone you love be it your siblings, spouse, children or friends is magical.
These stuffed french toasts are scrumptious, mouth watering, diet destroying… and very easy to make.
PS: if your loved one insists on sticking to her diet after all your effort, you can have the french toast all to yourself and treat her to greek yogurt, strawberries and honey… “strawberries taste sweeter when you are spending time with someone who makes you swoon”.
DVees recipe: Stuffed French Toast
Sliced Brioche Bread – 4 slices
2 Tbps of Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon of jam (strawberry or blackcurrant)
2 whole Eggs
¼ cup of milk
1 teaspoon French almond extract (optional)
2 tablespoons Butter
Mix the cream cheese together with the jam; spread mixture equally between the bread slices.
Top with strawberry slices and make two sandwiches
Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat in the milk and almond extract.
Dip both sides of the sandwiches in the egg mixture.
Melt the butter in the frying pan. Fry each sandwich gently for 3 to 4 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until nicely coloured and warmed through.
Dust with cinnamon and sugar, cut in half and serve with the Greek-style natural yoghurt.